Tag: drones

When a heavy-duty storm approaches, the general approach is to either seek shelter or head in the opposite direction. But a team of atmospheric researchers at Colorado State University packs up a bunch of specially equipped DJI Matrice drones...
In her classic essay on the marvel of total solar eclipses, US writer Annie Dillard says a partial eclipse bears the same relation to a total eclipse as “flying in an airplane does to falling out of an airplane.” Monday’s...
Here at TDC, we’ve had the opportunity to visit DJI’s Shenzhen headquarters on one occasion. It was a little more than a year ago. In the main reception area, along one wall, was a very special display. Like a stripped-down...
If you follow airspace rules in the US, you'll already know that the flying a drone near military installations without a very good reason (and specific permission), is just asking for trouble. Earlier this week, the US military explained what...
Aspiring drone pilots in the UK must register their craft and pass "safety awareness tests," under new rules introduced over the weekend. Going forward, owners of any drones weighing more than 250 grams must do so "to improve accountability and...
We start out this Friday's edition of #TheBuzz with news that a drone was used in an overnight rescue early this morning in the great state of Wisconsin. On Thursday night, a 70-year-old woman walked away from a remote campsite...
The world's largest aerial imaging company, DJI, expressed "disappointment" Monday over draft regulations released Friday by Transport Canada, the federal agency responsible for airspace regulation. A DJI news release also encouraged drone users to let their voices be heard during a...
Police units covering three neighbouring UK counties have established the country's first full-time drone unit, according to a report by Sky News. The story says the forces are using the DJI products for everything from search-and-rescue operations to capturing crime scenes...
We start our roundup with a look at one of the more unusual drone designs we've seen. In fact, it's a little reminiscent of a flying squirrel – except those creatures glide, and this flying robot is powered by...
From robotic cameras being used in Rio to take underwater photos of swimmers to the recently announced partnership to bring drones, VR, 360° video, and more to the Olympics through 2024, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) seems intent on...

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