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10 Ways Drones Are Being Used In The Classroom

A new report from Samsung’s Alternative Careers Guide, released last week, found that 16-to-18-year-olds are no longer interested in traditional jobs such as becoming an accountant, teacher or lawyer, but were more interested in digital roles – with a drone operator being amongst the top ten most popular dream… Read More

Drones & Commercial Roofing Inspections

When inspecting, assessing, and repairing commercial roofing, it can often be difficult to get a full picture of actual conditions and what work needs to be performed. An on-site inspection can be done, however even professionals may not be able to detect small cracks and other problems that have not… Read More

Drone Surveying – Everything You Need To Know

Drones are continually proving to be powerful commercial tools, simultaneously providing adopters with leaps in efficiency and safety, with the surveying and mapping industry being no exception. With their ability to capture data from above, drones have been successfully integrated into surveying workflows to perform land surveys, photogrammetry, 3D mapping,… Read More

Drone Trials To Be Conducted At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Because of the reduced amount of aircraft movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and LVNL have announced that it will conduct a trial involving drones with cameras for inspection of taxiways, small buildings and aircraft, as well as drones that transport light goods between different locations at the airport. Read More

Drones To Help Stop Locust Swarms Threatening Food Security

Within recent months, food security concerns have emerged across nations such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as swarms of desert locusts devastate crops. Whilst the same level of damage is not currently being felt in Australia, the threat of infestations extends to this area also, however drone technology… Read More

Drone Imagery Predicts Root Crop Growth

Root crops such as cassava, carrots and potatoes are notoriously good at hiding disease or deficiencies which might affect their growth. Although the leaves may look green and healthy, farmers can face unexpected surprises when they go to harvest their crops. Further to this, this also poses problems for plant… Read More

Drones In Accident Reconstruction

Drones are fast becoming a go-to technology for accident reconstruction, used by law enforcement, insurance companies and lawyers trying to establish blame after a crash. One of the biggest benefits in using a drone for accident reconstruction is that it significantly reduces the amount of time needed to collect a… Read More

Scientists Turn To Drones To Clean Up Plastic Polluted Rivers

Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have been working on a massive global pollution survey at sites around the world to better understand the problem so that they can work to find effective solutions. Within Asia, the Mekong River flows through six… Read More

10 Tips For Recreational Drone Pilots

Becoming a new drone pilot can be extremely exciting, however don’t rush into flying just yet… It is relatively straightforward to take off, but do you know every button’s function or have a good understanding of how your drone reacts to the remote controller? Before you take flight, you should… Read More

Drones Part Of The Mining Industry’s Growing Use Of Technology

A Canadian Mining organisation, Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC’s Estevan, has recently shared their experience of adopting drones within their day to day activities, commenting that the technology has made mining operations more efficient. Mohsin Hashmi, Junior Mining Engineer at Westmoreland, has been working with drones for just over a year,… Read More

Drone Deploying Sterile Mosquitoes Could Stop Spread Of Insect-Borne Illness

According to a proof of concept experiments conducted by a multi-institutional research team, drone deployment of sterile mosquitoes could accelerate efforts to control their populations and reduce insect-borne disease. Mosquitoes are a public health hazard around the world, spreading infections like malaria to millions and causing countless deaths and health… Read More

Delay To EU Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation

On Friday 5th June, the European Commission delayed the applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 until the 31st December 2020. This decision supersedes the previous delay applied by the UK Government. This therefore means that the Implementing Regulation will now become applicable within the UK on… Read More