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These beautiful photos show why we love drones - GigaOM

These beautiful photos show why we love drones - GigaOM | Drony | Scoop.it
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These beautiful photos show why we love drones
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Look at these award-winning photos from drone photographers around the world — they show how “drones,” which can have a scary connotation, have so much to offer.
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Oculus Rift meets drone technology, to incredible effect

Oculus Rift meets drone technology, to incredible effect | Drony | Scoop.it
Admit it, you desperately want to try this. (RT @AZdzitowiecki: @SKoziej Drony. Znowu.
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Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture | Drony | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Archaeologists fit drone with heat-sensing camera, find new features at ancient site in New Mexico: http://t.co/ZTQmJWsKiD)
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The Drones Are Coming: FAA-approved labs test UAVs for use in US skies - Fox News

The Drones Are Coming: FAA-approved labs test UAVs for use in US skies - Fox News | Drony | Scoop.it
The Drones Are Coming: FAA-approved labs test UAVs for use in US skies
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – At Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, a helicopter drone hovers menacingly over a robot vehicle.
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Bird-inspired drones to hover on the wind - The Southland Times

Bird-inspired drones to hover on the wind - The Southland Times | Drony | Scoop.it
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Melbourne researchers are developing drones that will detect and glide on natural air currents to conserve energy - something birds have been doing for millennia.
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The TV-Guided Drones Of World War II - Gizmodo Australia

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The TV-Guided Drones Of World War II
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Drones were quite primitive during World War II, compared with the unmanned aerial vehicles we know today.
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Humanitarian drones to deliver medical supplies to roadless areas

Humanitarian drones to deliver medical supplies to roadless areas | Drony | Scoop.it
Greek entrepreneur Andreas Raptopoulos saw drones being used to deliver pizza and set about solving a real problem (Humanitarian drones delivering medical supplies to roadless areas http://t.co/MRemTia0Vc...
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Commercial Drones May Disrupt The Retail And E-Commerce Industries First - Business Insider

Commercial Drones May Disrupt The Retail And E-Commerce Industries First - Business Insider | Drony | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog) Commercial Drones May Disrupt The Retail And E-Commerce Industries First Business Insider When Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was testing the idea of delivering packages via drones, he made drones with popular commercial...
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The dronefather

The dronefather | Drony | Scoop.it

Abe Karem created the robotic plane that transformed the way modern warfare is waged—and continues to pioneer other airborne innovations

 

“I WAS not the guy who put missiles on the Predator,” says Abe Karem, the aerospace engineer behind America’s most successful and most feared military drone. “I just wanted UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to perform to the same standards of safety, reliability and performance as manned aircraft.”

 

When Mr Karem arrived in America from Israel in 1977, the Pentagon had almost given up on robotic planes. At the time its most promising UAV, the Aquila, needed 30 people to launch it, flew for just minutes at a time and crashed on average every 20 flight hours. “It was insanity itself,” says Mr Karem. “It was obvious to me they were going to crash because they had 30 people doing something that could be done better by three.”

 

Mr Karem founded a company, Leading Systems, in the garage of his Los Angeles home and began work on a drone that would ultimately transform the way America wages war. It was built in an intentionally low-tech manner, using plywood, home-made fibreglass and a two-stroke engine of the kind normally found in go-karts. “I wanted to prove that performance is largely a result of inspired design and highly optimised and integrated subsystems, not the application of the most advanced technology,” he says.

 

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The mind is a terrible thing to waste on new ways of killing other minds.

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‘Drones fly, children die’: US activists launch massive anti-drone campaign — RT USA

‘Drones fly, children die’: US activists launch massive anti-drone campaign — RT USA | Drony | Scoop.it
A month-long nationwide anti-drone campaign has kicked off in New York.

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Pożary w Kalifornii: do akcji ruszyły drony

Wciąż nie udało się całkowicie opanować pożarów w Kalifornii, w regionie Parku Narodowego... euronews: zrozumieć bieżące wydarzenia. Subskrybuj najchętniej o...
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Eksperyment - dron dla SG. THawk nad granicą.

Część eksperymentu "Dron dla Straży Granicznej" przeprowadzonego w środowisku symulacyjnym VBS2. Obserwacja prowadzona jest za pomocą pionowzlotu THawk. Więc...
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Drones help prevent rhino, elephant poaching - CNET

Drones help prevent rhino, elephant poaching - CNET | Drony | Scoop.it
New Scientist Drones help prevent rhino, elephant poaching CNET Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism, along with the World Wildlife Fund, have partnered to invest in drones that can track rhino and elephant herds, the organizations told...
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American students developing underwater drones to hunt for explosives

American students developing underwater drones to hunt for explosives | Drony | Scoop.it
Groups of American college students are help making the seas safer – one less explosive at a time.
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Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Percent

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Percent | Drony | Scoop.it
Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're effective at stopping poachers.
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Drones Are Becoming Energy’s New Roustabouts

Drones Are Becoming Energy’s New Roustabouts | Drony | Scoop.it
Drones are now being used to monitor power lines, inspect oil and gas pipelines, check wind turbines for defects and pinpoint malfunctioning solar panels. (No proszę:) "@bweglarczyk: Drony w #USA ...
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Shropshire criminals 'using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find ... - The Independent

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Drones Helping to Map Fukushima Cleanup and Reconstruction - IEEE Spectrum

Drones Helping to Map Fukushima Cleanup and Reconstruction - IEEE Spectrum | Drony | Scoop.it
Drones Helping to Map Fukushima Cleanup and Reconstruction IEEE Spectrum Drone Adventures was founded a year ago, and they've been busy conducting post-disaster autonomous UAV mapping missions in places like Haiti, where updated maps can be...
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Drones have a future in farming - DesMoinesRegister.com

Drones have a future in farming - DesMoinesRegister.com | Drony | Scoop.it
Kansas.com Drones have a future in farming DesMoinesRegister.com WASHINGTON – Drones are quickly moving from the battlefield to the farmer's field — on the verge of helping growers oversee millions of acres throughout rural America and saving them...
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UAV drones changing the face of Search & Rescue NZ - 3News NZ

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Homegrown unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) - or drones - are set to change the face of search and rescue in New Zealand.
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ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone

ACL 2013: Top Ten Drone | Drony | Scoop.it
In a classroom, a drone is a nuisance, but in music, it's an attraction.  These artists know that drone is more than sustained sound; it's texture, movement and tone.  Songs hum like appliances, gr...
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WYSTAWA POLSKIE "DRONY" 2013 model firmy ROBOKOPTER

RoboKopter to urządzenie, które wprowadza nowe możliwości rejestracji obrazu i zbierania danych podczas lotu. W zależności od potrzeb, RoboKopter może zostać...
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Nowy rosyjski bezzałogowiec - MiG "Skat" (UCAV)

MiG Skat (ros. Скат - płaszczka) - projekt pierwszego rosyjskiego bezpilotowego aparatu bojowego (UCAV). Pełnowymiarowa makieta Skata została wystawiona w cz...
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