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Arusha, Tanzania (AFP) Aug 31, 2017 – In the developing world, basic healthcare is often a challenge — let alone expensive medical screening or tests for easily treatable, preventable illnesses. TEDGlobal, an annual conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading” taking place in Tanzania this week, heard of new technologies that could revolutionise healthcare for the …
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Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017 – The U.S. Army announced today it has concluded it’s Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology program after a series of tests and demonstrations over the last week. The program has existed since 2008 and involved the Army Research Laboratory, industry participants and university researchers. It culminated in technology demonstrations at …
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Washington (UPI) Aug 25, 2017 – Researchers at MIT have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read radio frequency ID tags from tens of meters away with better accuracy. Radio frequency ID, or RFID, tags were originally expected to revolutionize supply chain management due to their low cost, battery-free design. RFIDs …
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Boston MA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017 – Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers to log inventory much more efficiently than they could by reading box numbers and recording them manually. But the …
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Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017 – Two U.S. companies, Battelle and Dedrone, have joined forces to create a system that combines drone detection capabilities with defeat technology. Battelle will leverage its DroneDefender system with Dedrone’s platform alert technology to protect critical infrastructure, the companies announced on Thursday. “We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate …
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image Defense.gov The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.  But the Red Cross unmanned aircraft response team, organized by professional drone photography company PropellerHeads, is flying under an FAA COA in coordination with the Texas Air Operations Center and Unified Command to provide vital overhead views …
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courtesy Anra Technologies The FAA has frequently promised that regulations on drone flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) will be prioritized.  Other countries – like France – have allowed BVLOS flight since as early as 2012, which has allowed the French drone industry to move forward on commercial applications not available in the US. …
Continue reading Is BVLOS Flight Getting Closer in US? Drone Industry Thinks So

A few days after restricting civilian drone flights over regions in southeastern Texas slammed by Hurricane Harvey, the FAA is now allowing limited flights pending specific authorization by the federal agency. On Aug. 27, the agency released a warning stating that unauthorized drone flights over hurricane-stricken areas could subject pilots to “significant fines if they …
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