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New Mexico Forbids Hunters from Using Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

New Mexico has become the fourth state in the U.S. to put a ban on hunting assisted by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). According to a New Mexico Watchdog report, the state's Game Commission voted 5 to 1 in the ruling. [Read More]

Drones to Help Uncover Hidden Abuse at Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2014

A man is getting assistance from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in exposing the hidden and often abusive – for both the animals and the environment – at factory farms in the U.S. Will Potter – a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, animals-rights [Read More]

Tiny Hyperspectral Imaging Camera for Drones Comes to Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 19, 2014

Belgium-based Nanoelectronics research center imec and XIMEA, a creator of machine vision systems, have formed a partnership to integrate imec's Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) sensors with XIMEA's xiQ USB3.0 camera product line. The companies say the xiQ cameras feature a total [Read More]

Solar Company Incorporating Drones into Design Process

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2014

Sol-Up USA, a privately owned solar panel service and installation company in Las Vegas, says it will now use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assess roof spaces to aid in the drafting and designing process. Sol-Up says a UAS can [Read More]

South Africa: We Never Actually Banned Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2014

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has released a notice stating that the reported ban on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is, in fact, not true. ‘SACAA has never issued any specific notice or regulation banning the use of unmanned [Read More]

Cartels Using Drones to Traffic Narcotics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 03, 2014

Drug cartels in Mexico and Latin America are reportedly constructing lightweight unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the purpose of smuggling narcotics into the U.S. According to a report on Motherboard, UAS are cheaper to produce and not as easily detected [Read More]

South Africa Places Immediate Ban on Camera Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2014

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has outlawed the use of camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the country. According to a Screen Africa report, the SACAA made its decision, effective immediately, based on the lack of knowledge and [Read More]

Drones Deliver Soda to Construction Workers Throughout Singapore

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2014

Marketing communications company Ogilvy & Mather Singapore (O&M) conceptualized a project for Coca-Cola Singapore in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivered thousands of cans of Coke to more than 2,500 construction workers throughout Singapore. According to O&M, the project, which [Read More]

U.K. Airline to Inspect Fleet with Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 09, 2014

British airline easyJet has announced that it will be using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assist in external inspections of its collection of Airbus jets. The airline is working with CopterCraft, a provider of multi-rotor aerial solutions for videos and [Read More]

Drones Are Not Welcome in Yosemite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

The National Park Service (NPS) is advising visitors that the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is prohibited within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the NPS says [Read More]