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Forget cats and dogs, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology is making it rain photos. Visual media student Nicholas Kundrat installed a Fujifilm Instax camera onto a DJI Flame Wheel F450, creating a film and drone hybrid that actually allows unsuspecting subjects to see the images instantly – after they flutter down to the ground, that is.   Kundrat used the...

We've written before about the growing potential of drone racing as the sport of the future, and with each passing day the words only seem to become truer. It's not too often that an entirely new sport or competitive activity comes to light, and in this instance it's picking up followers and competitors pretty rapidly. Drone Racing League is...

The commercial drone industry is just starting to take shape and has seen enormous growth in the last year alone. Drones are already helping change the way we work and live and are becoming a mainstream tool for consumers and businesses. But we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities. Companies like Google X hope to transform package delivery...

Drones are a marvelous new consumer technology, allowing the average person to take aerial photographs, make highly accurate maps and models, and generally have a grand old time—after all, we’re talking about having your very own flying robot. But there is danger here: Because drones are so new, our society has yet to form rules of etiquette and behavior...

As a former helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and then for Life Flight, nothing gets me more excited than aviation. And right now, there’s a lot to be excited about. Here, in the U.S., I’m confident that 2016 will go down in aviation and business history as the year drones became tools, not toys. The aerial robots have arrived...

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This short teaser video from Xiaomi has recently appeared online, showing their soon to be released first drone product. The video was first spotted on Chinese streaming site Youku. There's not much to jump at here, though, if we're getting an accurate sneak peek from Xiaomi's teaser images. It looks like a pretty standard quadcopter, with the only interesting feature being an underslung spherical...

The notion of a truly smart city is a fashionable topic among governments of developed countries, and increasingly, developing countries too. Using sensors and real time monitoring systems,  it is possible to process and analyse data collected in real time to enhance quality, performance, and interactivity of urban services while reducing the costs and consumption, creating a better life for citizens....

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Most people have a strict regime when it comes to breakfast. They may have cereal, toast, yoghurt or perhaps just a cup of tea or coffee. What would your routine be if you lived in the mountains and were faced with a bluebird sky? You'd surely head up on the first lift and get riding and that's exactly what...

Although the commercial unmanned aviation industry is still in its infant days, the market already presented a diverse range of fantastic hardware, software and operational products. These prerequisites connected, especially in the last two years’, many accelerator, early stage and also later stage investment companies with the market. The investors strongly raised their portfolio by UAV companies, which led...

The just-released book by Adam Juniper, The Complete Guide to Drones: Whatever your budget, true to its title, offers everything you need to know to get started in the world of drones. The book starts off with a brief overview of the history of drones, covering military drones, the influence of RC hobbyists, building and flying your own, and consumer...
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