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AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TO SLASH DRONE REGULATIONS”
As the FAA gears up to increase drone regulations in the US, the Japanese government announced that it would slash regulations on drones in order to promote their use, calling them part of the “fourth industrial revolution.” The second meeting of Japan’s Public-Private Dialogue towards Investment for the Future was held yesterday at the Prime Minister’s Office. The…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES MAY SOMEDAY REPAIR OUR CITIES”
In 2013, American taxpayers spent $91 billion on roads with a huge piece of the pie allocated to labor-intensive repair of bad roads. by Jules Li – Leeds City Centre Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wiki CommonsNow, fast-forward to the often-imagined “City of the Future.” Instead of massive, honking, smog-belching traffic delays ringed around…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “MINERS STRIKE DRONE GOLD DOWN UNDER”
One of Australia’s largest mining and metal companies is digging into drone use as a viable means of information gathering and the results may be a virtual gold mine of data for the industry. According to a recent company press release, Rio Tinto — a British-Australian multinational — is using drones to monitor its coal…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES HELP CATCH TRAIN THIEVES IN POLAND”
PKP Cargo, Poland’s largest rail freight operator, has announced that recently introduced drones are helping to significantly reduce the amount of thefts from the company’s trains.  “Thanks to the initiatives undertaken by PKP Cargo, in the first half of the year losses due to theft of goods from trains were reduced by almost 60 percent,”…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “FLIR INTRODUCE NEW THERMAL CAMERA VUE PRO”
  ON-BOARD RECORDING Vue Pro records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats and 14-bit still imagery to a removable micro-SD card so you won’t lose any of your data to transmission loss. Imagery is saved to the micro-SD card and can be retrieved either from the card or by plugging the camera into…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES ARE BECOMING THE OIL INDUSTRY’S GUARDIAN ANGELS”
AS PETROLEUM HAS BECOME HARDER TO FIND, IT’S BECOME INCREASINGLY COSTLY AND DANGEROUS TO EXTRACT. COULD AERIAL DATA-COLLECTION BOTS CREATE A NEW BOOM IN FOSSIL FUELS? Oil and gas exploration has always moved at the speed of the equipment—glacially. Productive job sites quickly get clogged with fleets of massive trucks, cranes, and rotary diggers, forcing…