Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • SF Gate: Tracking Great White Sharks with UAS Right from an iPhone

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    SF Gate: Tracking Great White Sharks with UAS Right from an iPhone Imagine floating on the empty blue Pacific Ocean, nothing but water in every direction, sunrise to sunset. Yet under the surface swim thousands of great white sharks. That’s not a bad dream — it’s actually what happens around this time of year several [...]

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  • CBS News: UAS could help areas devastated by drought

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by auvsiadmin in Advancing Agriculture, News.

    CBS News: UAS could help areas devastated by drought     UAS could soon help communities suffering from extreme drought. Meteorologist Jeff Tilley tells CBS News they could help produce billions of gallons of additional water each month through a process called cloud seeding. Tilley’s current cloud seed generator shoots tiny silver iodide particles into [...]

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  • Salisbury Post: Salisbury Native on Team Using UAS to Map Climate Change Effects in Peru

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News.

    Salisbury Post: Salisbury Native on Team Using UAS to Map Climate Change Effects in Peru Sure, it resembles a spider on steroids. But a recently developed flying robot — soon to hover over the Peruvian cloud forest for the first time — has potential benefits for everyone. About a year and a half ago, a [...]

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  • NBC News: UAS Give Travelers’ Vacation Videos a Lift

    Posted on February 21, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News.

    NBC News: UAS Give Travelers’ Vacation Videos a Lift If your travel videos have been looking a little flat lately, it may be time to consider a new angle. Strap your camera to one of the new, lightweight drones now available and you can join the ranks of travelers who are discovering that the sky [...]

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  • Motherboard: Even Anti-UAS Groups See Their Benefit

    Posted on February 19, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News.

    Even Anti-UAS Groups See Their Benefit You might think of anti-drone groups as extremists that stay awake at night in fear of an automated flying vessel peering into their windows. You’d be wrong. I recently spoke with Code Pink, a peace activist group with strong opinions against the use of drones in war, and Drone [...]

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  • The Atlantic: The Future of Sports Photography: UAS

    Posted on February 18, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News.

    The Future of Sports Photography: UAS     UAS are being used to film ski and snowboarding events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as you may have noticed. But the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick. In fact, you should expect more and more athletic events [...]

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  • Telegraph UK: Poachers kill three elephants an hour. Here’s how to stop them

    Posted on February 13, 2014 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    Poachers kill three elephants an hour. Here’s how to stop them Hi-tech drones guided by cutting-edge number-crunching are helping to preserve some of the planet’s most endangered species   Today, a major summit begins in London aimed at tacking the $19 billion a year trade in illegal wildlife trade, which is causing the populations of [...]

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  • ABC: Test Flights for UAS Fire Spotter (Radio Interview)

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by auvsiadmin in Disaster Response, News.

    Test Flights for UAS Fire Spotter (Radio Interview)     A new eye in the sky for bushfire fighters has had several dozen test flights on the New South Wales south coast. The remote controlled flying drone is relatively cheap, small enough to fit in a suitcase, and can be airborne within seconds. In the [...]

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  • The National: UAE To Use UAS For Government Services

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News.

    UAE To Use UAS For Government Services     The United Arab Emirates says it plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens as part of efforts to upgrade government services. The wealthy Gulf state is known for its showmanship – it boasts the tallest skyscraper in the [...]

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  • Motley Fool: UAS Could be Discovering Oil by the End of 2014

    Posted on February 10, 2014 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs.

      UAS Could be Discovering Oil by the End of 2014 UAS are no longer reserved for finding the enemy in hard to reach places. Today we’re seeing more companies explore new potential uses for these unmanned flying machines. From delivering packages for the world’s top Internet retailer to flying beer to ice fishermen in [...]

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