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The Huffington Post UK: UAS Captures Incredible Footage Of Hong Kong Protest

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Enhancing Public Safety, Jobs + Economy, News |

 The Huffington Post UK: UAS Captures Incredible Footage Of Hong Kong Protest A drone has captured incredible footage of the Hong Kong protestors who on Sunday night, brought the city to a standstill. The video shows the sheer scale of the pro-democracy protest which has seen residents clash with local police throughout the night. The YouTube channel HK Apple Daily is also live streaming the protest as it moves into its second day with many residents choosing to sleep on the streets en masse. The protests started after it was revealed that...

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Boston Globe: Race is on to Perfect Solar-Powered UAS

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Environmental Protection, Jobs + Economy, News, Spotlight on Programs |

Boston Globe: Race is on to Perfect Solar-Powered UAS The model airplane hanging from the ceiling of Chris Bailey’s industrial-size garage in Waltham seems almost too fragile to fly, much less enter a race in which the grand prize is worth billions of dollars. But the race is on, and Bailey is sure he can win. A mechanical engineer, Bailey cofounded a startup that is trying to build an unmanned solar-powered drone that could remain aloft for extended periods, serving as an airborne Internet or communications station, for example, or as a...

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The Guardian: Aerial Views of Europe Taken from a UAS

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Jobs + Economy, News |

 The Guardian: Aerial Views of Europe Taken from a UAS European cities and historic sites photographed from new angles using drone technology, by photographer Amos Chapple   Barcelona, Spain The Eixample district with the Sagrada Familia cathedral. The octagonal city blocks were designed to allow light and space on the street corners.   Trieste, Italy The Vittoria Light, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste as a storm approaches at sunset. “The first job is finding somewhere out of the way to launch from, then you’re at the mercy...

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Business Insider: Majoring In UAS Could Earn You A Six-Figure Salary Right Out Of School

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Jobs + Economy, News |

Business Insider: Majoring In UAS Could Earn You A Six-Figure Salary Right Out Of School If you want to pull in a six-figure salary right out of school, you might want to start studying unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly and controversially known as drones. The young field is already lucrative — $US11.3 billion globally — and set to grow exponentially. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade organisation, predicts that the global market will be $US140 billion in 10 years. Studying UAS is relatively new,...

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The Huffington Post: Cirque du Soleil’s UAS Video, ‘Sparked,’ Is Pure Magic

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Jobs + Economy, News |

The Huffington Post: Cirque du Soleil’s UAS Video, ‘Sparked,’ Is Pure Magic     Seems like Cirque du Soleil can turn just about anything into a mesmerizing performance — even drones. A new collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios features 10 quadcopters carrying out the kinds of complex synchronized dance maneuvers we usually see from the circus’ famed acrobats. But what makes this clip amazing is the one thing it doesn’t feature: computer graphics. You can see how the...

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Business Insider: A UAS Captured This Stunning Video Of A Family Of Killer Whales

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Environmental Protection, News |

Business Insider: A UAS Captured This Stunning Video Of A Family Of Killer Whales Scientists have captured an amazing bird’s-eye video of killer whales, not from a plane or a helicopter, but from an aerial drone. Last month, researchers from Vancouver Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used a hexacopter to take 30,000 photos of a northern resident killer whale population over the course of 60 flights. The researchers can use these aerial photos to evaluate the health of individual whales, including...

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CBS Baltimore: Montgomery Co. Grounds Firefighters’ Plan To Use UAS

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Enhancing Public Safety, News |

CBS Baltimore: Montgomery Co. Grounds Firefighters’ Plan To Use UAS   Drone debate. Montgomery County firefighters say the unmanned flying devices could help them save lives—but some county leaders say the benefits don’t outweigh privacy concerns. Meghan McCorkell has more on the controversy. Tuesday night, the county executive has scrapped a plan for the fire department to use drones during rescue missions. From massive fires to dangerous water rescues, firefighters in Montgomery County risk their lives to save others. Now they’ve...

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Wired: My Radical Plan to Give Africa a Better Future With Cargo UAS

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Disaster Response, Enhancing Public Safety, Jobs + Economy, News, Spotlight on Programs |

Wired: My Radical Plan to Give Africa a Better Future With Cargo UAS I’m in Somalia, interviewing an al-Qaeda Shabab commander on a stretch of the malarial Jubba River. It is 2009, famine has swept the country and people are starving. Girls sent to the river to fetch water are being eaten by crocodiles. Waterborne diseases are killing malnourished infants. The Shabab are decapitating their enemies in surrounding villages. It is impossible to imagine a society more broken down, yet the jihadist before me sits in his plastic chair with...

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News 10 Miami: Unmanned Aircraft Flying into Tropical Storm Edouard

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Disaster Response, Enhancing Public Safety, Environmental Protection, News |

News 10, Miami: Unmanned Aircraft Flying into Tropical Storm Edouard Most South Floridians are closely watching the low-pressure system currently centered over the northwestern Bahamas.  However, there something else going on over the Atlantic that is extremely interesting. A NASA Global Hawk took off Thursday night from Wallops Island to fly across the Atlantic — about 2,700 miles to collect data over and around Tropical Storm Edouard. The NASA-led project called the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel is demonstrating the ability of...

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Global News: RCMP Use UAS to Find Family Lost in the Woods

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Enhancing Public Safety, News |

Global News: RCMP Use UAS to Find Family Lost in the Woods RCMP say a drone was used to help locate a family that got lost in the woods. On Saturday at 4:30 p.m., two adults and their 17-month-old child entered the woods off the Highway 107 extension. The Dartmouth family got lost and called police around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Linda Gray with Halifax District RCMP tells Global News that police tried using sirens to pinpoint where the family was but did not have any luck. “They had tried to get a track with the K-9 unit but they weren’t able to...

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