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AUVs
Underwater Gliders Could Soon Run off of the Ocean’s Changing Temperatures
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AUVs
Underwater Gliders Could Soon Run off of the Ocean’s Changing Temperatures
California company Seatrec wants to bring their temperature-harnessing generator technology to underwater gliders.
March 13, 2021

California company Seatrec wants to bring their temperature-harnessing generator technology to underwater gliders.

Drones
Giant Rocket Launching Drone Will Take Satellites to Space
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Drones
Giant Rocket Launching Drone Will Take Satellites to Space
The world's biggest drone is designed to launch satellites into orbit while airborne.
December 6, 2020

The world's biggest drone is designed to launch satellites into orbit while airborne.

Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
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Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.
November 8, 2020

The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.

Coronavirus
Disinfecting Drones to Spray Stadium After NFL Games
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Coronavirus
Disinfecting Drones to Spray Stadium After NFL Games
Are the disinfecting drones set to fly over Mercedes-Benz Stadium after Atlanta Falcons games useful or just another example of hygiene theater?
October 7, 2020

Are the disinfecting drones set to fly over Mercedes-Benz Stadium after Atlanta Falcons games useful or just another example of hygiene theater?

Wildfires
Predator Drones Are Using AI to Create Faster Fire Maps
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Wildfires
Predator Drones Are Using AI to Create Faster Fire Maps
The National Guard has used drones to create forest fire maps since 2017. New AI upgrades could make the maps in minutes, not hours.
October 5, 2020

The National Guard has used drones to create forest fire maps since 2017. New AI upgrades could make the maps in minutes, not hours.

Drones
Delivery Drone Breaks Flight Record for Transporting an Organ
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Drones
Delivery Drone Breaks Flight Record for Transporting an Organ
A MissionGO delivery drone carried a human kidney a record-breaking 10 miles, demonstrating how the devices could facilitate organ transplants.
September 25, 2020

A MissionGO delivery drone carried a human kidney a record-breaking 10 miles, demonstrating how the devices could facilitate organ transplants.

Drones
Walmart and Zipline Launch a 1-Hour Drone Delivery Service That Will...
drone delivery service
Drones
Walmart and Zipline Launch a 1-Hour Drone Delivery Service That Will...
Walmart's drone delivery service will deliver wellness products to customers within a 50-mile radius of their headquarters in Arkansas.
September 18, 2020

Walmart's drone delivery service will deliver wellness products to customers within a 50-mile radius of their headquarters in Arkansas.

Drones
Amazon Drone Delivery Gets Approval to Launch from FAA
Drone Delivery
Drones
Amazon Drone Delivery Gets Approval to Launch from FAA
Prime Air, Amazon’s drone delivery service, has secured a key FAA certification, clearing it for the next phase of testing in the U.S.
September 2, 2020

Prime Air, Amazon’s drone delivery service, has secured a key FAA certification, clearing it for the next phase of testing in the U.S.

Transportation
First Autonomous Air Taxi Terminal to Open in 2020
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Transportation
First Autonomous Air Taxi Terminal to Open in 2020
Chinese autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang plans to build the world’s first air taxi terminal in Hezhou, China, before the end of 2020.
April 27, 2020

Chinese autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang plans to build the world’s first air taxi terminal in Hezhou, China, before the end of 2020.