Border Patrol flies anti-terrorism drone over Minneapolis protestors

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis on Friday to protest the death of George Floyd, a local black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. All the while, a Customs and Border Patrol drone kept a careful eye on the unfolding unrest.
The drone, using the tracking signal CBP104, took off from Grand Forks Airforce Base at 9:08 am Central Daylight Time and shortly afterward headed directly to Minneapolis, this feed from live flight tracking service FlightAware showed. The drone then circled the city six times from about 10:45 until noon. The aircraft maintained an altitude of about 20,000 feet

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Woolpert Deploys Survey Drones for Colorado DOT

An architectural/engineering firm is using survey drones to make Colorado highways safer. Engineering firm Felsburg Holt & Ullevig brought in Woolpert to complete drone surveys for a right-of-way project in Castle Rock, Colo

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Customs and Border Protection flies Predator drone over Minneapolis

Protests have roiled the city over the death of a black man at the hands of police

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EHang Passenger Drone Company Q1 Revenue, Cargo Delivery Trials

China-based EHang, the passenger drone company that went public last year, has announced first quarter results.  Despite the global pandemic, EHang showed year over year revenue growth

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Agricultural Drone Speeds Chinese Rice Seeding

One of China’s largest agricultural drone companies is helping to overhaul the rice-farming industry. XAG recently launched a rice-seeding demonstration of seeding via drone at Happy Farms, an agricultural park in Guangdong province

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AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey: Contribute Now!

Research initiative will explore public safety drone program growth, impact of COVID-19, and other emerging topics surrounding Drones For Good MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched the Spring 2020 Pubic Safety unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) […] The post AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey: Contribute Now! appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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Medical Drone Delivery in the U.S.: Zipline Gets Started in North Carolina (VIDEO)

Zipline has started medical drone delivery in the U.S

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Russia flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya: US army – Al Jazeera English

Russia flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya: US army  Al Jazeera EnglishU.S. Military Says Russia Flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya  The New York TimesTop lawmaker denies that Russia sent warplanes to Libya  Washington PostThe citizens of Libya are suffering – all sides have to take the blame for this bloody stalemate  The Independent’Largest drone war in the world’: How airpower saved Tripoli  Al Jazeera EnglishView Full Coverage on Google News

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EHang Earns Chinese Approval for Passenger Drone Testing

Passenger drone manufacturer EHang obtained the world’s first commercial license from the Chinese government to test a passenger-grade drone. Company officials say this makes the Chinese startup “the world’s first [autonomous aerial vehicle] company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 330-pound-plus air logistics uses

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Losing a Wheel on Your Commute; 3-Wheelers Vie For the Open Road

We live at an interesting point in time for the technologically minded motor vehicle enthusiast, and we stand on the brink of a major directional shift in  how we imagine a car. Within ten years it’s likely that the electric motor will have moved from an extravagance or a fringe choice to a mainstream one, and a piston engine will be the preserve of an ever smaller niche market.
The Electrameccanica Solo three-wheeler car.
Along the way is it possible that the very form factor of an automobile will change, or will cars in decades hence have the same basic shape as

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