Illegal Blast Fishing Detector is All Ears

Blast fishing — the act of using explosives underwater to kill entire schools of fish with shock waves — has been a widespread problem in the Philippines for decades. Although a few fishermen get rich from the first blast at a fresh site, it isn’t good for anyone in the long term, especially the coral and other sea life. Many blast fisherman use homemade explosives, often at the risk of losing fingers and limbs.
The local authorities have tried many tactics to deter the activity. Where education about the diminishing returns of blast fishing has failed, appeals to religion with strategically

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Drone Delivery Canada Transporting COVID Supplies to First Nation Community

Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with the Georgina Island First Nation (GIFN) to provide delivery services to the Ontario community. Working with sales agent Air Canada and the Pontiac Group, DDC will launch a two-way delivery flight route to the First Nation’s mainland community using its Sparrow drone and the DroneSpot takeoff-and-landing zones

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DJI EP Core Launches Educational Robot System

Drone giant DJI today unveiled the RoboMaster EP Core, an all-in-one classroom solution that includes an educational robot. The first product of DJI Education, the new offering sports hardware capabilities, supplemental teaching materials and a competition database to introduce students to AI, engineering, programming and robotics

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Drone Harmony Upgrade Terrain Aware Platforms

Switzerland-based Drone Harmony is upgrading its line of terrain aware flight planning platforms to better account for differences in elevation – a key requirement in many industries from surveying to mining inspection. Several drone systems gather 3D data geographic data for analysis and, with this growth, the availability and use of terrain data is expanding […] The post Drone Harmony Upgrade Terrain Aware Platforms appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Drone Rescue of Beluga Whale in the Arctic Sea

There is nothing better than a search and rescue story – no matter who it is being rescued.  Last week, Atlas Dynamics documented the drone rescue of a Beluga whale – an endangered species – by the Norwegian People’s AID Search and Rescue Unit, using the AtlasPRO UAS

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PrecisionHawk Lights Up Drone Tech for Utilities

Drone companies like PrecisionHawk have led the industry in the inspection power distribution and transmission infrastructure like lines, towers, transformers and other components of the electrical grid – work that can be dangerous and costly for non-aerial inspectors. Drone tech has improved conditions for power workers by keeping them off of towers and out of harm’s […] The post PrecisionHawk Lights Up Drone Tech for Utilities appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Drone Industry Trends: DroneAnalyst is Back With 2020’s Top 3 Industry Drivers

Drone research and consulting firm DroneAnalyst is back – and kicking off their new iteration with research on the top 3 drone industry trends of 2020.  After the retirement of founder and respected drone industry figure Colin Snow, DroneAnalyst is now under the new leadership of DJI veteran David Benowitz as Head of Research

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Unifly Announces New CEO

One of Europe’s big names in unmanned traffic management (UTM) has announced a shift in leadership.  Unifly announces new CEO Leon van de Pas will succeed well known drone industry figure Marc Kegelaers

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: Ready, Set, Drone Gives DRONELIFE their Take

Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 the drone that hits that perfect balance between cost and functionality?  Read our reviewers take before you buy! The following is a post by Kelly Shores, the drone expert behind the Ready Set Drone community on YouTube.   With the release of the Mavic Mini in late 2019, DJI expanded […] The post DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: Ready, Set, Drone Gives DRONELIFE their Take appeared first on DRONELIFE

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What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security

Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle. (credit: Tobias Schwarz | Getty Images)
US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the United States may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world power.
On Thursday, Hurd (R-Tex.) and Kelly (D-Ill

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