Avtrain on Dawn of Drones this week, June 29 at 11:00 AM EST! Stream below:   Join Dawn with special guest Julie Garland, Founder and “Captain” at Avtrain, Europe’s leading drone Pilot and Operator training and certification body, as they discuss pilot training and setting the standards for others to follow! Avtrain spearheads the Future […] The post Avtrain on Dawn of Drones: Pilot Training and Certification appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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D-Fend Solutions Drone Incident Tracker keeps tabs on drone incursions across the globe By DRONELIFE Feature Editor Jim Magill As the usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) proliferates across the globe, so too does the number of incidents in which drones are spotted flying, either innocently or with bad intent, in airspace where they shouldn’t […] The post D-Fend Drone Incident Tracker: Just How Big is the Rogue Drone Problem? appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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It’s hard jumping into a multiplayer shooter that some people have been playing at a high level for months. You better at least know the basics before you get your behind kicked.And the basics in Battlefield 2042 aren’t all that self-explanatory, especially for longtime Battlefield-heads. This game, which was met with disappointment at launch but has seen a recent revitalization due to the launch of Season 1, made some huge changes to the series formula, with specialists being possibly the biggest one of all.Before you hop onto that cheap copy of Battlefield 2042 you just bought in the boring summer doldrums, here are the main things you need to know about specialists in the game so you don’t get confused before your boots are even on the virtual ground

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Meet ‘WasteShark’, perhaps the only shark out there who would rather eat the plastic cup in your hand and not your hand itself.
 
Developed by a Dutch company called RanMarine, this whale shark-inspired device has been set out onto the rivers of the Netherlands to clean up the waste that has been tossed into it before it can stream into the surrounding oceans.  
 

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WasteShark is a four-foot-long device that skims the surface of rivers for trash. Its ‘mouth’, much like its real-life counterpart, is kept wide open for the trash to float into as it moves around the waters. The opening also has a grid to detect litter before opening and swallowing it

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(News and Commentary.) Drone connectivity experts Elsight on flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), and how drones and mobile networks make BVLOS feasible and safe, right now

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UScellular and Ericsson Deploy Drones to Test 5G by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby Today, UScellular and Ericsson revealed that they have started using drones for 5G testing at altitude. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · UScellular – And – Ericsson – Use – Drone – Connectivity – To – Test – 5G […] The post UScellular, Ericsson Use Drone Connectivity to Test the Strength of 5G Networks appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Event 38 Completes Demo Flight of Fuel Cell Powered Fixed Wing VTOL Drone by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby On Monday, June 13th, mapping drone manufacturer Event 38 Unmanned Systems completed a successful demo flight of the E450, a drone powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, at the Kent State University airport

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Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week, June 24.  Click on the links below to read or listen to each story in full

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Meet Jetson ONE. And Tomasz Patan, its boss. In a scene right out of the melodic Jetsons opening, Patan has flown his own Jetson to work.
 
The one-person aviation vehicle took off from Patan’s home in Tuscany and flew him all the way to his office, which resides three miles away, soaring above traffic and reducing his travel time.  
 
In a video released by the startup, Patan is seen taking off from his backyard and navigating through Tuscan skies, flying among the birds

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Multispectral imaging, or photography using wavelengths other than those in ordinary visible light, has various applications ranging from earth observation to forgery detection in art. For example, titanium white and lead white, two pigments used in different historical eras, look identical in visible light but have distinct signatures in the UV range. Similarly, IR imaging can reveal a painting’s inner layers if the pigments used are transparent to IR.
Equipment for such a niche use is naturally quite pricey, so [Sean Billups] decided to transform an older model smartphone into a handheld multispectral camera, which can help him analyze works of

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