On the Lighter Side: This Drone Video Has the Makings of a Great Zombie / Headless Horseman Movie Scene

It is a little early for Halloween, but this gif file with a drone in flight just screams out for a remake of the headless horseman or at least a scene in a zombie movie.  See below

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Wingcopter Lands Award for Humanitarian Drone Delivery

UAV startup Wingcopter is flying high this week after being named one of nine winners of Germany’s top global hackathon to kick-start humanitarian drone delivery. The autonomous delivery drone manufacturer partnered with UNICEF and the African Drone and Data Academy to develop a concept to deploy humanitarian drone delivery services

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Flirtey’s Drone Delivery Patent Focuses on Safety

UAV startup Flirtey announced the granting of a new drone delivery patent the company says will make the process safer and more precise. According to a press release, the drone-delivery patent “describes a combination of hardware and software that enables the delivery of packages by a drone, potentially lifting the package to pick it up, […] The post Flirtey’s Drone Delivery Patent Focuses on Safety appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Archaeologists may have found William Wallace’s hidden fortress

Enlarge / The 1995 film Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson as the medieval Scottish knight Sir William Wallace, turns 25 this month. Archaeologists think they may have located the hidden fort he used during his battles against the English. (credit: Paramount Pictures)
William Wallace, the Scottish knight who emerged as a military leader during the First War of Scottish Independence in the late 13th century, has become a household name thanks to Mel Gibson’s blockbuster film Braveheart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Wallace’s rebellion began with the murder of the High Sheriff of Lanark in May 1297, and he conducted several successful raids before achieving a stunning upset victory against English troops at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. He was particularly known for his strategic use of terrain, and legend holds that he conducted at least one raid from a hidden fort somewhere in the vicinity of Dumfriesshire

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Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You’ve Never Heard Of (Yet)

Mapping and GIS applications are one of the largest business verticals in the drone industry, and mapping drones represent a significant market.  The South Korean manufactured Remo-M is an award-winning and unique mapping solution – and if you haven’t yet seen it, you’ll want to

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The FAA’s UAS Symposium is Going Remote

Since it’s inception, the FAA’s UAS Symposium, co-sponsored with AUVSI, has been a significant drone industry event.  This year, even more people may be able to attend: the Symposium is going remote

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A huge Scottish hillfort was the largest settlement in medieval Britain

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On a hilltop overlooking a small Scottish village lie the buried remains of the largest settlement in medieval Britain. About 4,000 people lived within the community’s earthen ramparts during its heyday in the 400s and 500s CE. That’s around the time the Picts of northeastern Scotland were banding together into kingdoms to defend themselves against rival groups.
Until recently, archaeologists assumed the fortified community was much older and much smaller. But a recent lidar survey, combined with excavations on the hill, revealed a large urban center thriving in the centuries just after Rome left Britain

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Unmanned Leadership Forum Soars: Drone Experts Talk Regulations, Business, and Covid-19

The first Unmanned Leadership Forum took place yesterday. Over a dozen unmanned experts spoke to a global audience of over 300 people about topics that included Covid 19, drone company financing, Chinese based air-frames and components, and FAA regulations

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Automated Security Drones: Airobotics Takes Flight Over Singapore

In the current pandemic, automated security drones to enforce restrictions against crowds and social distancing regulations are taking their place in law enforcement applications.  Now, automated industrial drone startup Airobotics has received the world’s first approval to fly over a major metropolis with an agreement to fly over Singapore

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DRONEII: The 5 Key Components of Successful Unmanned Traffic Integration

Guest Post: This article published with permission from our friends at DroneII, Drone Industry Insights. Article authored by Millie Radovic

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