China Flood Death Toll Rises Along With Questions Over Infrastructure – The Wall Street Journal

China Flood Death Toll Rises Along With Questions Over Infrastructure  The Wall Street JournalDeath toll rises as passengers recount horror of China subway floods  CNN Floods in China Leave Many Searching for Loved Ones Amid Outages  The New York Times’It was hard to breathe’: China flood terror as train carriage submerged  BBC NewsDrone footage shows rescue efforts in China’s flood-stricken Henan province  Global NewsView Full Coverage on Google News

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The NTSB Wants Authority to Investigate Drone Accidents. Will That Really Improve Safety?

A new Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) seeks to revise the agency’s authority to investigate drone accidents.  In AUVSI’s formal comment, the largest unmanned systems advocacy organization asks if the change – which expands the agency’s reach to smaller drones – will really impact aviation safety

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Drone Taxi Market Predicted to Grow to More than $800 Million in the next 8 years. Where Will They Fly?

A new report “Drone Taxi Market by Range (Intercity, Intracity), Propulsion (Fully Electric, Hybrid, Electric Hydrogen), Autonomy (Fully Autonomous, Remotely Piloted), Passenger Capacity (Up to 2, 3 to 5, More than 5), System, End Use & Region – Global Forecast to 2030“, predicts that the market will grow from an estimated USD 74 million in […] The post Drone Taxi Market Predicted to Grow to More than $800 Million in the next 8 years. Where Will They Fly? appeared first on DRONELIFE

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China floods: Drone footage shows the scale of damage as clean up begins

As aerial pictures show the extent of destruction, our correspondent reports on the situation on the ground.

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Drone Captured Live Stream: From Sporting Events to Disaster Response, How it Works

Dejero provides drone captured live stream video services for sporting events, disasters By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill First responders and law enforcement agencies are increasingly relying on drone-captured live-streamed video to increase their ability to observe a rapidly unfolding situation, whether it’s from the scene of a large-scale disaster, or the venue of a […] The post Drone Captured Live Stream: From Sporting Events to Disaster Response, How it Works appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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The DOI Memo on Blue sUAS: American Drone Alliance Responds

The American Drone Alliance, a group comprised of U.S

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The Gatwick Drone: Little By Little, The Story Continues To Unravel

If you remember the crazy events in the winter of 2018 as two airports were closed over reports of drone sightings, you might be interested to hear that there’s still a trickle of information about those happenings making it into the public domain as Freedom of Information responses.
Three Christmases ago the news media was gripped by a new menace, that of rogue drones terrorising aircraft. The UK’s Gatwick airport had been closed for several days following a spate of drone sightings, and authorities thundered about he dire punishments which would be visited upon the perpetrators when they were caught. A

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Blue Origin set for historic first human flight of its New Shepard system

Enlarge / Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launches from a remote site in West Texas. (credit: Blue Origin)
Officials with the rocket company Blue Origin said they remain on track for their first human spaceflight on Tuesday, which will carry founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers on a suborbital hop 100 km above West Texas.
Steve Lanias, the lead flight director for the mission, said during a call with reporters that engineers completed a “Flight Readiness Review” for the launch over the weekend and found the New Shepard rocket and capsule to be in perfect condition. Weather, too, looks reasonable with any early morning storms expected to pass before the anticipated liftoff time of 8 am CT (13:00 UTC).
Bezos and the other three passengers—his brother, Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and a paying customer from the Netherlands named Oliver Daemen—underwent about 14 hours of training this weekend across two days

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Blue sUAS “Less Capable, More Expensive” and Include Chinese Drone Parts, Says DOI Memo

  News and Commentary. A recent Financial Times article (article behind paywall) reports on a DOI memo stating that Blue sUAS are more expensive, less capable than other Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) drones- and still include Chinese parts

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Teal Drones Acquired by Red Cat Holdings

Blue sUAS provider Teal Drones acquired by Red Cat Holdings (NASDAQ: RCAT) in an all-stock deal. Puerto Rico-based Red Cat includes remote inspection company Skypersonic, analytics platform Dronebox, drone imaging and communications company Fat Shark, and consumer drone company Rotor Riot

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