Vodafone system tracks drones

(EUROPE) Vodafone is pioneering air traffic systems to help monitor the increasing number of drones in the skies. Its game-changing Radio Positioning System (RPS) embeds drones with a SIM that can relay i...

Drones secure gold in PyeongChang

Intel's spectacular drone show at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea was a record-breaker. The 1218 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones that lit up the skies at the PyeongChang Games ...

Drones help save two Aussie teenagers

(AUSTRALIA) Drones were used today to save two teenagers caught in a 'dangerous swell' in waters off New South Wales. Surf Life Saving New South Wales reported that the boys were safe after being rescued ...

Air traffic systems created for drones

New Zealand and Singapore are developing air traffic control systems for drone users. Innovators Magazine reported earlier this year that Singapore was advancing plans to build a network that can facilitate ...

Drones built for the farm

The agriculture industry is harnessing technology to boost efficiency and yields. Boston-based American Robotics, a company focused on agriculture automation, today launched its Scout drone system. It comes ...

Drones provide vital support

Drones are proving to be a transformational technology for a wide variety of industries and initiatives. Scientists in Antarctica are using them to rapidly speed up and simplify the process of monitoring the...

Drones support farming industry

Drones are showing increasing promise as tools that can benefit the agriculture industry. A recent research project undertaken at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that drones co...

Drones and kites join green movement

Pioneering new techniques are being developed to capture wind power at higher altitudes. In April this year we ran a story about a Dutch company, which is partnering with E.ON, to use a 'drone, a winch, a ge...

Drone system delivers medical supplies

Drone technology startup Matternet has today unveiled its new station hub tech - which will be used to distribute medical supplies in Switzerland. The small Matternet Station, the final piece in the Californ...

Drones help out in an emergency

Drone technologies are playing an important role in supporting human efforts to respond more effectively to emergency situations. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, a 'drone pilot pro...