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Drones Give Farmers An Eye In The Sky To Keep Track Of Crop Progress
2014-06-05 03:02:19

University of Illinois This growing season, crop researchers at the University of Illinois are experimenting with the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – on the university's South Farms. Dennis Bowman, a crop sciences educator with U. of I. Extension, is using two drones to take aerial pictures of crops growing in research plots on the farms. He presented his findings to farmers and other researchers at the 2014 Ford / Iroquois County Agronomy Day meeting. Bowman...

2014-06-03 12:20:45

ORLANDO, Fla., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (ORLANDO) Waypoint Global Strategies, Inc., announced that it has brought on Alex Mirot, an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, to lead the Unmanned Safety Institute, a training, education, and aviation safety institute for UAS. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93552 As Director of the Unmanned Safety Institute, Mr. Mirot will...

Multi-Research Demonstrates The Future Of Animal-Inspired Drones
2014-05-23 14:27:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Drone technology is still in its relative infancy, despite the concept dating back to the mid-1800s when Austrians first sent off unmanned, bomb-filled balloons as a way of attacking Venice remotely. Today, drones are quickly becoming the next high-tech systems that will be employed for everything from military surveillance to search and rescue missions. The drone concept is becoming so trendy that even Amazon has contemplated...

2014-05-22 16:22:04

EDISON, N.J., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunlight Photonics Inc announced today the launching of a new product, SUNLINK-5, a small solar UAV (unmanned airborne vehicle) for commercial and civil applications in the low to medium altitude range. Its primary power source comes from sunlight, which enables SUNLINK-5 to perform day-long missions. Sunlight Photonics' UAVs are suitable for a variety of applications, including wireless communications, precision agriculture, land surveys,...

2014-05-21 23:07:51

Air-Vid is announcing its 500th pilot to join its international directory of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) pilots. Air-Vid, a web-based community of remote aerial pilots, is built with both pilots and those seeking aerial video in mind. Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Aerial pilot directory Air-Vid is announcing the milestone of their 500th drone pilot to join its community, now encompassing UAV pilots from over 44 countries. Air-Vid is a web-based community of remote aerial pilots,...

2014-05-20 23:16:55

Available today, the app RPAS LOGGER LITE offers all professional and hobby Remote Pilots, Drone Pilots, UAV Controllers and Radio Control pilots an integrated application to log their personal flying time while at the same time recording the flight duration for the aircraft and batteries. This creates an integrated flight management system including maintenance and battery management. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Available today, the app RPAS LOGGER LITE (RPAS is the new official term for Drones...

2014-05-13 12:21:50

NTS Pods Have Flown on Large and Small UAVs CALABASAS, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification solutions in the United States, announced today that its Engineering Services Group has signed a $1.4 million contract to design and build a series of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payload pods for Logos Technologies of Fairfax,...

2014-05-13 12:21:37

GRAND FORKS, N.D., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are in Orlando, Fla. for the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2014 conference. As one of the six Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) designated test sites for integrating UAS into national airspace, the delegation will be at the show to discuss how the nation's first operational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site is advancing research and supporting businesses in this...

2014-05-13 08:22:03

Processing and communications support comes in small, rugged package ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or "xGCS" ®, for use with the Fury UAS. Following its development and manufacturing in Huntsville, Ala., xGCS shipped and was integrated with Fury in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The...

2014-05-13 08:21:18

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Arcturus UAV announced development efforts on their JUMP-25 and CAT-25 long endurance UAVs. The JUMP-25, vertical takeoff and landing capable, will have a larger fuselage and wingspan and more powerful VTOL and tractor motors than the recently announced JUMP-15(TM) and JUMP-20(TM) models. The CAT-25 will be a larger version of the company's T-20(TM) catapult launched UAV. The new JUMP-25 and CAT-25 UAVs will integrate Cloud...

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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.