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Defibrillator-Equipped Drone the Next ‘Shocking’ Thing

Defibrillator Drone

When a heart stops beating it is a matter of minutes between life and death. Limited access to a defibrillator makes the chance of survival ever slimmer. For many worldwide, fire trucks and ambulances are unable to make it to the scene fast enough. On average, only 10 per cent of those who suffer cardiac arrest, outside of hospital, survive....

Dubai Deploys ‘Drone Hunter’ to Secure Airport

Dubai Drone Hunter

Dubai airport, the third busiest in the world, has already been forced to shut four times this year because of unauthorized drone activity, creating a headache for airlines and their passengers. The most recent closure lasted for 90 minutes on Oct. 29, in which 22 flights had to be diverted to other airports. Each shutdown costs the airport approximately $1...

Commercial Drones Used by Iraqi Forces to Battle Car Bombs

Iraqi drone

On the Mosul front lines, Iraqi forces have found a new tool to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group’s suicide car bombs: small commercial drones. The Mosul offensive has slowed in recent days as Iraqi forces have pushed into more densely populated areas, where they cannot rely as much on airstrikes and shelling because of the...

Amazon Wants Police to Have Tiny Assistant Drone

As Amazon presses on with its plan to one day send package-carrying drones on delivery runs to customers, the company has revealed it also has an idea for police to utilize its UAV technology in other ways. Described as an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant,” the miniature quadcopter dreamed up by Amazon engineers would sit on the shoulders of law enforcers until called...

Iran Navy Unveils New Potential ‘Suicide Drone’

With a lot of tension sparking between the U.S. and Iran's navy, it's no surprise that we are beginning to see drones more frequently used in modern warfare. Recently, Tehran-backed Shia Muslim Houthi rebels from Yemen fired missiles at U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea. In January, Iran captured 10 U.S. sailors after their two small Navy vessels strayed...

Australian Government to Implement Shark-Spotting Drones

Drone used to spot sharks

A SHARK-SPOTTING SURVEILLANCE DRONE will now be implemented and used to boost beach patrols in Western Australia's South West. The drones will be used for a three-month trial, set to start next month. The $88,000 trial is part of the Government's shark mitigation strategy, according to Fisheries Minister Joe Francis. It would allow Surf Life Saving WA to purchase and...

Drones Snoopin’ on People Poopin’

IN THE DISTRICT OF HARYANA we've seen a very unlikely use of drones. According to officials, Haryana was on its way to becoming an Open Defecation Free (ODF) district. Panchkula and Sirsa (surrounding areas) were recently declared ODF. Unfortunately the district of Haryana have found themselves in a pretty 'crappy' situation. A recent discovery showed that people were defecating in open...

California to get own emergency ‘Drone Fleet’

Emergency Drone

New advances in emergency UAV technology see Menlo Park adopting fleet of fire-fighting drones. With a fleet of drones in his hands in the next few years, Menlo Park fire chief Harold Schapelhouman is excited about the potential uses for emergency workers. The drones are expected to consist of a number of "large frame" drones, including a selection of smaller, more handheld...

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