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Can Drones See Through Curtains? Will They In the Future?

Last Updated November 16th, 2019
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Drones have long been a cause for concern among those who believe that they could be used to infringe on our right to privacy. Now there are even more concerns as people suspect drones can be equipped to see through curtains. Or at the very least, they could be equipped to do so in the […]

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Can Drones Be Hacked? Should You Be Worried?

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
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As soon as you create a system that hinges on communication between two or more computer systems, you can be sure that somebody is going to try and hack it sooner or later. That’s the world we unfortunately live in today. But what does this mean for drones and their operating systems? After all, they […]

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Can Drones Hear Conversations And Be Used To Spy On You?

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
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We already know that drones, because of their small sizes and versatility, can go where would be impossible for humans to go. They can also be fitted with various types of equipment to carry out different purposes, like cameras for reconnaissance work. Naturally, this has led to privacy concerns among the public. Can drones be […]

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Does Your Drone Need Registering with Authorities?

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
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So, you’ve got a shiny new drone and you would like to know what the laws are concerning registration. Do all drones need to be registered? Is your drone subject to being registered before you fly it? If so, how do you go about it? These are questions which all drone owners, no matter where […]

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How Do Tree-Planting Drones Work?

Last Updated November 12th, 2019
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With the environment suffering the brunt of human civilization, we have it all to do to keep our forests alive for present and future generations. Enter drones. At least one startup has heeded the call and is adding its shoulders to the proverbial plough by creating drones capable of planting trees. The British startup, BioCarbon […]

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How and When Did Drones Become So Popular?

Last Updated November 12th, 2019
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Just a short while ago, drones were mainly used by the military to do reconnaissance work and strikes in hostile territory. But today the story is very different. Millions of drones now fly in the skies above us with controllers in the hands of hobbyists and entrepreneurs — a situation that would have surprised anybody […]

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How to Scare Birds Away with Drones

Last Updated November 12th, 2019
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The skies are no longer the sole preserve of birds — not since man perfected powered flight. And now, the birds have drones to contend with. What Are the Effects of Drones on Birds? In 2015, Elizabeth Vas, a graduate student conducted a study in to the effect of drones on birds. She wished to […]

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Passenger Drones: Are There Drones That Can Carry People?

Last Updated November 12th, 2019
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Can Drones Carry Humans? Yes, they can! Drones that can do this are called passenger drones or drone taxis. The very first drone taxi was unveiled in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 by the Chinese drone manufacturers, Ehang, and was called the Ehang 184. However, this was just a prototype. Two years […]

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Who Invented Drones? A Short History of UAVs

Last Updated November 8th, 2019
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Drones have been called one of the greatest technological inventions of the modern day..but that would make them seem like a recent invention. The truth is that the history of drones goes far back in time to a less technological period: the mid-nineteenth century. Who Invented Drones? The first use of drones in recorded history […]

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