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National Geographic team surveyed Mount Everest with a drone! – A team from National Geographic surveyed Mount Everest with a drone at 28,300 feet putting the unmanned aircraft in uncharted territory.
Aussie couple arrested at gunpoint in Iran for flying drone ready to share story – The Australian couple from Perth, who was arrested at gunpoint for flying a drone in Iran, share a bit of their story.
Drones save lives, says former Alabama emergency director – The former Alabama emergency director, Eddie Hicks said that drones save lives. The ability of unmanned aircraft to send videos of impacted areas to operation centers and to first responders will play a larger role in emergency management.
Drone footage shows extent flood damage in St. Croix County, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office shared police drone footage that shows the extent of the flood damage in St. Croix County that resulted after flash flooding in parts of western Wisconsin on Monday morning, June 29.
Arizona police use drone footage to arrest Black Lives Matter protesters – Police in Tempe, Arizona has used police drone footage to justify the arrest of three Black Lives Matter protesters last weekend. As you can see in the footage the protesters were blocking an intersection. Two people were arrested for allegedly damaging a passing vehicle and a third one for resisting arrest.
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Other drone news
- Secret General Atomics Drone Flights Over San Diego Raise Surveillance Concerns
- China’s helicopter carrier expands capability with drone
- Bath photographer captures drone video of seals feasting on pogies off Small Point
- Drone spots skeleton of ship 50 years after it sank in Bay of Fundy
- Marine Corps buys dozens of SkyRaider drones
- Graduates of Africa’s first drone accelerator programme announced
- Four arrested for flying drones without permission
- Kolkata: Drones to find stagnant water on Salt Lake roofs
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