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Trump ban on Chinese-made drone parts increases risk wildfires

Trump ban on Chinese drone parts increases risk wildfires

According to an internal memo, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision not to buy more drones with Chinese parts has made it more difficult to fight wildfires. The memo exposes one consequence of the Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese tech, which includes Chinese-made drone parts.

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Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge as social distancing disrupted the delivery of supplies. During the coronavirus pandemic, unmanned aircraft have been used with varying degrees of success to disperse crowds, communicate social distancing messages, monitor people’s temperatures, spray public spaces with disinfectants and to deliver medical supplies. #dronesforgood

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Drone video shows sharks feeding feet away from surfers at Bondi Beach

Drone video shows sharks feeding feet away from surfers at Bondi Beach

This terrifying drone video shows how five sharks are feeding on a school of fish only feet away from surfers at Bondi Beach. This is not the first video that we have seen that show how surfers and swimmers can be totally unaware of these predators swimming so nearby. The top-down view provided by drones allow us to see straight through to water and spot these massive and potentially dangerous sharks.

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Second man in drone drug drops at Fort Dix surrenders to authorities

Second man in drone drug drops at Fort Dix surrenders to authorities

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that the second of two Hudson County men charged with conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband into Fort Dix has surrendered to authorities. The contraband that was intercepted from these drone drug drops, includes more than 160 cell phones, 150 SIM cards, 74 cell phone batteries and chargers, steroids, 35 syringes, two metal saw blades, and marijuana.

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