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Examples of Do-Good Drones

Adapted from NG (Jun 2017) Health-care Delivery (Rwanda):  Medical Centers in the hilly country can order emergency blood supplies by text message and receive them via drone within 30 minutes. Vulture Monitoring (Mongolia):  Drones watch the nests of the world’s … Continue reading

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Drones Assisting Aid and Service Organizations

By Nina Strochlic, (abridged from NG, Jun 2017) Drones were created as a tool of combat:  Militaries use them to spy and even to assassinate.  But as with so much military technology, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming consumer items.  Recently … Continue reading

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Flying a Drone Over Uganda

On a recent trip to Uganda, I took my DJI Phantom 2 Vision drone (equipped with a video camera) with me.  I wanted to demonstrate possible applications of the aerial technology to developing country problems and needs.  Possible of uses … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands: Walking with Charles Darwin

I recently spent 5 days in the Galapagos Islands with my grandson, my brother, and my sister-in-law.  It was a great experience.  While the geology, geography, sea life, land biota, and scenery are great, it was the experience of walking … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Survey Aircraft

Thursday of last week (4 Oct 2012), I spent part of a day with the AggieAir Flying Circus, a Utah State University group that is demonstrating the utility of using inexpensive model airplanes to do aerial survey work.  This research activity was … Continue reading

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Are Miniature “Black Helicopters” Watching Us?

If some Americans are still paranoid about “black helicopters,” the new unmanned miniature versions should drive them further into sleeplessness.  According to Wikipedia: Black helicopters is a term which became popular in the militia movement and its associated political circles in the 1990s as … Continue reading

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