Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

DAILY NEWS 11 April 2017 Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals Ready to map underground worlds Moviestore collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo In the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus, scientists release small drones into a mysterious tunnel complex to create a detailed 3D map of the caverns in minutes. Australian researchers plan […]

U.S. drone sales have more than doubled from last year

U.S. drone sales have more than doubled between February 2016 and February 2017, according to new data released today from NPD group. Customers may shy away from a high price tag. In the first two months of 2017, drones that cost over $300 accounted for less than half — 40 percent — of units sold. […]

Police forces in the UK are being “flooded” with reports involving drones

Drones prompt ‘flood’ of complaints to police Many airports have logged near misses between aircraft and drones Police forces in the UK are being “flooded” with reports involving drones, an investigation has said. Last year, more than 3,456 incidents involving drones were recorded, compared with only 1,237 in 2015, PA news agency reported. The numbers […]