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Holiday chaos as drones shut London's Gatwick Airport

Drones spotted over the runway forced the shutdown of London's Gatwick Airport on Thursday during one of the busiest times of the year, stranding or delaying tens of thousands of Christmas-season travelers and setting off ...

dateDec 20, 2018 in Other
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Drone delivers vaccines in key Vanuatu trial

A one-month-old on a remote island in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu became the first child to be immunised in a commercial trial of drone-delivered vaccines, the UN children's fund UNICEF said Tuesday.

dateDec 18, 2018 in Engineering
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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the ...

dateDec 17, 2018 in Ecology
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High-precision navigation for driverless cars

Fixposition is an ETH spin-off specialising in real-time navigation systems for use in self-driving vehicles, robots or industrial drones. Using a combination of satellite-based positioning systems such as GPS with computer ...

dateNov 29, 2018 in Engineering
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