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Campaigners want drones to protect from sharks – Echonetdaily

[ad_1] Dean Jefferys leads a paddle out near Lennox Head recently. (supplied) Marine conservationists have welcomed a Senate inquiry recommendation to remove shark nets from NSW beaches. They are also calling for an increased use of drones with alarm systems to provide real-time protection for beach users. Marine campaigner, Dean …

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You once again have to register your drone—yes, even the little ones

[ad_1] You have to register your drone if you want to fly it outside. It costs $5, you can do it online here, and there are penalties if you take to the air without doing it. Now you know. Here’s some background. Not since Ross and Rachel on Friends has …

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Volunteer team uses drones in search for missing women – British Columbia

[ad_1] A volunteer search team based in Enderby, B.C. — 37 kilometres northwest of Silver Creek where human remains were found last month — is using drones equipped with cameras to help find out what happened to other women missing from the area. Five women have been reported missing in the rural area near Silver …

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Shark spotting drones deployed along Australia’s beaches

[ad_1] Drones fly over Australia’s beaches hoping to spot sharks and provide swimmers and surfers with rescue equipment more quickly than real-life rescuers. When hundreds of swimmers gathered recently for a swimming race on Bilgola Beach near Sydney, they knew they would not encounter sharks. The drones use the latest …

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Ten sentenced for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice have released footage of the gang caught in the act. The ringleader of a gang who smuggled drugs and phones into prisons using drones has been jailed for seven years and two months. Former armed robber Craig Hickinbottom, 35, organised …

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‘Lifeguard drones’ deployed to help prevent shark attacks in Western Australia

[ad_1] Authorities in Australia have started deploying shark-spotting drones at popular beaches which have already led to the evacuations of two school groups swimming near an eight-foot creature. The drones – painted in red-and-yellow stripes to match the well-known uniform of Australia’s life guards – are being used at five …

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More Than 600 Drones Were Crashed in the Name of UAV Safety Research

[ad_1] Once drone delivery becomes the norm, having one whir by overhead is likely to be a common occurrence. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only requirement for making that a reality was developing a reliable autonomous guidance system, and the ability to carry certain payloads, but there are …

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More Than 600 Drones Were Crashed in the Name of UAV Safety Research

[ad_1] Once drone delivery becomes the norm, having one whir by overhead is likely to be a common occurrence. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only requirement for making that a reality was developing a reliable autonomous guidance system, and the ability to carry certain payloads, but there are …

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