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Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional actions are necessary to ensure the security of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) owned, operated, and controlled by the Federal Government; to secure [...]

By |2021-01-20T07:12:29+00:00January 20th, 2021|News|

The Post Covid Baloney Detection Kit

Carl Sagan’s rules for critical thinking offer cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996) was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and critical thinking, a [...]

By |2020-12-24T03:04:29+00:00December 24th, 2020|News|

The first 9 attempts to retrieve swarming Gremlins drones failed. Here’s what’s next.

WASHINGTON — The idea behind DARPA’s Gremlins program is simple: Turn cargo aircraft like the tried-and-true C-130 into motherships capable of launching and retrieving swarms of small drones. But a recent test proves execution of that goal may be easier said than done. During a series of flight tests that started Oct. 28, the [...]

By |2020-12-13T21:33:59+00:00December 13th, 2020|News|

GUTMA is advancing this with its new paper.

GUTMA stands for the Global UTM Association. It’s a non-profit consortium of stakeholders in the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) world. And its new paper, in its own words, “marks a significant milestone in the association’s history.” Let’s find out why. The members of GUTMA are spread over 25+ countries. And the members tend to be [...]

By |2020-11-30T06:42:32+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News|

Raptor-Inspired Drone with Morphing Wing and Tail

The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano. They carefully studied the shape of the bird’s wings and tail and its flight behaviour, and used [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:59:17+00:00November 25th, 2020|News|

New Drone Technology to Forecast Volcanic Eruptions

Specially-adapted drones developed by an international team have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is also improving scientists’ understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to sustaining life on Earth. The [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:57:21+00:00November 19th, 2020|News|

The Ban on Chinese Drones: Lawmakers Set Their Sights on China-Made Tech

As the war against China-owned technology companies heats up, some federal lawmakers have set their sights on drones made in China or that have Chinese components, seeking to ban them from use by U.S. federal agencies. In addition, recent actions by the Trump administration make it appear likely that the administration itself may weigh in [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:59:10+00:00November 13th, 2020|News|

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) Ends

Press Release For Immediate Release Date: October 30, 2020 Contact: [email protected] You are subscribed to News updates for the Federal Aviation Administration. A new Press Release is now available. We've included a copy of the release in this email. WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) [...]

By |2020-10-31T01:16:45+00:00October 31st, 2020|News|

Urban Air Mobility 2019 (UAM) Will Feature Latest Trends 11/21/19

Urban Air Mobility 2019 November 21, 2019 Latest trends with Advancements by key players Kitty Hawk, Lilium, EHang, Volocopter, Airbus, Honeywell Urban air mobility (UAM) is an aviation industry term for on-demand and automated passenger or cargo-carrying air transportation services, typically flown without a pilot. Factors that are boosting the [...]

By |2019-09-08T01:13:23+00:00September 7th, 2019|News|
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