Why mourners are opting to scatter ashes by drone

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A former RAF pilot has started a business in which he scatters the ashes of loved ones from a drone. Christopher Mace, founder of Aerial Ashes, said he was inspired to start the venture after scattering the remains of ex-service personnel at sea during his time in the forces. The option is being offered to… Read more »

Like a drone that you sit in – but would you feel safe?

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Peter Ternstrom was about nine years old when he first saw the movie, Return of the Jedi, at the cinema. The scene in which Luke and Leia take to hover-bikes on a high-speed chase through a forest left a particular impression on him. “Absolutely, that has been an important inspiration for me,” says Mr Ternstrom,… Read more »

Using Drones to Monitor Cows

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For many cattle producers in Kentucky, 5pm isn’t the end of the workday – rather, it marks the transition from their non-farming day jobs to working with their livestock. But putting out hay, checking water tank levels, locating cattle and assessing herd health becomes more difficult after the Sun sets, and sick or calving cows… Read more »

Amazon’s “most chilling home surveillance product” yet

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Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in.It is designed to activate only when residents are out, works indoors, and is limited to one floor of a building. But one campaign group described the drone camera as Amazon’s “most chilling home surveillance product”… Read more »

Amazon profits hit by rising shipping costs

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Amazon delivered another quarter of sales growth above 20%, but a spike in shipping costs cut the firm’s bottom line. Shares dropped sharply in after-hours trade after the e-commerce giant said profits fell by about 25% to $2.1bn in the three months to 30 September. The firm said it spent nearly $10bn (£7.78bn) on shipping… Read more »

Drones, apps and smart lockers: The technology transforming healthcare in Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa has, on average, the worst healthcare in the world, according to the World Bank. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all disability and death caused by disease worldwide, yet has only 1% of global health expenditure and 3% of the world’s health workers.Infrastructure is poor, making access to even the most basic medical… Read more »

Drone Tests From Deliveries to Farming Unveiled by Government

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A who’s who of technology and aviation companies won U.S. approval to push the edge of the envelope in drone flights, from testing people’s tolerance for delivery devices hovering over their rooftops to ensuring farmers’ drones won’t hit crop dusters. Source: Bloomberg Technology News Date: May 9th, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-09/drone-tests-from-deliveries-to-farming-unveiled-by-government Discussion 1) What sort of company could you… Read more »