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What Is A Drone?
In aviation and in space, a drone refers to an unpiloted aircraft or spacecraft. Another term for it is an "unmanned aerial vehicle," or UAV. On Earth, drones are often used for military purposes because they don't put a pilot's life at risk in combat zones. In addition, drones don't require rest, enabling them to fly as long as there is fuel in the craft and there are no mechanical difficulties.
Technically speaking, spaceborne drones could...
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Best Drones | Top 5 Best Drones For Filming Video 2018
Drones are great tools for videographers, film makers, and creators. The best drones are able to follow specific people/targets and film autonomously, as well as avoid objects and landmarks, return to home in 1 click, fly at high speeds, and capture spectacular video. Using quadcopters or drones for filming in 2016 can enhance the quality of video produced and allow the user to capture amazing shots with little to no experience required.
Here are the top 5 best drones for filming video and taking photos in 2016:
1. GoPro Karma: http://geni.us/Jdru
2. DJI Phantom http://geni.us/zAaFG
3. DJI Inspire 1: http://geni.us/g6LgGDm
4. Autel X-Star Premium: http://geni.us/rBZRx56
5. Parrot Bebop: http://geni.us/MOjiro
PBS News Hour: How drones are delivering lifesaving medical supplies in Rwanda
Getting medical supplies to where they are needed fast can mean the difference between life and death outcomes, but moving them efficiently across long distances to remote and rural areas can be difficult for traditional transportation. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Rwanda on how one innovative company is leveraging new technology to accelerate these critical deliveries.
PBS News Hour: Drones are revolutionizing how we study humpback whales
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, this high-flying technology offers brand new insights into humpback whales and ocean science.
PBS News Hour: How studying insects may lead to smarter drones
When you watch an insect fly in slow motion, you get a whole new perspective on the complexity of movement and engineering. A new collaborative research project, funded by the U.S. Air Force, is devoted to studying how insects and animals fly so that humans can build smarter, more efficient aircraft. Hari Sreenivasan reports. View the full story/transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/studyi...
PBS News Hour: Not Trending: Using drones for search and rescue
When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including search and rescues uses for drones, the most powerful Indian politician most of us have never heard of, plus the promise of genetic testing for stuttering. View the full story/ transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/trendi...
PBS News Hour: In Tornado Alley, forecasting severe weather with drones
More than 100 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma last year, and a new multi-million-dollar grant to four universities in the heart of Tornado Alley may lead to better information about where and when severe weather may strike. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports from Oklahoma.
PBS News Hour: While the drone industry zooms, regulation lags
Professional and recreational uses for drones have driven a fast-growing industry, but safety and privacy laws are struggling to keep up. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on why everyone from farmers to football coaches are flying drones, and what challenges the government faces in regulating the unmanned aerial vehicles.
PBS News Hour: During a flood, these drones can help identify water contamination
Surprisingly little is known about the toxins that lurk in floodwaters. In Hurricane Florence's aftermath, scientists, environmental groups and public health officials are studying the impact of contaminated water and raising concerns about lack of water quality alerts. Rapid water tests, drones and autonomous boats are promising new tools to identify contaminants more quickly. Cat Wise reports.
PBS News Hour: How to protect Mexico's unhatched sea turtles? Drones.
More commonly, aerial drones can be used by governments for spying on enemies. And now in Mexico, they're being used to keep an eye out for and protect unhatched sea turtles. Hari Sreenivasan reports. View Full Story/Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/protec...
PBS News Hour: Archaeologists in Peru add drones to their list of tools
In Peru, drones are keeping a watchful eye on some ancient cultural sites endangered by encroaching development or other perils. In our Culture at Risk series, Jeffrey Brown reports on how archaeologists and government officials are using the new technology to protect the country’s heritage from above.
PBS News Hour: Dutch police use eagles to hunt illegal drones
Police in the Netherlands are taking a unique approach toward finding illegal, and potentially unsafe, drones. They are the first in the world using eagles to hunt and catch them. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has more.
The 6 Most Important Rules for Drones Explained ⚠️
Are there special manners for drone pilots? Yes, there are. Take a look and fly your drone like a gentleman - or simply like a professional. I won't refer to paragraphs, but to our code of honor.
PBS News Hour: Rise of Domestic Drones Draws Questions About Privacy, Limiting Use
The increased domestic use of small unmanned aerial devices known as drones have spurred enthusiasm from law enforcement officials to amateur photographers. But the evolving use of the technology has also triggered privacy concerns. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the debate surrounding acceptable uses of domestic drones.
PBS News Hour: How will thousands of drones impact already crowded skies?
In just a few years, drone aircraft might be delivering orders from Amazon to your door -- at least, that's what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said. But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft -- how they might affect civil liberties -- and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded.