A Drone’s-Eye View of the Quick and the Dead

New machine-learning technique can distinguish living bodies from deceased ones In the aftermath of disasters, drones have already been used to map the destruction and help rescuers find possible survivors. Now a new system could take this to the next level, automatically analyzing drone footage to determine whether the people spotted are still alive. “We’re…
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Near misses between planes, drones on the increase

Drones may look like toys, but they can be dangerous. Experts say a drone could even take down a plane. Action News Investigates found that the number of close calls between planes and drones is increasing in western Pennsylvania and around the country. Pilot Howard Pierce, of Wexford, was flying his small plane over Butler…
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Drone near-miss sparks concern at airport

Officials at Windsor’s airport are expressing great concern over a single-engine plane’s near-miss with a drone as the plane was taking off, and are urging anyone with information on the drone to call police. The encounter happened while the plane, a local flying club’s single-engine Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GGMV), belonging to Journey Air, was taking…
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BA jet carrying 300 passengers from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi came within 20ft of smashing into an illegally flown drone while flying at 6,000ft shortly after take-off, report reveals

A British Airways jet carrying up to 300 passengers came within 20ft of smashing into an illegally flown drone, a report revealed today. The dramatic near miss is believed to have been the closest ever near miss between a BA jet and a drone. The B777 jet had the close call while flying at around…
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