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Drones are Mapping Indian Cities – Where They’re Allowed

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 29 – Officials in one of India’s fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country if rules governing the use of drones were simpler, authorities said. Haryana state’s Project Udaan, or flight, is

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Mankind’s Latest Evolution

Robots are taking over your job…and there’s nothing you can do. By Amro Zakaria Abdu Human advancement throughout history can largely be credited to our ability to invent machines that increase our productivity and efficiency. Those tools allowed us to overcome the physical limitations of the human body and that of the animals we used, and

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Drones the New Weapon in India’s Crackdown on Illegal Mining

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 2  – India’s mines ministry has told state governments to explore the use of drones to check illegal mining, as officials crackdown on an activity that has led to deforestation and the use of child labour. A satellite-based mining surveillance system was launched last month, and the ministry is now

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Unauthorized Drone Activity Forces Closure of Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport was forced to shut down between 8:05 am and 8:35 am (UAE local time) on Wednesday, September 28 due to unauthorized drone activity. The incident is the latest in a string of airport closures caused by drones in Dubai. An eyewitness reported 21 planes were backed up on the runway and there were

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Don’t Count On Technology to Save You in a Disaster

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Aug 25  – Newfound enthusiasm for the latest technologies, such as drones and smartphones, to improve the way aid is provided to people in disasters may be overblown, experts warned on Thursday. The annual World Risk Report from the United Nations University (UNU) highlights the growing interest in new technologies to

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Afghanistan Orders Curbs on Media’s Use of Drones

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, June 8 – In a country known for the widespread use of military unmanned aircraft, the Afghan government on Wednesday moved to restrict the use of camera drones by media companies. The Interior Ministry announced the policy, citing national security. “The Interior Ministry, with all respect it has to media, respectfully

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