More than a hundred years, the potassium salt fertilizer production in the “Nordthüringer” basin existed. As a result, huge saline tailings, on the one shaped the landscape and on the other polluted the surrounding rivers damaging to the environment emerged. In 1991 came the end for the 1,600 employees of the potassium salt mine and it was time to deal with the contamination and waste. Read more
DJI, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers in UAV systems, launched the EVO System for professional cinematographers.
The upgraded system is comprised of the S800 EVO Airframe, the Zenmuse EVO gimbal and the A2M flight controller. Developed for film and TV production, the EVO System marks the most advanced platform for highly-effective unmanned aerial cinematography.
The EVO System is designed for the most demanding digital video professionals, providing a safer and more economic alternative to full-scale helicopter use. The EVO System enables shot never before possible. Read more
By Dean Takahashi Venture Beat
The do-it-yourself (DIY), open-source drone movement is turning into a real business that could disrupt the commercial and military drone industry. It’s another case of how exploiting the curiosity of hackers can turn into a commercial opportunity.
That’s the view of Chris Anderson (pictured), the editor of Wired magazine and a drone hobbyist and businessman on the side. He spoke about this DIY trend and his own efforts to lead it in a talk at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas today. Read more
By Chris Anderson
At last year’s Paris Air Show, some of the hottest aircraft were the autonomous unmanned helicopters—a few of them small enough to carry in one hand—that would allow military buyers to put a camera in the sky anywhere, anytime. Manufactured by major defense contractors, and ranging in design from a single-bladed camcopter to four-bladed multicopters, these drones were being sold as the future of warfare at prices in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more
Not an unsurprising reaction from customs officers in this an Olympic and Diamond Jubilee year in London. Perhaps a nod to potential drone journalists, hiring in platforms in countries of interest or building the system on scene might attract less interest. Also travelling with Lipos is also frowned upon especially in hand luggage.
Carmel Doyle Silicon Republic
Fresh from performing at Science Gallery in Dublin last night during the opening of Hack the City, an English group of urbanists, technologists and architects who created GPS-enabled quadcopter drones, were held at London Southend Airport on suspicion of terrorism and recorded under the UK’s Terrorism Act. Read more