In its announcement, the FAA says that this gives Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers.” The beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights will deliver packages up to 5 pounds in 30 minutes or less.
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AUTONOMOUS RESUPPLY IN A CONGESTED BATTLESPACE
Can autonomous drones deliver supplies to troops in an active firefight? DroneUp recently partnered with a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Joint Force Development (JFD) exercise to find out.
IMPROVE YOUR DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
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UAS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT The Key to the Future of Drones
In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which established a deadline for the agency: achieve full integration of drones into the airspace by 2015. As the calendar rolls over into 2021, this begs an obvious question: “Are we there yet?”
FLYING FOR A LIVING
A professional UAS operator on what it takes to be successful
ON THE WING
This bird-like drone is incredibly agile and efficient
LiDAR MAPPING A GOLD MINE
When Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia, wanted to open more of its areas to public tours, they asked Inspired Intelligence, a family owned and operated drone business in Buford, Georgia, to help. Inspired Intelligence CEO and founder Nir Pe’er explained, “Besides drone technology, we also used new, amazing cutting-edge technology called LiDAR.
A VIEW FROM ABOVE
Topping out the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
DRONE TOOLS Safely using autonomous flight modes
In the early days of aviation, as aircraft range and endurance increased, so did the fatigue experienced by pilots. Autopilots were invented in 1912, guiding aircraft to fly straight and level on a compass course and greatly reducing a pilot’s workload. For more than a century, autopilots have improved many aspects of aviation safety, but they have also created new problems.
A Colossal Challenge
Photographing Salem’s Oregon Pioneer
911 DRONE DEPLOYMENT
Archer Unmanned Air Systems (Archer UAS), technology company with a 911-integrated drone deployment system, has announced a partnership with RapidDeploy as part of its Lightning Partner Program.
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Marshall Uxbridge Voice
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AMAZON BEGINS ROLLOUT OF PAY-BY-PALM AT WHOLE FOODS NEAR HQ
Amazon is rolling out pay-by-palm technology at some Whole Foods grocery stores near its headquarters to make paying quicker and more convenient.
How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them
It gets harder to crack a password if it’s 10 characters or longer—but complexity matters too, of course.
Increase Online Engagement
3 Ways to Convert Your Website into a Sales Engine
VOTE COUNTING TO START IN AMAZON UNION ELECTION
Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is expected to start as early as Thursday, but hundreds of contested ballots could muddy the outcome if it’s a close race.
AMAZON BRINGS BACK FORMER EXECUTIVE TO RUN CLOUD BUSINESS
Amazon said that it’s bringing back a former executive to run its cloud-computing unit, which has become the online shopping giant’s most profitable business.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO TO STREAM 21 YANKEES GAMES
Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games to members in New York’s broadcast market for the first season, a slate that starts with an April 18 matchup against Tampa Bay.
Should You Be More Like Bezos?
As the Amazon founder exits the CEO role, he leaves his successor a set of rules that might be helpful to any entrepreneur bent on conquering the known universe.
Amazon's Long Game on Labor
If workers accept a union, the company may still try to avoid the bargaining phase