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Raft-bearing Drones May Join Lifeguards on NYC Beaches
Feb. 21, 2024

The administration of New York Mayor Eric Adams has plans to begin deploying drones widely, expanding into water search and rescue, building inspections, public safety and crowd control.

Snap Recalls Lithium-Ion Battery Sold for Pixy Flying Cameras Due to Fire Hazard
Feb. 2, 2024

The battery was sold separately and paired with the Pixy, which takes pictures and videos and measures about five inches long by four inches wide.

Video: Mercer County Police Locate Missing Child With Drone
Jan. 24, 2024

It was Wednesday Jan. 17, just after sunset, when the 911 call came in reporting a young boy who was last seen running into a wooded area in Robbinsville, NJ.

New Drones Ride the Wind to Track Atmospheric Pollution
Jan. 22, 2024

Princeton's Nate Simon was among the researchers presenting at a fluid dynamics conference to highlight the potential of drones to measure air flow.

First commercial licenses for long-distance drone flights
Sept. 11, 2023

US regulators have granted the first licenses for unmanned commercial aircraft to fly well beyond the sight of a pilot

Pinpointing Greenhouse Gas Leaks Using Drones
April 14, 2023

As evidence mounts that gas drilling and sewer systems leak far more greenhouse gases than previously believed, a team of Princeton researchers has developed a method to pinpoint leaks both big and small for speedy repair.

Amazon Prime Air launches drone delivery service just before Christmas
Jan. 4, 2023

Lockeford, Calif. and College Station, Texas saw the first Amazon package deliveries via drone on Christmas Eve 2022.

Drone-Mounted Sensors Can Help Fight Wildfires
Aug. 30, 2022

Drones Can detect arcing in rugged areas that are tough for helicopters and airplanes to reach, as well as identify maintenance needs before problems emerge. 

As drone popularity increases, feds look to rein in bad behavior
Dec. 6, 2021

The Salem, Va., firefighters were standing outside on a summer day in 2019 when a drone — its blades whirling in a high-pitched whine — headed right for them, sending them scurrying, authorities said.

FAA Announces Recreational Drone Pilot Safety Test
June 28, 2021

The FAA has launched its long-awaited The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) program for recreational drone flyers. All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of test passage to the FAA or law enforcement upon request.