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FAA allows Surf City realtor to use drone technology

The FAA has given a Surf City realtor permission to use drone technology to help sell and lease homes.
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Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of the world.
Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes
1 year ago
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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see.
Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill
2 years ago
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Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill

A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.
Brunswick County Sheriff supports law enforcement use of drones
2 years ago
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Brunswick County Sheriff supports law enforcement use of drones

The use of unmanned drones has raised privacy and safety concerns across the country. But the controversial aircraft could also be a useful tool for law enforcement one a local sheriff would like state lawmakers to consider.