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Team DreamQii Announced Today their PlexiDrone

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  Team DreamQii  announced today the IndieGoGo launch of their PlexiDrone, an ultra-portable, and intelligent, flying camera robot.   Here are…

Using UAVs to Map an Ancient Wonder of the World

Getting a broad vantage of the layout of ruins used to be difficult, but using peaceful UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), archaeologists like Patrick Meier are uncovering new structures and history from the air. Patrick is applying his new “airchaeology” to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis in Turkey.

FAA Releases Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Roadmap

  This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting drone information Kike learns about during his travels.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. The Roadmap addresses current…

Cool Gadgets: A.R.Drone 2.0

This post is the latest in the series Cool Gadgets, which profiles Kike´s selection of machines, inventions, tools, toys and gear in the interest of photographers, travelers and explorers.   The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter  is a drone controlled completely via your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. The 4-propeller quadrocopter takes off automatically, hovers by itself…

Flying Panama’s Underdogs

How do GPS units, cameras and chance encounters on the streets of Bozeman Montana help indigenous people trying to protect their land in Panama?

Behind the Lens, Above the Ground with Photographer Dave Showalter

Go behind the lens and above the ground with photographer Dave Showalter as he reveals the hidden meanings behind aerial images he made on LightHawk flights.

Endangered sloths in Central Park?

Things are changing for a motley crew of pint-sized slowpokes on a previously undisturbed island ten miles off the coast of Panama. But scientists are utilizing an “environmental air force” to slow the tide.