Tag: drones

BGE is testing autonomous drone inspection of power lines

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Photo by Flickr user Owen Viriyincy, used under a Creative Commons license.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company recently partnered to test an autonomous drone inspection system in Maryland.

Johns Hopkins Just Made History, Again.

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Johns Hopkins University researchers managed to deliver refrigerated blood on a three-hour drone flight across the Arizona desert. According to dronelife.com, it’s believed to be the longest medical delivery by drone ever completed.

The Baltimore Drone Racing League Begins this Weekend

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Photo courtesy Open Works/Global Air Media

Baltimore’s first-ever drone racing league kicks off this weekend in Greenmount West.

Soon, You Can Learn How to Build and Fly Drones at Open Works

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A boy at the McDonogh School builds a drone, Courtesy Global Air Media

A new collaboration between Baltimore’s Open Works and Global Air Media makes the days when parents first sent their teenagers away to computer camp look like ancient history.

Maryland Town Considers Drone Park

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Earlier this year, drone enthusiasts tried to get a landfill-turned-park in Charles County approved as a drone friendly recreation area. 

Johns Hopkins Shows How Easy it Is to Hack a Drone

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If you hear a faint buzzing sound in the sky, it’s increasingly likely that the culprit is a drone; more than 180,000 people have registered their unmanned aircraft with the FAA so far. But some people are concerned that the popularity of drones is outpacing manufacturers’ and regulators’ ability to ensure they’re safe and regulated.

Johns Hopkins Develops Underwater Flying Drone

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If you’re planning some sort of complicated jewel heist involving boats, I have some good news for you.

Maryland Drone Owner Sues FAA

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According to new FAA regulations, anyone who wants to fly a drone in domestic airspace is legally required to register their mini aircraft by February 19. 

Sending Blood Via Drone: What Could Go Wrong?

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Photo by Keith Weller, via Johns Hopkins Medicine
Photo by Keith Weller, via Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins scientists recently conducted an unusual experiment: They took a bunch of blood, attached it to a drone, and sent it flying.

Owings Mills Couple Starts a “Drone For Hire” Business

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Drone photo of Mt. Vernon by Elevated Element, via Technically Baltimore
Drone photo of Mt. Vernon by Elevated Element, via Technically Baltimore

For most people, drones don’t have great connotations. We associate them with bombs being dropped in foreign countries, or with sinister domestic surveillance programs. But a couple in Owings Mills has been putting small, unmanned aircraft to a different use — they’re using them to create art.

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