Record number of drones makes for a breathtaking light show
A company in China successfully did that back in September, and as a result, it got itself into the Guinness Book of World Records. Shenzhen Damoda Intelligent Control Technology Co. set a world record by sending 3,051 unmanned aerial vehicles into the sky. The number of UAVs broke the previous world record of 2,066, set in 2018 by Intel Corporation in California. But even better than the record was a sensational light show the drones produced. Taking off in a grid-like formation, the drones depicted images such as Earth, the International Space Station and Mars, paying tribute to China’s role in the space industry.
Walmart to host special holiday drone show in San Antonio. Here’s how to get your free tickets
SAN ANTONIO – Walmart is looking to shake things up and give the public a contactless-experience with a light show starring drones. Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show Tune in Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:40 PM ET to see your favorite holiday songs come to life through the magic of drones! #WalmartDroneShow Posted by Walmart on Monday, November 23, 2020The shown, entitled the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show,” is set to visit eight cities across the country starting on Dec. 4 including San Antonio on Dec. 9. Free tickets will be made available at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 23. William White, Walmart’s chief marketing officer, said the event offers the public an opportunity to “look up” after an especially difficult year.
Police in one country are using drones to enforce social distancing
Police in Singapore have taken an extraordinary step to ensure people are following social distancing rules. In a 3 1/2-month trial, police have used 22-pound pilotless drones, developed by Israel’s Airobotics, as a way to enforce social distancing and contain the spread of COVID-19, according to Reuters. Airobotics CEO Ran Krauss told Reuters the company is simply helping police maintain normal operations, specifically related to COVID-19. “The pandemic created a situation where it might be difficult for police to maintain,” Krauss said. The trial continues on in the social distancing aspect, according to Airobotics, and Krauss said the company is in talks with other cities to deploy drones.
Feds pay Texas State researchers to find faster ways to locate dead bodies with drones
SAN MARCOS – Texas State University announced its Forensic Anthropology Center was awarded a $280,000 grant to utilize drones to locate human remains. According to the press release from the university, the drones are equipped with infrared, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging. We’re collecting temperature and decomposition scores and comparing that to the data from the drone,” Wescott said. She was not found for several days despite extensive searching that included an aerial drone," the press release reads. Wescott said the work conducted at Texas State and data gathered, could become crucial when utilizing drones in either a research or law enforcement related capacity.
Drones used to track and protect animals from poaching
Drones used to track and protect animals from poaching As unmanned aircraft become more affordable, companies are pushing the boundaries of drone technology. Jeff Pegues reports on how a group near Denver, Colo., is finding a new use for its drones, 9,000 miles away.cbsnews.com
Drone images uncover ancient New Mexico village
Drone images uncover ancient New Mexico village Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV's Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.cbsnews.com