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Danny Macaskill's amazing video

Posted by Andrew Griffiths at

Stunt biker Danny MacAskill film on the perilous Cuillin mountain range is breathtaking.  Cut Media did an great job with the filming, much of it from an s1000!  The video has already been watched more than 12 million times on YouTube since it was published last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA http://www.cutmedia.com/the-ridge-and-breathe/

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Virgin's Unite Foundation talk about drones

Posted by Graham Dick at

Virgin's Unite Foundation have stepped into the debate regarding peaceful uses of Drones. They have put together a number of articles by different contributors here: http://www.virgin.com/unite/business-innovation/in-focus-drones-for-good  

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Drone finds missing US man in 20 minutes

Posted by Graham Dick at

Well it had to happen ... and this in a country which is still reticent on commercial use.  Clearly there remains much hype but the fact remains that in sensible hands working within an appropriate framework drones can really help us see from an entirely novel perspective.To see the story in more detail follow the link to the BBC web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28423252

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US to allow first commercial drone flights over land

Posted by Graham Dick at

Well Drones seem to move forward again.  The US FAA has allowed BP to utilise drones to help them perform running checks on their extensive oil pipeline infrastructure across Alaska.  Considering the massive adverse publicity BP received a few years ago from oil leaks in these pipes - and the probably massive costs of running regular helicopter surveillance - this may well make for a pragmatic solution balancing cost of prevention with early warning. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27785538

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EasyJet use Drones to inspect aircraft

Posted by Graham Dick at

EasyJet are working on automating aircraft inspections using drones, so as to minimise access issues. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27308232

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