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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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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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3D Printed Drones

Posted by Graham Dick at

  A report in The Engineer reveals that a British research team from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield are pioneering disposable 3D-printed drones.  The idea being that they can be rapidly manufactured to specification then deployed when time is of the essence.

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