#Drones

Drone superhighways and airports are coming – let’s make sure they don’t make life miserable

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Within just two years, the UK could be home to the planet’s biggest drone superhighway thanks to the plans of a group of technology companies. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s just one of a number of projects in the pipeline as...

The Benefits of Using Sensors in Drones for Several Industries

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Sensors for drones are increasingly being used for surveying, mapping, and inspections in several industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, environmental management, and waste management. Combining sensors in drones is important because they play an essential role. They collect information and perform operations, making drones useful. As the...

Students generate ideas for the future of Engineering at City Engineering Hackathon 2021

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Students studying at City, University of London, have come together to present their vision for the future of engineering during the City Engineering Hackathon 2021. The event, which lastest three days, was run by Hackathons UK and saw 200 Engineering students present their ideas of how engineering might...

Engineering Ideas – Can we make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage?

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These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although small drones (up to 20kg) are about 40 decibels quieter than conventional civil aircraft, they produce a high pitched noise – which people tend to find very annoying. One...

Hydrogen Powered Drone sets World Record

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A drone, powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, has set a new World Record after flying continuously for 331 minutes. The record was reported by Fuel Cell Works who confirmed with Chinese media sources that the research drone had flown for 331 minutes. China is already a world...

5 Eco-Cities of the Near Future

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Pneumatic waste systems, pollution sensors, robots, drones, and self-driving cars - Engineers are taking the tech we predicted for the far future and using it to create viable modern cities across the world now. In 2050 the world population is estimated to be 9.7 billion, currently, it stands...