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Dive into the cloud! RIEGL introduces the World's First App for LiDAR data visualization on the iPad: RiALITY - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<i>RIEGL</i> <b>proudly announces its new iPad point cloud viewer: RiALITY, now available for free in the iTunes App Store.</b><p>This new, innovative App, the first …

Farmers want sensible controls for drone use - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is concerned there is the …

Oil and Natural Gas as Weapon of War

With Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the threat is greater than Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, the real danger to the world is that oil and natural gas are once again being used as a weapon of war.<p>This isn’t the first time. When Russia cut off natural gas supplies in 2009 to Ukraine and six other …

There's A Mega Oil Boom Waiting To Happen In Mexico's Deepwater Fields

The need is obvious in Pemex's own results: On Feb. 27, the Mexico City-based company posted its fifth straight quarterly loss—76.5 billion pesos, or $5.8 billion, on production of 2.52 million barrels per day in 2013, down from 2.55 million barrels per day in 2012. Output at the Cantarell oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Report: Russia And Iran Help Assad Prop Up Syria's Collapsing Oil Industry

Syria’s civil war has taken a heavy toll on its oil industry. Previously the largest oil and gas producer in the eastern Mediterranean, the country has seen its output collapse since the outbreak of unrest in 2011. From roughly 400,000 barrels per day before the outbreak of unrest, Syria’s …

Trimble Adds Unmanned Aircraft System to its Agriculture Portfolio for Aerial Imaging and Mapping - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the addition of its Trimble® UX5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to its Agriculture product portfolio for …

Answering the burning questions - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

This week’s heatwave across southern Australia has reminded us of the serious dangers posed by grassfires. They might not sound that threatening, but …

Unmanned flying drones to help identify oil reserves | News | The University of Aberdeen

Unmanned flying drones are being used to recover more of the oil reserves from the North Sea and beyond by studying geology from the sky.<p>Academics at …

How drones democratize videography and help sell real estate

The buildings in the video above do not exist. And until a few years ago, neither would the camera angles they were filmed from.<p>Real estate developers and agents have always used creative imaging techniques to make planned developments look good to potential buyers. From wood-cut models to …

UAV mapping in Niznij Novgorod - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

In December 2013, Czech biggest UAS company UPVISION in cooperation with Techniserv and UVS Avia conducted aerial surveying works using the UAV …

Farm Aerial:- Observer QX1 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Farm Aerial Drones is providing farmers with system that captures high definition images and videos to help make better farm management decisions.<p>How …

Unmanned aircraft building inspection at Heathrow - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Well done to the team at Sky-Futures they recently completed a facade inspection of a building at London Heathrow (LHR) airport for a major, global …

Down on the farm with drones - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

There are bushels of folks out there now spending money and putting time in finding niches for unmanned systems that already exist. You may be …

Aerial 'hexacopter' gives geography research a lift - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

by Elaine Bible<p>Known as a “hexacopter,” after its hexagonal shape, this unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the size of a model airplane and was adapted …

UAV: fixed wing or rotary? - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<i>Gavin Docherty</i> Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology is gaining traction in the Australian survey, mining, agriculture and civil construction …

Carl Pulfrich Award 2013 awarded to LiDAR and city modelling experts - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Hexagon, the parent company of Leica Geosystems and Z/I Imaging, is very pleased to announce that the Carl Pulfrich Award 2013 has been awarded to …

Gecko-Like Drone Can Land On Walls And Ceilings [Updated]

This quadrotor uses a nature-inspired, dry adhesive to cling to surfaces for extra-covert spying.<p>This drone could become the proverbial fly on the wall. Thanks to a joint research project between the University of Maryland's Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory and Stanford's Biomimetics and Dexterous …

German Railway Wants Thermal-Imaging Drones To Catch Vandals

Deutsche Bahn hopes the mini-drones will deter train graffiti.<p>Here's yet another way drones may find their way into domestic life. Germany's national railways company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test drones as a deterrent to people who tag trains with graffiti, the BBC reported.<p>The drones will patrol …

A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video]

This autonomous flying servant can track and record you from the sky.<p>Drones can't fetch a taco for you, but they can lift cameras into the sky and return impressive aerial video and photography. Trouble is, today's flying machines require a human pilot to manipulate their complex controls.<p>Sameer …

At 205mph, meet the world’s fastest electric car

Electric cars are slow and dull, right? Not so fast, says Lord Paul Drayson.<p>On 15 October, the British peer and racing driver set a slew of speed records behind the wheel of his Lola Drayson electric prototype racer, including a run of 205.139mph (333.271kph). That speed represents the average of a …

Electric Vehicles

How to make calorie counters work for you

The latest personal fitness trackers and exercise machines offer a bewildering array of metrics to track and quantify your progress. But the simplest and most broadly applicable remains the humble calorie, which reflects both the intensity and duration of your workout.<p>The problem is that the …

BP accused at trial of lying about oil spill

In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers have said at the opening of the second phase of the company's trial.<p>A lawyer for BP told the US District Court in New Orleans on …

Venezuela isn’t telling the truth about its oil industry

It appears Venezuela isn’t pumping out nearly as much oil as it claims.<p>According to the latest monthly report (pdf) released by the Organization of the Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC), Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) is making a habit of reporting production …

China Passes U.S. as World’s Largest Oil Importer

My colleague Will Oremus noted earlier this week that the United States recently overtook Russia to become the world’s largest oil and gas producer, …

Brazil Petrobras workers on strike over Libra oilfield auction

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1020000/1020520_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534469182_8bd7997fe5646047cc737e8a5eec0310<p><b>Oil production in Brazil has been disrupted by a strike against a planned auction for rights to explore a huge offshore oilfield near Rio de …

For EV Makers, Selling Cars Is Just the Start

Automakers put thinking outside the chassis at the top of their agendas for the Plug-In 2013 conference, held in early October in San Diego, …

Outgoing Shell Chief: Countries Hoping For Their Own American-Style Shale Boom Are Likely To Be Disappointed

In an interview with the FT's Guy Chazan, Voser also said the company's Arctic drilling plans have been derailed and may not be back up and running until 2015.<p>On other countries' unconventional oil and gas production potential, Voser said China in particular could end up disappointed:<p>"...Mr Voser …

Oil workers in Scotland to strike over treatment of Stephen Deans

Workers at an oil refinery and petrochemical site are to strike in a row over a union convenor. Unite said its members at Grangemouth in Scotland will down tools for 48 hours from 7am on Sunday 20 October over the treatment of Stephen Deans.<p>The site's owner, Ineos, has launched an internal …