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08/26/2016

For the first time, NOAA’s National Weather Service National Hurricane Center used real-time weather from the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to upgrade a tropical storm to a hurricane. This transpired in the early morning hours Thursday, Aug. 25. While the Hurricane Center recently downgraded Gaston back to a tropical storm, the most recent forecast also notes it could intensify again on Saturday.

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08/19/2016

The FAA Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide is now available for those who will be taking the FAA knowledge test in order to earn an sUAS pilot rating. Our thanks to David Place, NPS Research Associate / C3F UAS Advisor, and Robin Alexander, President, ATC, for this update. The following is excerpted from the Guide’s introduction: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published the Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Study Guide to communicate the knowledge areas you need to study to prepare to take the Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating airman knowledge test. This Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide is available for download from faa.gov.

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08/19/2016

Pierre Bouchard continues to methodically develop his full scale JARRVIS humanoid in Quebec, Canada. The latest development includes wireless remote control of the head, right arm and articulated hand. As Pierre moves within his home-built exoskeleton, the JARRVIS robot mirrors Pierre’s movements in a YouTube video.

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08/18/2016

UAS Magazine reported that Samsung has announced a new generation of high-capacity chips specially designed for use in airborne drones. Playback speed is increased by 5x, to permit faster review and editing. This is one more indication that the drone industry is flowering.

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08/18/2016

Everyone seems to be jumping into the exploding drone market. Tech Crunch described Intel’s new multirotor drone, which is designed to attract developers and runs on Intel’s Aero Compute board with a Linux O.S.

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