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Inside Drones (Nov 26th, 2018)

1. DJI is expected to launch a new handheld camera and gimbal during its “Because Life is Big” event in New York on Wednesday. Drone DJ reports that the company will likely debut the DJI Osmo Pocket after new videos and photos of the product surfaced online. The company also made an FCC filing for a device known as the DJI Osmo Pocket Wireless Module. DJI has yet to confirm that it's launching a new product in its Osmo product range. - TECH ADVISOR

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2. Singapore is allowing companies to test out drones for deliveries, building inspections, and security. The tests are being conducted in a 500-acre urban area that was designated by the government for drones. The trials, which are designed to reduce the city's reliance on human labor, include high-rise building inspections carried out by H3 Dynamics. In addition, ST Aerospace is testing out drones as robotic guards at its command center in the city-state. “The main challenge is to address the risks to people on the ground and the risks to airplanes flying in the air, and the risks of colliding with a building,” said Teong Soo Soon, program director of the UAV business unit at ST Aerospace. - AFP

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3. Researchers from North Carolina State University published a paper suggesting that consumer-grade drones are helpful with monitoring marine animals. Researchers used drones to count marine species at multiple sites around the Bahamas. In one case, they placed grey reef shark decoys underwater at sites with different water clarity. They were able to spot all of the decoys. “We found that drones can be used to count and make species-level identifications of marine species, particularly in shallow marine environments,” says Enie Hensel, a Ph.D. candidate at NC State and an author of the paper, which was recently published in the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. - NC STATE NEWS

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4. More than 40 volunteers from Ireland's Civil Defence received drone licenses over the weekend. The Civil Defence, which provides assistance to frontline emergency services, has 60 trained drone pilots and 20 drones across its Major Emergency Management regions in Ireland. The UAVs are primarily used to help locate missing people, but can also help assess wildfires in hard-to-access areas. The Civil Defence “has never been afraid to change, and has continued to thrive with the major transformations that have taken place down through the years," Irish Defence Minister Paul Kehoe said. - THEJOURNAL.IE

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5. CNET listed the top drone deals on Cyber Monday. They include the DJI Mavic Air for $649, which is $150 off on Amazon.

6. Forbes published an article about the positive effects of drones on the real estate industry.

7. A drone captured footage of a paraglider taking off from a mountaintop near Bozeman, Montana.

8. AirMap chose Microsoft Azure as the cloud-computing platform for its drone traffic management system.

9. More drone companies are coming to central New York. The region is expected to receive an investment boost because of its drone corridor

10. Colorado Parks and Wildlife deployed a drone to survey bighorn sheep in Queens Canyon and surrounding areas.

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Written and curated by Beth Duckett in California. Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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