Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Drones For Journalism Not War

 |  |  |  |  February 27, 2013


Drones are starting to be used for more than war and espionage these days. Even journalism schools are trying to harness them, by offering classes on drone reporting, despite that this practice is illegal for professional journalists.

drones journalism remote lab photo

Domestic US drone regs are still strict about their use, and while some companies would love nothing more than having Big Brother have their eye in the sky watching you, there’s something to be said about using drones for improving journalism, not in order to invade the privacy of others. In the Drone Journalism Labs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Missouri, students are learning how to fly UAVs, collect video footage and phtoos, interpret the FAA regs and grapple with ethical questions.

The hope is that drones could be used for things like water sampling, drought surveillance, and controlled fire tracking.

drones journalism remote lab ground photo

[via FastCompany]



Acebeam Pokelit AA Flashlight

Acebeam Pokelit AA Flashlight

How Matchsticks are Made

How Matchsticks are Made

True Utility FIXR Multitool

True Utility FIXR Multitool

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos

MG Teases Its New EV Roadster

MG Teases Its New EV Roadster

Toyota Tundra 1794 Goes Full Woodgrain

Toyota Tundra 1794 Goes Full Woodgrain

Advertisement