Founder of Facebook’s secretive Aquila drone project leaves as internal emails reveal significant new direction

According to his LinkedIn profile, he “set up the Facebook team to design, develop and operate Aquila 1 UAV,” as well as setting up the “design … Aircraft Systems Flight Center Infrastructure (RPAS/UAS) Data Center Site Selection and Consulting.”)

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Internal emails reveal major changes are brewing inside Facebook’s secretive drone project, and the executive who was leading it just left

According to his LinkedIn profile, he “set up the Facebook team to design, develop and operate Aquila 1 UAV,” as well as setting up the “design … Aircraft Systems Flight Center Infrastructure (RPAS/UAS) Data Center Site Selection and Consulting.”)

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Computer Vision Technologies Enable BNSF Railway to Process Terabytes of Imagery Captured During Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations

Bihrle Applied Research Inc. and BNSF Railway successfully demonstrate automated detection, classification and reporting of infrastructure conditions found during long range UAS railway inspections … research and the FAA’s Pathfinder Program …

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NATE and the Transformation of Cell Tower and Infrastructure Inspections with UAVs

And I understand that includes a resource that is focused on UAV technology? Yes, the 2 nd edition of our UAS Operations Around Vertical Communications Infrastructure is available now. It’s a free resource that can get someone up to speed on the rules of …

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UI to lead initiative to beef up nation’s cyber infrastructure

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence got $3.4 million from the Department of Homeland Security for its first year as part of a $20 million grant over five years. CHAMPAIGN — High-profile hacks of big retailers, banks, movie studios and airlines have propelled cybersecurity challenges into the headlines. read more

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EE applies blue sky thinking to Britain’s mobile ‘not spots’

Mobile operator EE said it may put small transmitters and receivers in the sky using drones as part of innovative plans to bring mobile services to the most remote and unconnected parts of rural Britain. Chief Executive Olaf Swantee said EE would also use new technologies like voice over wifi and micro networks – small antennas that do not require the infrastructure used by base stations – to …

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