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KNSS News
December 27, 2019 - 7:54 pm
FAA wants rule to make drones identifiable from afar.
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Drone inspecting power lines
KNSS News
August 22, 2019 - 5:35 am
State officials say Kansas will be the first state to test out federally approved long-distance drone flights. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the state’s test program will start outside of Salina using drones to inspect power lines. The Federal Aviation Administration agreed...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:32 am
In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according...
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March 27, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Drones will be among the tools scientists and students will use later this year and next to study supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes in Nebraska and other Plains states. The study is scheduled to begin field work May 15 and cover the Great Plains, from North Dakota south to Texas, and...
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January 21, 2019 - 6:59 pm
A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires. The Columbia Missourian reports that the $1.2 million research project that began last month aims to use unmanned aerial...
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Dreamstime
May 27, 2018 - 2:46 pm
Officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation are beginning a pilot project to help determine how drones could help with future road design work. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that last week marked the first time Kansas transportation officals employed drone technology in affiliation...
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Dreamstime
June 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus in Salina is going to be flying unmanned aircraft systems after dark. The school announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration granted it a waiver to federal law regulating the unmanned systems, often called drones...
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