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Drones Used to Improve Safety on Eni’s Oil Rigs

A British drone operator has won a contract to inspect rigs operated by one of the world’s largest oil producers. Sky Futures Ltd. will deploy drones at Eni S.p.A. facilities as part of a global three-year contract. The company expects airborne …

Drones Being Tested in Minnesota to Conduct Safety Inspections on Bridges

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing the use of drones to inspect bridges. Transportation officials expect the technology will save money and provide another perspective on how the state’s bridges are holding up. The drone allows inspectors not only …

Chasing Cows With Drones Must Be a Thing in Utah

A Utah lawmaker wants to send people to jail for harassing farm animals with drones, all-terrain vehicles and even dogs under a proposal that is unique in the U.S. but has gained an unlikely opponent. Republican Rep. Scott Chew, who …

TMK Launches Unmanned Aerial Systems Cover via Its Online Platform

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has added unmanned aerial systems (UAS) insurance to its One TMK digital exchange, which will allow brokers to quote and bind UAS policies online in real time from wherever they are in the world. The product, which …

Canada’s Energy Firms at Risk from Cyber, Bomb Attacks: Security Service

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. …

Insurtech Startup Trov Launches in UK, Offering On-Demand Coverage

The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay. Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier – insurance – offering coverage …

US Robotics Firm Launches Blood Delivery Service in Rwanda – Using Drones

Rwandan doctors stranded without vital blood supplies are about to be rescued by an important new ally in their fight to save lives: drone deliveries. Zipline, a California-based robotics company, will launch a service on Friday using drones to deliver blood to far-flung …

New Zealand Claims World’s First Pizza Delivery by Drone

New Zealand led the world when it gave women the vote and introduced inflation targeting. Now it’s claiming another world-first: pizza delivery by drone. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. has joined forces with U.S.-based self-proclaimed “flying robot” operator Flirtey for the …

Amazon and UK Government Form Partnership to Test Drone Deliveries

Amazon Inc. and the British government have announced a partnership to test the e-commerce giant’s aerial drone parcel delivery system after run-ins over the technology’s use. Supervised by the U.K.’s aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, the trial will …

Utah Law Enables Authorities to Crash Drones at Wildfires

Utah’s governor has signed into law a measure that makes the state the first to let authorities jam drone signals and crash the devices specifically for flying too close to wildfires. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert’s office announced this week that he …