Along with sharks, Aussie city wants drones to scan waters for deadly jellyfish

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Drones that have racked up countless hours flying above Australian beaches on watch for drowning situations and approaching sharks may soon start scanning the waters for another potentially deadly threat: box jellyfish.

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Wing expands drone deliveries, clients in Canberra with Coles supermarkets

Google’s corporate cousin Wing is again expanding its activity in Australia with enlarged drone delivery service in the Canberra area, including orders from its new supermarket client, Coles.

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KFC takes ‘Wing’ with drone delivery in Australia

Your favorite colonel is teaming up with Google’s sister company Wing to satiate those fried chicken hankerings. In about the same amount of time it takes for chicken to crisp up and get its golden hue, people in some parts of Australia will now be able to get their KFC favorites delivered by a drone.

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Skyportz assembling vertiport spots for Oz eVTOL air taxi use

Australian air taxi infrastructure company Skyportz is moving to secure use of prime urban real estate for future electric takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) air taxi operation by – somewhat like the fast-moving homophonic UK drone group Skyports – working with large parking lot businesses to serve as heliports.

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Two men electrocuted while retrieving drone stuck in power lines

Two men, in their 40s, had to be rushed to a hospital last week after attempting to retrieve a drone stuck in power lines. The potentially life-threatening incident took place at a state-managed park in southeastern Australia.

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Sydney hosts New Year drone shows Melbourne lost to COVID-19

Disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused Melbourne’s planned New Year’s Eve drone show to be canceled, but Sydney found a work-around to the complications it encountered to host an Intel orchestrated UAV performance purported to be the largest ever in the southern hemisphere.

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