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In this episode, Dr. Livesay goes over the June 22nd, 2015, USDA's Crop Progress Report, before discussing the recent ruling of the WHO regarding the cancer threat posed by 2,4-D. Next, we get an update on the conditions in Oklahoma when we check back in with our Dynamite Grower Correspondent and NCGA champ, Chris Ledbetter. The main segment of today's podcast is Part I of a 2 part series in which Dr. Livesay interviews Agricultural drone expert, Chad Colby, about the use of UAVs in agriculture. We discuss such topics as FAA regulations, whether UAVs are toys or tools, which drone you might want to buy, and what you really need to know about the use of drones in agriculture.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Evolving issues of privacy, security and regulation are not preventing the UAV market from boldly moving forward. But is this nearly unregulated industry growing faster than solutions to critical problems and how are we pushing technology from academia to market? Brian Taylor, Director of the University of Minnesota Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Laboratory and Andrew Amato, General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE.com joins hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss to discuss what’s happening in an industry that’s literally flying under the radar.
Get the latest news from around the pulp and paper world in our weekly program, including an interview with a UAV company that helped a mill during a shutdown plus news from International Paper, RockTenn, MeadWestvaco, Metsä, UPM, Clearwater, Stora Enso, Orchids, Verso, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, Hadera, APRIL and more.
Nips is a weekly show of contemporary information related to the pulp and paper industry worldwide. Hosted by Jim Thompson, the voice of the worldwide pulp and paper industry.
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Tonight we tackle the multifaceted issue of unmanned aerial vehicles, or Drones. They have gained a place in history as one of the most hated, loved, and misunderstood pieces of equiptment our society has ever created. It is important to distinguish what a person is referring to when they talk about drones. This is due to the fact that the term is a blanket reference to pretty much anything that has locomotion, and is either remotely controlled, or runs a predetermined program for it's operation. This means that everything from a small hobbyists $20 RC helicopter to General Atomics multi billion dollar fleet of Predator drones all fall under this banner.
Though we will touch on the topic of smaller 'flying camera' drones, but our main topic tonight will be the larger, CIA and military driven UAVs and their role in the so-called 'War on Terror'.
We have Brandon Bryant as our guest tonight. He knows all too well how these are used and how the operations are carried out. He should, he used to be a drone pilot. He will talk about his experiences with turning targets into 'bug splat', and the consequences, not just to those on the ground, but the scars he now bears daily with the resulting PTSD. Many studies have revealed that the PTSD most drone operators suffer from might be worse than those in hand to hand combat. It is an honor and with much gratitude that we welcome him to the show tonight.
While Brandon is not a leaker of top secret documents, he is definitely a whistleblower in the truest sense of the word. He is calling attention to the hipocrisy and deceit being propagated by the US and it's President, wherein they contend that drone strikes are a precision surgical instrument, equal to excising a cancer while leaving the remaining tissue intact. This is a lie. All males over 13 years of age are not 'militants'. Weddings are not target practice.
Robert Hallinan, a career military officer with over 30 years of military aviation related logistics and maintenance management experience discusses the logistics and sustainment issues likely to be faced given the increasing use and dependence the U.S. military has on UAV/UAS
David Pares is an adjunct professor at several colleges, including the University of Nebraska where he is the faculty advisor for their Mutual UFO Network student organization. He has degrees in geography and engineering science, and teaches classes in meteorology, physics, astronomy, geography, geology, statistics and physical science. Pares believes he has unlocked the key to warp technology, and that he and his team of engineers and graduate students have constructed a working warp engine that demonstrates this technology.
Last time we talked with Pares he had tested the warp effect on lasers. However, now he has an engine, and is building a UAV that he hopes he will be able to propel with a warp engine. He has patents on the warp technology and has formed the company Space Warp Dynamics, LLC.
For more about Pares' space warp project, visit paresspacewarpresearch.org.
Wing Commander John Clarke of the 22 Training Group at Britain's Royal Air Force, and Robert Englehart, Deputy Chief of the US Air Force's AETC UAS Training Branch, join us to discuss their respective programmes for training non-rated aviators in the use of unmanned aircraft. Both outline the challenges and ambitions that this new initiative presents - including course structure, psychological profiling, and joint exercises - ahead of their involvement on the speaker panel of UAV Training and Simulation 2010, being held May 24-26 in London. Visit www.uavtrainingconf.com for more information.
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