Day: June 20, 2020

Ford Bronco debut date moved so it wouldn’t fall on O.J. Simpson’s birthday – TechCrunch

Ford has changed the debut of its 2021 Bronco once again because its planned July 9 reveal falls on the birthday of O.J. Simpson, one of the iconic SUV’s most infamous passengers

The automaker tweeted Friday that it has moved the unveiling to July 13.

Here’s a short history lesson for those who might not understand why Simpson’s birthday and a Bronco are linked. In 1994, Simpson was charged in the double murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was involved in a slow speed chase as a passenger in a 1993 white Bronco driven by his friend after

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How to manage your unstructured drone-collected data

Drones are excellent for collecting information from above. But finding a way to store that data is more of a challenge.

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When a Danish company wanted to perform underwater surveys of several shallow ponds spread across the country, it soon found that the thickness of the seaweed in the ponds rendered it impossible to conduct the underwater surveys with standard submersible echo sounding equipment that bounces sonar waves off seabed sand and underwater objects.

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The solution was a drone, which emitted ground penetrating radar (GPR) that was able to do the same job without the problem of having to be submerged through seaweed.

Use cases like this for drones and big data collection are surfacing in virtually every industry sector—from traffic monitoring and accident documentation to agricultural inspections and forest wildfire fighting. 

In each

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