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Highlander Partners Acquires Drone-Countering Liteye Systems

by | Nov 28, 2022
Liteye develops, integrates, and manufactures Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems that neutralize hostile drone threats. The acquisition follows Highlander's forming of High Point Aerotechnologies, which focuses on the rapidly evolving C-UAS and UAS industries.
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SMU Study Uses Drones and Machine Learning to Find ‘Infrastructure Desert’ Neighborhoods in Dallas
by | Feb 22, 2022
The study by a team of SMU civil engineering researchers was supported by a five-year, $584,000 National Science Foundation grant. The team hopes that their study will lead to equitable improvements in the identified neighborhoods—with better groceries, internet access, noise walls, crosswalks, hospital access, bike trails, and more.
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Renderings from left: Frisco Station, Cypress Waters, CityLine
Evolutionary Vision: Leaders of Top North Texas Mixed-Use Developments Reveal What It Takes to Mark Success Across Decades
by | Feb 21, 2022
Robert Folzenlogen, Lucy Billingsley, and Michael Alost tell us what it takes to build a future-proof place for people and companies.

Their mixed-use developments—Frisco Station, Cypress Waters, and CityLIne—each started with a bold vision. A great location and North Texas' "transactional efficiency" didn't hurt. 
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‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA
by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
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North Texas-Based Hedera Helps Boost Long-Distance Drone Safety in U.K. Trial

by | Jan 6, 2022
The public ledger consensus service from Richardson-headquartered Hedera helped “gather, store, and order” millions of data points in the trial, which was sponsored by the U.K. government. Working with London-based aviation tech firm Neuron Innovations, Hedera helped advance the case for the safe sharing of long-distance airspace by commercial, military, and government drones.
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Walmart and Intel Are Bringing Their Holiday Drone Light Show to Dallas
by | Dec 2, 2020
On Dec. 5 at the Cotton Bowl, Walmart is hosting a free holiday experience that features Intel's drones choreographed to popular holiday songs in the air.
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Now Open: The Bosai-Tech Open Innovation Challenge Is Looking For Startups in Emerging Tech
by | Nov 24, 2020
Applications are open until Dec. 16 for the contest, which involves four leading Japanese firms on the search for foreign enterprises in IT, IoT, AI, fintech, sensors, satellites, healthcare, drones, and robotics.
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Discovery: SMU Team Propels Drone Communication Forward, UTA Professor Creates Sustainable City Simulations
by | Feb 28, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also find out about a new collaboration between UNT and LaCore Labs that includes a $1 million gift.
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Mobility Innovation Zone: AllianceTexas Developer Announces Plans for the Future

by | Jun 11, 2019
Dallas-based Hillwood plans to turn its vast acreage in Fort Worth and Denton County into a place called the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. There, new transportation technologies can be developed and deployed—from autonomous cars and trucks to high-flying drones and air taxis. 
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Follow the Money: Linear Labs Gets $4.5M; TIER REIT & Cousins Merger Creates $7B Company
by | Mar 28, 2019
You’ll also find news about Blue Racer Midstream, SureShot, SkyDefender, Allied Bioscience, Lantern Pharma, Akola Project, Mark Cuban, Siemens, KwikBoost, and Align Capital in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving investors and companies in North Texas.
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Discovery: UTA Flies into Smart Agriculture/IoT Collaboration; How a Bubble Inspired UTD’s CO2, Humidity Sensor
by | Feb 8, 2019
You'll also find out about how UT Southwestern researchers are studying magnetic fields as an alternative treatment for patients with severe depression in this roundup of research and development activities in North Texas.
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Carrollton’s Securus Technologies Tests Ways to Detect Drone Incursions into Prisons
by | Mar 5, 2018
The company said the incursions are threats not only to public safety personnel, but also to prisoners.
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Bell, Boeing Expect Big Lift From Delivery Drones

by | Jan 26, 2018
The aviation industry giants appear to be all in on developing drones that can carry cargo for many miles.
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AT&T Using Drones to Assess Network After Hurricane
by | Sep 11, 2017
The drones can give images of towers and equipment that is inaccessible because of flooding.
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New Plano Company Will Focus on Drone Repair
by | Jul 19, 2017
Offering three facilities nationwide and more than 220 employees trained in drone repair, Fortress UAV is ready to become the largest, and most comprehensive, facility for drone repair in North America.
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7-Eleven Exec Makes Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative’ List
by | May 15, 2017
The Irving-based convenience store chain's chief merchandising officer is "making Slurpees fly," in a pilot delivery program.
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