Using drones to create local quantum networks

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers ...

New guide on using drones for conservation

Drones are a powerful tool for conservation—but they should only be used after careful consideration and planning, according to a new report.

Using off-the-shelf drones to spot deadly jellyfish

The research, published today in the journal PLOS One, focused on Chironex fleckeri—a large jellyfish capable of killing a human in under three minutes and considered the most venomous animal in the world.

Why do birds crash into solar panels?

Billions of birds die annually from collisions with windows, communication towers, wind turbines, and other human-made objects. One reason is that birds see a reflection of the sky in the object and think they're flying into ...

Lifeguards with drones keep humans and sharks safe

A teenager in New South Wales recently died after a fatal shark bite, adding to four other unprovoked shark-related deaths this year. These tragic events send shockwaves through the community and re-ignite our fear of sharks.

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