News tagged with unmanned aerial vehicles

When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight ...

dateOct 19, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Testing the waters by taking to the air

Drones are not just for hobbyists, they have a new scientific application—indicating changes beneath the sea surface. MBARI researchers are exploring the possibilities of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to accompany ...

dateSep 14, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Using a camera to spot and track drones

EPFL researchers have shown that a simple camera can detect and track flying drones. Plus, the lightweight, energy-efficient and inexpensive technology could be installed directly on the drones themselves and enhance safety ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Engineering
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Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Environment
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Smarter control for border patrol

As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them effectively grows more challenging.

dateJul 06, 2017 in Engineering
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