News tagged with vehicle

Drones are what's next for plant breeders

Crop breeders grow thousands of potential varieties at a time; until now, observations of key traits were made by hand. In a new study, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were used successfully to remotely evaluate and ...

dateFeb 20, 2017 in Ecology
shares24 comments 0

Scaling up the next generation of UAVs

After working for more than a decade on hover-capable drones no bigger than the palm of a hand, Dr. Moble Benedict and a team of researchers are studying the feasibility of scaling these concepts to larger unmanned aircraft ...

dateFeb 16, 2017 in Engineering
shares7 comments 0

Monitoring birds by drone

Forget delivering packages or taking aerial photographs—drones can even count small birds! A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances tests this new approach to wildlife monitoring and concludes that despite some ...

dateFeb 15, 2017 in Ecology
shares8 comments 0

Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a report in Frontiers in Marine Science. And they're hoping that others will follow their example to help protect ...

dateFeb 13, 2017 in Ecology
shares15 comments 0