[USA] Over the past couple of years, drones have been utilized more and more, not only for taking stunning bird’s eye view photographs, Continue reading Newburyport scientist’s drone aimed at helping seaweed farmers
[USA] One day in late July, Donglai Gong was piloting his little quadcopter above his house when he noticed his drone camera Continue reading VIMS uses drones to find, study algal blooms
[USA] From drones to robots, water-quality research is rapidly going more high tech. Continue reading Robots, other high-tech devices dive in to water, algae research
[USA] Western Lake Erie may soon have its first drone patrolling algae from the sky, signaling a new era of NASA aerial surveillance Continue reading Drones joining Lake Erie algae research
[Sweden] Excess algae, prepare to meet your maker. A remote-controlled floating drone could cut a swath through algae-clogged water, turning the overgrowth into biofuel. Continue reading Swedish student invented a floating drone to harvest algae for fuel
[Global] “The first century of air travel has seen about 65 billion passengers take to the sky. The next 65 billion will fly in just the next 20 years”. Continue reading Newsweek special report: The future of aviation
New robot technology leads Antarctic exploration into a new epoch. It is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially trained divers only.
We’ve all heard of drones. Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are aircraft devices that don’t require an onboard pilot. Instead, they use a ground-based controller. They have become hugely popular in the last few years, originally for recreational use. They are particularly popular with photographers, and companies like DJI Canada based make many drones that have high spec cameras on for the use of aerial photography. However, now they have also started being used more commercially, for example to inspect power lines, towers, and other tall structures like chimneys and roofs, not to mention new uses in private spheres such as for fishing! Just look at dronesuavreport.com if you don’t believe me. Drones are new to science, though, and are rarely used. But it looks like that is about to change.
Splash. A Weddell seal weighing almost Continue reading Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica