Drone research Stories March 18

Researchers from Edinburgh University have started to use drones to capture an aerial view of some of the highest glaciers in South America. Rosie Bisset is part of a project to map out the Andes glaciers that are shrinking because of global warming despite their high altitude.

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Drone research Stories March 4

A drone can hear the shape of a room

As the industry for self-driving cars, robots and other unmanned vehicles quickly evolves — and engineers work to overcome the limitations of sensors that use visual, infrared or thermal information — math experts at Purdue University and the Technical University of Munich have proven there’s another, equally viable solution: using sound.

Drone research Stories January 30

Researchers from Brown University developed a new wing design for small drones that’s inspired by the wings of birds and insects. The new wing allows small drones to fly more efficiently and makes them more “robust to atmospheric turbulence.”

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Drone research Stories December 17, 2019

Research with drones shows that Northwest killer whales are shrinking

Research with drones shows that Northwest killer whales are shrinking in size. Drone photos show how closely the health and size of the killer whales are related to the size of their favorite prey, big chinook salmon.

Drone research Stories December 3, 2019

On Monday, scientists said that they had used a drone to observe an ice sheet in Greenland fracturing in real time. A team of researchers witnessed the rapid fracturing and draining of a lake on the ice sheet.

It is expected that this phenomenon may become more frequent as climate change worsens. Greenland’s ice sheet is the second largest in the world, and the single largest contributor to global sea-level rise.

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Drone research Stories September 8, 2019

MSU research group uses drones to examine climate trends in Alaska

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s College of Agriculture brought drones to examine climate trends to Fairbanks, Alaska. The research group will use data from the drones in combination with ground measurements and data from other sources to improve their understanding of how the climate might be changing.

Photo: Researchers from the Montana State University Land Resources Environmental Sciences department recently traveled to Alaska to collect data on thawing permafrost soils in boreal and arctic regions. Courtesy of MSU News Service.

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