Tag Archives: Scientific Research

50-Mile Drone Driveway Receives First Approval from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the first segment of a 50-mile drone corridor between Syracuse and Rome, New York. The approval allows drones to fly beyond visual line of sight within an 8-by-4-mile section of airspace between Griffiss International … Continue reading

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Dolphins to Drones: Beat It, Bozo

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are fast becoming a popular tool for studying marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, and dugongs. But little is known about how these vehicles are affecting their study subjects. New research suggests drones can stress … Continue reading

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Drones have revolutionized the way we track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones are revolutionizing the way scientists observe, measure and monitor the natural environment. From mapping the patterns of wildfires, like those in California, to measuring the size of jellyfish populations, drones have the potential to improve our understanding of the … Continue reading

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California Biologists Deploy Drones to Battle Ravens Slaying Baby Tortoises

A team of biologists, computer experts, and certified drone operators are using unmanned aerial vehicles to quell a surging raven population in Southern California‚Äôs Mojave Desert. The ravens have waged an inter-species battle with desert tortoises, particularly their young. Since … Continue reading

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