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Drones survey African wildlife

Drones survey African wildlife

Jul 16, 2018 Worldwide
A new technique enables fast and accurate counting of gnu, oryx and other large mammals living in wildlife reserves. Drones are used to remotely photograph wilderness areas, and the images are then analysed using object recognition software and verified by humans.
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IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Jul 12, 2018 United States
The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
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Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Jul 6, 2018 United States
Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
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Spotlight on advances in additive manufacturing in aerospace & defense

Spotlight on advances in additive manufacturing in aerospace & defense

Jun 26, 2018
In IDTechEx Research's latest report Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028, the focus is on advanced lightweight materials and the rise of additive manufacturing.
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Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing technology for unmanned aerial vehicles that has given them the ability to fly for more than 12 hours by harvesting energy from the atmosphere and the sun.
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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Jun 13, 2018 France
Marking a world first, researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.
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IDTechEx TVDrones for good: using tech to help save entangle whales

Drones for good: using tech to help save entangle whales

Jun 7, 2018 United States
Every fall, pods of enormous humpback whales make their way towards Hawaii, where they can ride out the winter in warm waters of NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. For centuries humans have watched this noble migration with awe and wonder. But today, an ever-growing number of these amazing animals are finding themselves in grave danger, entrapped in fishing gear and other marine debris.
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Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

May 24, 2018 United States
JetSuite will be the launch customer for Zunum Aero's 6 to 12 passenger hybrid-to-electric aircraft. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the electrics to their fleet in the early 2020s, enabling them to bring quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly travel services to their private and semi-private customers nationwide.
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Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

May 17, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 24 May titled Robots and drones: How everything is changing.
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Drones tested for search and rescue

Drones tested for search and rescue

Apr 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.
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Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

Apr 9, 2018 United States
A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could prevent litter from entering our oceans and help tackle a growing problem that poses threats to wildlife, deters tourists and impacts on coastal economies.