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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service

Throughout the developing world, access to lifesaving and critical health products is hampered by “the last-mile problem”: the inability to deliver needed medicine from a city to rural or remote locations due to lack of adequate transportation, communication and supply chain infrastructure. To lessen this problem, the Rwandan government will begin using drones to make

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Variety of Sensors Tracked Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew developed into a Category 4 hurricane that pummeled the Caribbean and southeastern United States, killing more than 1,000 people, disrupting electricity and other utilities to hundreds of thousands, and causing billions of dollars in economic damage, many of the world’s satellites and sensors were tuned to the storm, and recorded its path

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Drone Adds IBM Watson for Cognitive Inspection

IBM and Aerialtronics introduced the first commercial drones featuring cognitive computing capabilities from the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform on IBM Cloud. Aerialtronics vehicles provide inspection services for global organizations across multiple industries, from monitoring city traffic patterns to inspecting wind turbines, oil rigs and cell-tower optimization. Aerialtronics’ commercial drones are the first

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Teledyne Optech Teams Up with The Ocean Cleanup to Study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Ocean Cleanup in their Aerial Expedition research mission, where the Optech CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar) successfully carried out the first in a series of low-speed, low-altitude survey flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Every year, about eight million tons of

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

NASA Aircraft Measuring Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases

NASA is conducting low-level aircraft flights measuring greenhouse gases over the U.S. mid-Atlantic region for the CARbon Airborne Flux Experiment (CARAFE), which will measure the exchange of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane between Earth and the atmosphere. Water vapor, temperature and vertical wind measurements also will be taken. “The direct measurements of

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Underwater Laser Scanner Maps Sea Beds, Finds Shipwrecks

A laser scanner mounted to ships and submarine vehicles is providing high-resolution images of underwater features, including shipwrecks. The ULS-500 PRO scanner from 2G Robotics uses a high-sensitivity, low-noise sensor to reach ranges previously unattainable with laser scanning, resolving fine-scale dimensional features from distances as far as 20 meters. The system was used offshore during

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

SimActive Brings Picture-in-Picture 3D Viewing with Version 6.5

Montreal, Canada, September 20th, 2016 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce Correlator3D™ version 6.5 with a new picture-in-picture (PiP) feature.  The PiP brings a 3D rendered view of projects through an inset window, visible at all times to streamline processing and editing. The interactive viewing capability allows display

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Washington, D.C.’s New Digital Kiosks and Sensor Network to Harvest a Wealth of Urban Data Including CyberCity 3D Buildings and Maalka Software

Washington, DC —  At seven feet tall and featuring 55-inch screens, the 30 kiosks coming to downtown D.C. will be much more than glorified digital ad machines. Designed by New York–based Smart City Media, the kiosks will feature timely information relating to nearby restaurants, retail, events, and public transportation. This pilot program is led by

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Deep-Sea Sensors Aid Search for Rare Whales

Using a new system of drifting buoys, scientists from NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif., will have a much better chance of hearing beaked whales in their deep-water habitat off the West Coast. About 20 buoys will be deployed from a NOAA ship with a listening device suspended 330 feet below the

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

NGA, NSF Release 3D Alaska Elevation Models to Support White House Initiative

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) released new 3-D topographic maps of Alaska on Sept. 1, 2016, in support of a White House Arctic initiative to inform better decision-making in the area. The 3-D digital elevation models (DEMs) are the first to come from the ArcticDEM project, which was created

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