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Friday, June 10th, 2016

Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed-Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

Minneapolis, Minn., June 9, 2016—Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed–Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Phoenix 2 is light–weight and highly durable, and may be the most precise drone available today. “The Phoenix 2 brings

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Johns Hopkins Team Makes Hobby Drones Crash to Expose Design Flaws

Sales of drones—small flying machines equipped with cameras—are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human controllers and land or, more drastically, crash. Five graduate students and their professor discovered three different ways to send rogue

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states of Alabama and Mississippi issued proclamations, declaring support for the plan and emphasizing the vision

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Skylogic Research Adds Specialized Expertise for Commercial Drone Market Research and Analysis

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 8, 2016—Skylogic Research, LLC  today announced thatChad Colby, Steve Maller, Bill McNeil, and Jonathan Rupprecht will join the Drone Analyst team as Contributor / Advisors.  Each is specialized commercial UAV industry experts and allow Skylogic Research to scale its market analysis to meet vertical industry needs. “We are very excited to have

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Spring Weather in Texas Informs Monarch Butterfly Counts in the Midwest

EAST LANSING, Mich. – How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas. This information is just one of many insights that researchers from Michigan State University gleaned from developing a new model to forecast ecological responses to climate change. The model, featured in the current issue

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Yale Researchers Map 6,000 Years of Urban Settlements

As the growth of cities worldwide transforms humans into an “urban species,” many scholars question the sustainability of modern urbanization. But, in reality, there aren’t much data on long-term historical urbanization trends and patterns. A new Yale-led study offers fresh clarity on these historical trends, providing the first spatially explicit dataset of the location and size

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Hexagon Geospatial Launches Incident Analyzer Smart M.App

NORCROSS, Ga., June 08, 2016—Hexagon Geospatial is proud to launch the Incident Analyzer, a Hexagon Smart M.App that facilitates the analysis of a variety of incident events such as crimes, response times, power outage locations, accident locations, traffic flow, disease outbreaks, or even where terrorist organizations destroy cultural heritage sites. An interactive map quickly displays the geographic

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Improves Operational Workflows with Trimble’s Connected Forest Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 7, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that theWashington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Division, one of the largest state forestry operations in the U.S., will implement Trimble’s Land Resource Manager (LRM) solution to deliver a common platform, simplified processes and timely access to land management activities related to timber sales,

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Coral Reefs Fall Victim to Overfishing, Pollution, Ocean Warming

HOUSTON, June 7, 2016—One of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken finds that corals are declining worldwide because a variety of threats — overfishing, nutrient pollution and pathogenic disease — that ultimately become deadly in the face of higher ocean temperatures. The study by marine biologists from Rice University, Oregon

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

New Cheap Method of Surveying Landscapes Can Capture Environmental Change

Cheap cameras on drones can be used to measure environmental change which affects billions of people around the world, new research from the University of Exeter shows. Experts have developed a new way of surveying vegetation which greatly advances the tools available to ecologists and land managers seeking understand dryland ecosystems. Using standard ‘point and

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