Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
A scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) is helping set up an international network to use surveillance camera networks and drone data to spy on trees. The network will help make huge amounts of time-lapse image data accessible for scientists trying to understand how climate change will affect forests around the world. Dr Tim
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
DUBAI, UAE, Sept. 25, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space announced today that a team comprising engineers from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and the Airbus Zephyr programme has successfully completed the first civil flight of the Airbus Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS).
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Chemring Technology Solutions and General Dynamics Mediaware have partnered to create a next-generation tactical video exploitation system which tracks vehicles and personnel in real-time using video streams from manned or unmanned aircraft.
Monday, May 12th, 2014
Visual Intelligence today announced that its iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture (iOne STKA®) is available for purchase or licensing by manufacturers of Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAVs) that want to deliver an integrated UAV/geospatial imaging solution to customers. Capturing high-resolution imagery for applications in engineering, construction, urban planning, military missions and other uses is a
Monday, February 4th, 2013
The Congressional Research Service has recently concluded a report regarding the legal issues of integrating drones into the domestic airspace.
Monday, February 4th, 2013
A drone, no bigger than a toy airplane, hovered north of the Texas Capitol, floating over the heads of lawmakers who were momentarily distracted from their morning meetings. Several of them gathered beneath it, faces tilted skyward, marveling over a pair of goggles that allowed them to watch live video of the craft’s panoramic bird’s-eye view. But
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Drones, like most robots, are designed for jobs that are “dull, dirty or dangerous.” We know what that means in a military context — everything from endless “loitering” over combat zones to remote-controlled warfare with the pilots safely in a trailer in Nevada — but soon civilian drones will be flying commonly overhead here at home. What will they
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
The Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of the planet, and as a result, sea ice is receding opening northern sea routes. This will increase the level of commercial shipping and give an easier access to the resource wealth of the region (hydrocarbons, minerals, and fish). The detrimental effect on land and marine