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Drone News Video: SnotBot Helps Whales

Drone News Video: SnotBot Helps Whales

Just as its name implies, the SnotBot drone deals with a pretty disgusting thing: specifically, whale snot. Before you get grossed out and move on, it’s worth hearing how the Ocean Alliance uses the mucous collected by SnotBot to gather whale genetic information and monitor health and wellness. In this video, the Roswell Flight Crew […]
Drones in the News: Wildlife Monitoring… Counting Ducks

Drones in the News: Wildlife Monitoring… Counting Ducks

A new study has confirmed the accuracy and reliability of drones for wildlife monitoring. The use of drones has become an important component of spotting, tracking and counting wildlife. The technology has been used to track elephants, seals and other mammals. Ecologists with the Fish and Wildlife Service have even used drones to deliver vaccine-laced […]

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Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Flying the Ptarmigan hexacopter in challenging conditions Springtime in northern Alaska is the right time for a whale hunt. Vast sheets of sea ice crumble together into huge masses that grind into the ocean floor, anchoring it for a time. To get to open water to hunt whales, Inupiat whaling crews will break miles of […]
Drones & Thermal Imaging

Drones & Thermal Imaging

Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a whole new way. To understand the pictures produced […]

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Drones at Work: ImiTec’s Radiation Maps

Drones at Work: ImiTec’s Radiation Maps

At 3:46 p.m. (local time) on March 11, 2011, a 14-meter, earthquake-triggered tsunami hit land in Japan. Unfortunately for the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, it struck the coastal nuclear-power station, Fukushima Daiichi, causing huge volumes of radiation to be released into the environment. The disaster was quickly compared in scale to that of the 1986 […]
Drones in Construction: 5 Valuable Lessons

Drones in Construction: 5 Valuable Lessons

— BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.   “A growing group of hardware and software […]

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