Drone research Stories June 9

Denmark’s adorable harbor porpoises are the reason why people say good things come in small packages. And typically, these wide-eyed, curious creatures are seen on their own. But new drone footage shows that not only do porpoises like to hunt together, but that each animal in the group takes on a unique, very specific role while hunting.

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A modified drone design is about to make the hard, dangerous work of harvesting coconuts a whole lot easier. At least for those who actually pick the delicious one-seeded drupes for a living.

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A team of German researchers is teaching drones to hunt for human screams. And while that sounds quite grim, nay terrifying, the technology is being developed for an extremely good cause.

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Drone research Stories June 7

The insect world, consisting of up to 10 million species, is vital for the survival of most life on Earth. Worryingly, though, these invertebrates are vanishing from the planet at an alarming yet. This is why researchers are now developing drones that will track and follow insects in real-time to fuel conservation efforts.

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Drone research Stories June 1

Today is June 1, which means the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun. And to get a better sense of how bad these coming six months could get, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sending out drones to hunt hurricanes.

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Drone research Stories May 28

News footage of the artifact-hunting drone
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A sensor-dragging drone has Georgia’s Wormsloe Historic Site abuzz. Hopes are that the craft may uncover sentry boats sunk in the surrounding bog that were used to spot hostile Spanish troops at the outset of the American Revolution.

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