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by on October 20, 2019
There are many thoughts and theories on why people are seeing great whites more often in places like California, and outside of there being an actual uptick in shark population, it makes sense that technology has simply made us more aware of them.   When it comes to tracking animals like great whites, researchers have employed different methods but mainly rely on tagging and tracking the movements of specific individuals. Of course, this limits data to only the animals that have had interaction ...
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by on October 10, 2019
A UCLA student-led study found that drones can be used to determine whether ships are following pollution regulations. The drones could help enforce air pollution requirements by examining ships’ emissions through a sensor package, according to the study, which was published in August. Specifically, the drones would check if cargo ships are burning clean fuel – fuel which has a maximum of 0.1% sulfur concentration. The sensor package is similar in shape to a box, said Anthony Rosas, a recent UCL...
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by on September 25, 2019
Terra Drone Angola has successfully demonstrated how drones can be used as a surveillance and reconnaissance tool for oil spill incidents. The pilot project, at an offshore oil field in Angola, was conducted for a major oil and gas operator in West Africa. Offshore oil spills are a cause of great concern due to economic losses and their adverse impact on the environment and marine ecosystem. To launch an effective response to oil spills, rapid preliminary survey assessments are necessary, and ac...
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by on August 27, 2019
Following up with a study we featured last year, the results are now in; and the new study reveals that reef manta rays form social relationships and actively choose their social partners. Research published by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University, the University of Papua, and the University of York is the first to describe the structure of social relationships in manta rays. To identify social structures, the researchers used aerial drones and underwater cameras...
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by on December 29, 2018
OSHA’s use of drones requires consent of the employer, who may be wary of granting it due to under-developed guidelines. Although many employers may not be aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now using drones to conduct safety inspections of employer facilities—but only if the employer consents. During 2018, OSHA reportedly used drones with cameras to conduct at least nine inspections of employer facilities after obtaining permission from the companies...
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by on December 13, 2018
The New York Police Department (NYPD) will launch its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program. The program consists of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and the training program for their NYPD operators from the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU). The program will contribute to public safety through its employment in search and rescue missions, accessing crime scenes, handling hostage situations and hazardous-material incidents. These devices will be deployed solely by licensed...
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by on September 24, 2018
Drones and helicopters will swoop on Victoria's railways to spot vandals and trespassers as more people take to the trains in the lead up to Saturday's grand final. The drones, which are equipped with cameras and thermal imaging devices, will be deployed on specific sections of the network to respond to incidents. Data will be fed back to Metro's control centre and passed on to police. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said "the latest technology" would be used to identify problems q...
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by on September 24, 2018
Drones will be used by Odisha police to watch the movement of Naxals in Malkangiri and Koraput districts Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Rajendra Prasad Sharma informed that the police will procure drone cameras for the surveillance of severely Naxal-affected districts to augment security. Drones will be used by Odisha police to watch the movement of Naxals in Malkangiri and Koraput districts. ...
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by on August 3, 2018
According to the South China Morning Post Sunday, over the past years, more than 30 Chinese military and government agencies have been reportedly using drones to surveil China’s citizens. The catch is that these drones are made to look like birds. The program is reported to be codenamed “Dove”. A professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an named Song Bifeng reportedly runs the programme. According to CNET, “Song was formerly a senior scientist on the Chengdu J-20, Asia's first f...
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