Drones could revolutionize future weather forecasts and accuracy

Research facilities at multiple agencies and Universities are testing how drones can collect meteorological data around the world that would ultimately help in forecasting. More importantly, they could sample the atmosphere in hard to reach, remote locations where weather data is impossible to get. The seemingly never ending Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would be a great place to start.

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Aerial Drones Reveal Hidden Archaeology

Archaeologists spend much of their professional lives in holes, digging deep underground to discover the remains of ancient communities and cultures. But now, some of them are taking to the skies—with a little help from drones. By outfitting these unmanned craft with thermal cameras, archaeologists have discovered a new and affordable way of seeing what’s underground while flying high above it. Continue reading “Aerial Drones Reveal Hidden Archaeology”

RSPB uses drone to keep watch on Britain's vulnerable birds

Military technology used to hunt down insurgents in Afghanistan has been taken up by Britain’s biggest nature conservation charity to safeguard some of the country’s rarest birds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is using a remotely controlled drone to spy on the nests of endangered breeds and monitor the progress of reintroduced species. Continue reading “RSPB uses drone to keep watch on Britain's vulnerable birds”