Category ECOLOGY

NUCLEAR PLANT CLEANUP ROBOTIC DRONES VIDEO

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BIO-DEGRADABLE DRONES ARE ON THE WAY VIDEO SHOWS

A biodegradable drone
A team of students from Stanford, brown, and Spelman college have created a biodegradable drone. The drone is made from fibrous mycelium, which is a root-like material found in fungi. The material is covered in cellulose and all the circuits are printed using silver nanoparticle ink. This means that the drone will actually fully decompose over a few months, though future versions could disappear in as few as 4 days.

Digital signage that delivers targeted ads
Photon Interactive — which bills itself as the largest global provider of Cloud-to-Consumer User Experiences — is teaming up with Panasonic to bring a version of this targeted advertising to life...

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Comprehensive Airborne Remote Sensing System Transforms Wildfire Research

Scientists from Colorado State University (CSU) are partnering with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to lead a large-scale wildfire impact study on 2012’s High Park Fire – one of the most devastating in Colorado’s history. The study will provide crucial data to the communities still dealing with major issues related to water quality, erosion, and ecosystem restoration. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the collaboration will integrate airborne remote sensing data collected by NEON’s Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) with ground-based data from a targeted field campaign conducted by CSU researchers.

This marks the first time a comprehensive airborne remote sensing system of this caliber will be used to enhance research on wildfire causes and impacts...

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