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Eelgrass wasting disease has new enemies: Drones and artificial intelligence

18.09.2018 16:11

Every year, the world loses an estimated 7 percent of its seagrasses. While the reasons are manifold, one culprit has long confounded scientists: eelgrass wasting disease. This September a team of biologists is zeroing in on the problem, in the first study of the disease to stretch along the Pacific Coast from southern California to Alaska.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Florence flooding: Drone footage shows hurricane damage in Wilmington area

18.09.2018 0:09


By Sunday night, Hurricane Florence dumped more than 23 inches of rain on Wilmington.

From: www.yahoo.com

Drone footage shows Cape Fear River flooding in Fayetteville, N.C. after Florence

17.09.2018 17:50

Drone footage shot by MAJik Media NC captured flooding of the Cape Fear River right off Person Street in downtown Fayetteville, N.C. Monday afternoon.

From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

Drones and robots to be used in Salisbury-style attacks to keep emergency services safe

17.09.2018 16:13


Drones are to be used in the aftermath of Salisbury-style chemical weapons attacks to keep the emergency services safe from contamination. As accusations and denials continue to fly between London and Moscow following of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in March, military scientists from Porton Down have tested a fleet of drones and robots which can check for chemical and biological agents. Among the hardware under examination by scientists, soldiers and police officers were a robot that can climb stairs and ‘read’ hazardous chemical signs, a nano-drone the size of a bar of soap which can detect gas, and the hybrid air-and-ground “Snake Eyes” drone manufactured by a private lab in Milton Keynes. Snake Eyes is small enough to be posted through a letterbox but can transmit a 3D image of its surroundings back to its operator, and check the scene for traces of chemical elements, according to the MoD. The drones and robots were tested last Wednesday in Gloucestershire Credit: Dstl/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "Following the reckless nerve agent attack in Salisbury this year, we have seen the bravery and professionalism of our Armed Forces, emergency services and MoD scientists. "They have worked tirelessly to investigate and clean up deadly contaminated areas. "This project will ensure we stay at the forefront of dealing with such heinous attacks, whether on our streets or on foreign battlefields." The hardware is part of the £3m Minerva Project co-funded by the military research lab the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. One of the drones weighs just 250g Credit: Dstl/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Minerva was launched in September 2016 and its tech was tested on Wednesday at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire Salisbury has been subjected to widespread testing for nerve agent novichok after it was used in an attempted murder on former spy Sergei Skripal on March 4. His daughter Yulia was also successfully treated, but about three months later 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess died after coming into contact with the nerve agent. Police officers also needed treatment following the attack, including Detective Nick Bailey who spent nearly three weeks in hospital. Police and the Government have accused two men alleged to be Russian military intelligence service officers of carrying out the attack on the orders of the Kremlin.

Florence flooding: Drone footage shows hurricane damage in Wilmington area

17.09.2018 11:13


By Sunday night, Hurricane Florence dumped more than 23 inches of rain on Wilmington.

From: www.yahoo.com

Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store

17.09.2018 8:08

You don't need the military to pull off an attack of the drones. They're capable of incredible destruction and now available to everyone.

Tags: Drones
From: www.cnet.com

New Bird Species Discovered in Africa: Western Square-Tailed Drongo

17.09.2018 8:05

An international team of ornithologists has discovered a new species of drongo living in the forests of western Africa. Drongos are a family (Dicruridae) of Old World perching birds. All species in this family are placed in a single genus, Dicrurus. These birds have black or dark-gray plumage, sometimes with a glossy metallic sheen and [...]

Tags: Drones, Africa
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Trump is unshackling America's drones thanks to Obama's weakness

17.09.2018 7:45

For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their headlines. Legislators discuss it on television. Foreign governments protest it...

From: article.wn.com

Drone aerials show North Carolina inland floods

17.09.2018 5:28

Drone aerials from Wayne County, North Carolina, more than 60 miles northeast of New Bern, show flooding around homes, on roads and in wooded areas. River forecasts show flooding could be a problem in towns as far as 250 miles from the coast. (Sept. 17)

From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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