Sault-raised drone photographer sends images from his arctic voyage (11 aerial drone shots and video)

Ryan Rizzo is travelling across the country, documenting less-populated areas, and is on the front line of conservation drone photographer Former Sault resident Ryan Rizzo just spent three days cutting through icebergs on a 1950s Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Northwest Passage. He’s doing drone photography. Rizzo is a …

Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone Could Lake-Hop Across Canada

This aquatic drone has a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water
Image: University of Sherbrooke
With a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water, this drone could use solar charging to travel around lakes all summer.

Fixed-wing drones are the way to go for efficient flying, but they pose challenges for long term autonomy because of how demanding they are when it comes to takeoffs and landings. You need a nice big flat area, and usually you need infrastructure support. A drone that needs to operate for days or weeks at a time completely on its own can’t rely on either, which means you need to get creative.Continue reading

The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s Sustainable Water

Portland, Oregon — The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies Laboratory (SWEETLab) and Oregon State University (AIS Lab) to test how unmanned vehicle systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, can help monitor the health and growth of streamside forests. A team of …

The Drone That Mimics Spaceships

Want to test communications during atmospheric reentry without risking your spaceplane? There’s a drone for that. HASS doesn’t fly so much as fall with style, just like the spacecraft it emulates (NASA)

Moxie Girls

The Moxie Girls is an all-girl 6th-8th grade computer science club at Sierra Verde STEM Academy in Glendale, Arizona. This is the first year and the girls have participated in many hands-on and engaging computer science opportunities and have been able to Skype with some of the industry’s finest women, including …