Skip to main content

The U.S.

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer

The U.S. Geological Survey is turning the unblinking eye in the sky of drones to a more benign purpose. Instead of watching the battlefield, they’re bird watching.

Seriously.

In April, scientists spent three days flying a small four-pound Raven A drone above several greater sage grouse breeding grounds north of Kremmling, Colo.

Scientists think that they could make population surveys cheaper by using drones instead of more expensive airplanes or helicopters.
http://www.suasnews.com/2013/05/22710/over-grand-county-drones-are-bird-watching-not-people-watching/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Folks, we have a run on tickets and they are fast going - if your in Toronto Canada on the 30th June and have any...

Folks, we have a run on tickets and they are fast going - if your in Toronto Canada on the 30th June and have any interest in 'skynet'  (ps. or coming to ISTAS13 to meet Matthew Schroyer  then perhaps it's time you grabbed a FREE ticket and joined the crush at Ryerson - more info here -  http://uberveillance.com/uav-pros-cons