Monthly Archives: May 2019

Zipline Uses Drones to Deliver Medicine

I just watched a short interview on Squawk Box with the CEO of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo who is using drones to deliver medicine in Africa and soon North Carolina. Truly impressive mission and operation. They are making an important difference … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Acoustics Were Also Documented

The Notre Dame acoustics are as important to historians as the physical construction. Luckily some forward thinking French acousticians made recordings of the cathedral at the same time that Andrew Tallon was recording the structure. From an article in Ars … Continue reading

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Chinese Researchers Claim Lidar Camera with 45 km Range

With what would seem to be a record for a lidar camera Chinese researchers claim they have an invented a camera that can record images at a distance of 45 km. From an article in Fossbytes. Chinese researchers have developed … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2019 Opens in One Week

If you are interested in finding out about the latest developments in reality capture, BIM, AI, AR/VR and more than you need to attend SPAR 3D Expo and Conference. Included this year will be the Younger Geospatial Professional of the … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … Continue reading

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Underwater Drone Eelume Moves Like a Snake

Having just watched the video below I am at a nearly total loss for words to describe what this underwater drone is capable of doing. Since my days in earning my Ph.D. in marine geotechnical engineering I have known that … Continue reading

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Ship Building Is Making the Transition to 3D

Ship building is being transformed from 2D paper to 3D digital models. Even decades-old aircraft carriers are being mapped onto digital models at Newport News Shipbuilding. From an article in Defense One. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When the USS George … Continue reading

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Skanska is Using 3D Laser Scanning to Inform and Connect

Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction firms has intergrated 3D laser scanning into their core workflows and that of their subcontractors. This is from an article in The Architects Newspaper. The Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska is … Continue reading

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Digital License Plates for Drones Are Coming

Mariah Scott, the President of Skyward testified before Congress last September making the case for remote identification of drones which can be likened to digital license plates. From the Skyward website. There’s just one problem. Without a system for universal … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Better UAV Power?

Lithium batteries provide relatively short duration flights and are restricted on most commercial airlines; internal combustion engines create air and noise pollution. Are hydrogen fuel cells going to provide the best option? From an article in sUAS News. Like batteries, … Continue reading

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