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The world's first high-temperature aerial platform for Close and General Visual Inspection performs a job at 65°C on an offshore platform.

UAV Takes the Heat off Inspectors

High pressure with adjustable angle can achieve so much more

Specialised Drones delivering High Pressure Cleaning Solution

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.

Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees

Ever since the first close-up picture of Mars captured in 1965, the hazy and pink world has revealed its mysterious veil. The pace of human exploration of the unknown universe has never stopped. Over the past decades, we have discovered that today’s Martian wasteland hints at a once active world where volcanoes raged, and flash floods rushed over the land.

Looking for Signs of Life on Mars-Case Study of Mars Rover Development

In January 2023, the Caltech Space Solar Power Project (SSPP) is poised to launch into orbit a prototype, dubbed the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD), which will test several key components of an ambitious plan to harvest solar power in space and beam the energy back to Earth.

Caltech to Launch Space Solar Power Technology Demo into Orbit in January

In this episode, we talk about a microsatellite from MIT that is testing autonomous flight while in Earth's orbit. This technology could help improve the agility and robustness of future satellite missions.

Podcast: Self-Flying Satellite's Successful Space Mission

Lincoln Laboratory’s Agile MicroSat will be the first small satellite to demonstrate long-duration, low-altitude flight with autonomous maneuvering.

Tiny satellite tests autonomy in space

Cambridge engineers have used drones, handheld particle sensors and a new modelling framework to measure, map and characterise harmful shipping emission particles at both land and sea. It is the first time that multi-characteristic particle measurements – including lung deposited surface area (LDSA), black carbon, and particle number – have been performed in this way, and it is hoped that this research will inform environmental initiatives and support efforts to clean up the maritime sector.

Monitoring maritime emissions at land and sea using drones and handheld particle sensors

Hummingbirds have extreme aerial agility and flight forms, which is why many drones and other aerial vehicles are designed to mimic hummingbird movement. Using a novel modeling method, researchers gained new insights into how hummingbirds produce wing movement, which could lead to design improvements in flying robots.

Hummingbird flight could provide insights for biomimicry in aerial vehicles

Industry leaders gather to share knowledge and reward emerging talent.

21st Precision Fair Trade Show Showcases Young Talent and Latest Industry Developments

Bion Space became one of the finalists in the Stratosphere Satellite research and engineering program. Their project became a part of a research probe sent into the stratosphere on November 19 to analyze the way lower gravity can affect the biomimetic process of bone-like tissue formation.

Students Launch Stratosphere Satellite to Analyze Bone Tissue Formation in Low Gravity

The student winners of the High-Temperature Carbon-Fiber 3D printing challenge have ambitions to build better rovers.

Lunar Rover Arm Brings Increased Functionality to space missions.

In this episode, we talk about the moonshot plan to beam energy harnessed from the sun in space to anywhere on planet earth.

Podcast: Beaming Clean Energy From Space

A new attack discovered by the University of Michigan and NASA exploits a trusted network technology to create unexpected and potentially catastrophic behavior

Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

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