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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

Artificial intelligence provides new evidence our planet will cross the global warming threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius within 10 to 15 years. Even with low emissions, we could see 2 C of warming. But a future with less warming remains within reach.

AI predicts global warming will exceed 1.5 degrees in 2030s

Wildfires have always been a part of human history, but there has been a significant increase in their severity and frequency over the past few decades. And this trend is only set to get worse, with UN researchers noting that wildfire events will become 50 percent more common by the end of the century.

Battling blazes with the IoT

On January 20, Team POLAR showcases its first vehicle for independent climate research in icy, inhospitable regions such as the North and South Poles.

Antarctic rover performs research in the snow

Intelligent flying robots are making their way into the Non-Destructive Testing industry. These robots are gaining attention in providing the industry with a safer and superior alternative to traditional methods.

Flying into Non-Destructive Testing

Using artificial intelligence, Cornell engineers have simplified and reinforced models that accurately calculate the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – the soot, dust and exhaust emitted by trucks and cars that get into human lungs – contained in urban air pollution.

AI improves detail, estimate of urban air pollution

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Carnegie Institution for Science have shown how nitrogen fertiliser could be produced more sustainably. This is necessary not only to protect the climate, but also to reduce dependence on imported natural gas and to increase food security.

Producing fertiliser without carbon emissions

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Earlier this year, SKYRON was the first flying robot to perform contact-based NDT inspection on an offshore platform.

First Flying Robot on an Offshore Platform

The global agricultural and farming industry is facing a perfect storm. Earlier this month, the world population hit eight billion for the first time, in the two weeks since it has grown another 1.5 million. That is a lot of extra mouths to feed when there are already 690 million people going hungry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Agriculture gets smart with cellular IoT and Bluetooth LE

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

The joint operation of the climate-friendly NECOC process for the production of carbon from the CO2 in the ambient air starts at KIT

New plant produces carbon from air

Borrowing from methods used to produce optical fibers, researchers from EPFL and Imperial College have created fiber-based soft robots with advanced motion control that integrate other functionalities, such as electric and optical sensing and targeted delivery of fluids.

Steerable soft robots could enhance medical applications

In this episode, we talk about how a method leveraging ground data and satellite imagery can help prevent wetland losses.

Podcast: Fighting Wetland Loss From Outer Space

We all know how AI-based systems can be a real burden to your company’s energy bill and to reaching global climate goals. How about exploring AI’s capabilities to achieve the opposite? By deploying artificial intelligence to reduce your carbon footprint instead of enlarging it

How AI can help your manufacturing company reduce its carbon footprint - and increase your profits - AI Innovation Center

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