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Drones Are Giving Us Never-Before-Seen Close-up Views of Volcanic Eruptions

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Drones Are Giving Us Never-Before-Seen Close-up Views of Volcanic Eruptions


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Drones Are Giving Us Never-Before-Seen Close-up Views of Volcanic Eruptions
It’s not just the intense heat that makes it hard for researchers to closely study an active volcano, there’s also a potpourri of noxious gases that are less than ideal to inhale. But at the controls of a sensor-laden drone, scientists from the University of Cambridge have been able to capture amazing close-up footage of Guatemalan eruptions. Using a custom fixed wing UAV (essentially an RC plane) the scientists were able to fly to the peak of Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala, allowing them to sample and document volcanic emissions that could otherwise not have been detected   Read More ...
Categories: Science & Nature |  Technology | 
Tags: Geology |  Volcanoes |  Automaton |  Drones |  Earth science |  Volcanology | 
Places: Guatemala | 
Desarrollan robot de compañía para adultos mayores
Con el objetivo de brindar compañía y recordar los horarios para ingerir los medicamentos, compañías desarrollan y perfeccionan un acompañante virtual para las personas de la tercera edad. Algunas empresas como iRobot y OurCrowd comenzaron a invertir en la aplicación llamada ElliQel director ejecutivo de Intuition Robotics, Dor Skuler. ElliQ se apoya en la computación cognitiva para monitorizar de forma proactiva el bienestar de un usuario y mantenerlo activo, una   Read More ...
Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Robotics |  Robots |  Automaton | 
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