August 28, 2015
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart joined Uber executives at the UA College of Optical Sciences on Tuesday to celebrate a major economic development partnership between Uber and the UA. As part of the partnership, which focuses on research and development in the optics space for mapping and safety, the University will become
July 7, 2015
For research that could provide warfighters with extremely accurate digital images of future combat zones and potential enemies, a French mathematician sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently won the prestigious Longuet-Higgins Prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015—Clark Labs of Clark University and the NASA DEVELOP National Program have recently signed an agreement for the provision of the TerrSet software for nine of their research and application nodes. The NASA DEVELOP program fosters an interdisciplinary environment where applied science research projects integrating NASA Earth observations are conducted with the guidance of
June 10, 2015
Leicestershire, UK, June 10, 2015—An aerial map of trees is helping scientists to understand the damage caused to underground drains and sewers by tree roots. Using the Bluesky UK National Tree Map, which details the location, height and canopy cover of more than 280 million trees, scientists at Cranfield University are analysing how the proximity of
May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015—Predicting how forests will respond to increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide involves understanding the interplay among carbon dioxide, nutrients, water, plant and soil processes. This multitude of variables challenges scientists who are trying to gauge how future ecosystems will react in a changing climate. Oak Ridge National Laboratory ecologist Rich Norby has spent
May 26, 2015
A prototype drone, built by researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, uses folds inspired by origami. The tiny quadcopter drone could be released quickly in large numbers in a disaster zone to assess damage and contact survivors.
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015—Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech on Friday welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research. The FAA will provide “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or
May 12, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) named Mississippi State University’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence to lead a new national center on research for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). The National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is a cooperative effort with 13 other schools to research and develop drones as well as integrate them into the nation’s airspace.
April 29, 2015
Researchers at Wageningen University are among the first in the Netherlands to be allowed to conduct research on unmanned aircraft system technology. The country’s regulation body, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate, expects the researchers to help establish training courses, systems and flight procedures.
April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015—Tropical forests play major roles in regulating Earth’s climate, but there are large uncertainties over how they’ll respond over the next 100 years as the planet’s climate warms. An expansive new project led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) aims to bring the future of