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Where the sea meets the sky: improving port security with drones

December 12, 2018

It’s been nearly two decades since global terrorism became an everyday worry. In that time, arms smuggling, drug…
Huge barcodes in the U.S. desert – what for?

July 19, 2017

Even if we do not notice, barcodes follow us throughout our daily lives, almost everywhere. Now they are…
UA Pioneers More Effective Control for Border Patrol

July 6, 2017

As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them…
Spotting Problems and Targeting Treatments to Where They Are Needed

March 24, 2015

An agricultural engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a practical, cost-effective approach for taking…
NASA’s High-Flying Laser Altimeter to Check Out Summer Sea Ice and More

July 14, 2014

Sea ice in summer looks dramatically different than sea ice in winter, even in the polar Arctic. Summer…
Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes

April 24, 2014

Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact…
NASA Radar Watches Over California’s Aging Levees

April 2, 2014

One morning in 2008, research scientist Cathleen Jones of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was flying…
Helicopter Survey to Map Potential Mineral Resources in Southeast Missouri

February 6, 2014

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying helicopter over southeastern Missouri starting in mid…
NASA Snow Mapper Reaps Big Benefits for California

December 10, 2013

Unprecedented snowpack maps from NASA’s prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission helped water managers for 2.6 million residents of…
Airborne Radar Looking Through Thick Ice During NASA Polar Campaigns

December 3, 2013

The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years. Scientists…
Scientist utilizes drone to detect wheat disease progression

November 27, 2013

Dr. Charlie Rush hopes to use a unique method – helicopter drone – to track disease progression across…
NRL Uses New Airborne Radar to Search for Downed WWII Aircraft Wreckage

November 21, 2013

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will lead a team of scientists and engineers to fly a Multi-Band…
Hexacopter captures the first remote controlled aerial video footage of ALMA

August 26, 2013

High on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes these 58 antennae — eventually to become 66 — make…
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