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Slow motion bats are the secret to next generation drones

Swedish researchers are studying how bats manoeuvre to create next-generation drones.

Researchers use drones to photograph seaweeds: The tidal zone from a bird’s-eye view

Drones are the future for nature mapping and monitoring. They provide 1,000 times better image resolution than satellites and one million times more data points, says Kasper Hancke, marine biologist at Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).

Bird senses can improve drone navigation

South American oilbirds combine echolocation and extremely sensitive vision to find their way through dark caves. Decoding how they do this could help develop autonomous drones.

This drone will obey a winking eye

Video: Watch the underwater drone that can be guided by facial expressions.

Drones help find lost sheep

Looking for sheep can be done a lot more effectively than today. A drone may be a farmer’s next tool in finding their lost lambs.

Drones discover serious threats to Greenland's ice cap

Danish drones have collected breathtaking video footage of Greenland but the shots documents a deeply concerning development on the ice cap.

The drones of oil

Geologists in Norway are using flying drones with cameras to hunt for oil.

Swedish engineers launch hackable mini-drone

A trio of friends in Sweden has created a miniature helicopter kit with open source code. Users can hack into the drone's software and adapt it to their own needs.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.