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SMC BRIEFING: Unmanned flight – pushing the limits

John Kerr posted in on November 25th, 2014.

Consumer-grade and custom-designed drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have exploded onto the market in recent years, opening up a surprising range of potential applications, but also raising concerns that the speed of technology development is outstripping current safety rules.   A new briefing from the SMC brings together several experts to explore the range of […]

Sunday Star Times: Robot sub to seek clues on Terraces

Peter Griffin posted in on January 10th, 2011.

Lois Cairns writes for the Sunday Star Times about a submarine to be launched this week in an attempt to find out what happened to Lake Rotomahana’s Pink and White Terraces. The Terraces, acclaimed as the 8th natural wonder of the world, disappeared after the 1886 Tarawera eruption. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Shaped […]

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