Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches

The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 17, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration us-armed-forces drones

The scientist powering drones with 'happy gas'

The hydrogen-powered drone which could revolutionise the travel industry.

By Pauline Mason • bbcnews
Jan. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fuel drones

How to weigh a whale without a scale

Drones can be used to work out the body mass of the largest animals on the planet, helping in their conservation.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: animals whales drones

Drones warning over breeding seals in Pembrokeshire

Experts say the animals become agitated and go into the water, which could lead to them not returning.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife seals swansea-university drones

UK drones map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest'

British scientists undertake a new aerial survey of one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence drones

Could high-flying drones power your home one day?

How kites and drones could generate electricity to supplement conventional wind turbines.

By Jessica Bown • bbcnews
May 2, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: wind-power drones

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.

By Chris Fox • bbcnews
Feb. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: bridgwater earth-science drones

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final - BBC News

The $7m XPRIZE competition to find the innovative technologies that can map the world's oceans in rapid time has named its nine finalists.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 7, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  newcastle-university  oceans  drones

Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21 - BBC News

The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping has announced the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 17, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  oceans  drones

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