Posts by Dave Clarke

front of MIT's microaerial-vehicle, a mini drone

MIT Scientists Built Insect-Sized Drones

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an insect-sized drone, just two inches long!

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map of the US

For Whom the Bell Tolls – It Might Soon Toll for Your UAVs

Commercial drone operations may begin as early as 2025. It remains to be seen whether there will be air tolls for unmanned aerial vehicles.

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An Altius drone in the sky

NOAA Drops an Area-I Altius 600 Drone Into the Eye of Hurricane Ian

Uncrewed aircraft can be dropped into hurricanes to better understand how these massive, disruptive weather conditions develop and evolve. Researchers can use that information to better protect life and property.

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Storyboard in different design phase

For Urban Air Mobility, A Picture May Be Worth Billions of Words

Researchers believe presenting storyboards of different UAM scenarios will help professionals charged with launching UAM.

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Lithium battery getting a charge.

For AAM, Vertical May Not Just Be for Take Off, It Could Be Good for Electrode Alignment Too

Vertically aligned electrodes may improve battery charging times by 500 percent.

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An imagined rendering of a tandem wing eVTOL flying in sky

Are Two Wings Better Than None for an eVTOL?

Researchers believe a tandem-wing eVTOL could enable travel between central European cities.

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