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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Could high-flying drones power your home one day?

Could high-flying drones power your home one day? | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How kites and drones could generate electricity to supplement conventional wind turbines.
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31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record Breaker | UAV Expert News

31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record Breaker | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Alta Devices has achieved a 31.6% solar energy efficiency record which could drive to changes in the fundamental economics of operating UAVs.
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We just met with these guys up in San Francisco. Very cool stuff. They will proceed these light weight, flexible PV cells at a cost of about $100 per Watt.  We briefly mention these guys in our post of the San Francisco Conference: http://aarr.piratelab.org/meetings/droneexpo2016/
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Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone

Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Rather than have drones waste energy carrying their own power, LakeDiamond wants to charge them by firing lasers through diamonds at their solar cells.
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