More than one and a half thousand eggs were abandoned on a terns' nesting island in Southern California after an unmanned aerial vehicle made an emergency landing on it and scared off the local inhabitants.
Researchers from the Institute of Oil and Gas Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with colleagues from the Skoltech Hydrocarbon Production Center, examined the newest gas emission crater with a depth of more than 30 meters on the Yamal Peninsula, which was formed in early summer 2020.
It is rightly said that humanity has explored the near space better than the ocean floor. If we continue the comparison, we can see that the greatest scientific and practical achievements in space were obtained with the help of unmanned platforms. The same, apparently, awaits us deep under water.
Camera, display and control unit — that's the whole modest set from a Russian developer, capable of turning almost any harvester into a drone. While the global agribusiness invests billions in autonomous mechanization systems to curb the shortage of hands and the loss of productivity in the harvest, ours solved the issue as always simply and elegantly. No expensive lidars for you, no dreary training of farmers, no problems with GPS driving. I drove up to the field, the system said: Hooray, the field! And the harvester itself went to harvest.
Steam is constantly swirling at the entrance to the Drachenhauhloh cave: here, in the dry Kalahari desert, the largest underground lake in the world is hidden, the name of which translates as Dragon's Breath.
Exploration of the Moon, Mars and space beyond are just a few of the planned space exploration in 2020. Popular mechanics has compiled a selection of the most important flights to be carried out by different countries in the next 12 months.
In June, Dmitry Medvedev started talking about a possible transition to a four-day working week. However, neither employees, nor employers, nor sociologists and economists are enthusiastic about this idea. 48% of Russians do not want to switch to a four-day period, as they are afraid of losing wages, and experts say that this will lead to a slowdown in economic growth. At the same time, a four—day period is far from the most exotic prediction that can come true in our lifetime in the not-so-distant future.
This camera should have been standing somewhere at an intersection and watching the crowd, but its fate was different: in its lens for the second year only starfish, algae and the irregularities of the seabed. It was placed in a sealed case and fixed on a frame lowered from the side by engineers of the Marine Research Center of Moscow State University, and now the device helps to study the Russian seas.
Peruvian Nazca geoglyphs have been attracting the attention of archaeologists around the world for almost a hundred years, who have studied huge rock carvings along and across. However, in 2018, a group of researchers using a drone managed to discover new, previously unnoticed shapes and lines.
In the view of ordinary people, an archaeologist is a man with a shovel and a brush who digs in the ground. However, despite the fact that in the field season most archaeologists really cultivate the land, modern archaeology uses numerous achievements of science and technology. Popular mechanics has collected some of them.