Keystone Edge story about the Flying Bison

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The online journal, Keystone Edge, recently picked up the story of Nick Urban and the Flying Bison drone.  Published by Issue Media Group, the Keystone Edge ... tells the story of the new economy in Pennsylvania--a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and play. Each Thursday, the Web site and weekly on … [Read more...]

Miller Run Restoration: The Details

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Guest post by Michael Grasso, Environmental Studies '13 and Dan Ladd, Middlebury College '14 The G.I.S. team started the Miller Run Restoration Project at Abby Lane in and around an oat field adjacent to the driving range at the Bucknell golf course. We spent the majority of the first day becoming accustomed to the equipment. Some of us took continuous topographical … [Read more...]

Video footage from Flying Bison test run

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On July 26th, Nick Urban and the summer 2011 GIS team conducted a test flight of the Flying Bison. See video to learn more about the Miller Run Restoration Project and to see footage captured by the drone during its flight. Thanks to Lindsay Coffee and Erin Murphy for their work on shooting & editing the video footage. video platform video management video solutions … [Read more...]

Mapping Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Chemistry

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Guest post by Darin Rockwell, Geography/Geology ’13 The Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction process is undergoing rapid development, which raises many environmental questions. This project studies the chemistry of flowback water[1]. High salinity levels, radioactive elements, and toxic trace metals are   found at very high concentrations in the flowback water. However, the … [Read more...]