The SkyRanger

Aeryon Lab’s latest UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is the SkyRanger. This marvelous little robot can deploy from a backpack in seconds and its unique design allows it to stay in the air with ease during bad weather or extreme temperatures. OK, well lots of UAV drones can stay up in a bit of bad weather, why is the SkyRanger so special?  True, most UAV drones are designed to fly in harsh weather, but can they take off in it? As I said before, SkyRanger can take off in seconds from anywhere, making it the most efficient UAV for search and rescue missions(which is exactly what rangers need it for). This drone was made for field work, comes equipped with arms, legs, and a camera. It can also resist 55 mph winds with no problem and works perfectly in temperatures ranging from -22 degree Fahrenheit to 122 degree Fahrenheit. The SkyRanger truly is the ultimate UAV. 


New Species Of Venomous Snake Appears In Honduras

Named after Don Guifarroi, a conservationist who was murdered in Honduras while doing some environmental work, this snake is one of the most beautiful(and venomous) on the planet. Its name, Bothriechis guifarroi. This spectacular snake was at first confused with other Honduran Pit Vipers because the similar color and pattern but it is, in fact, a new species. The odd part is that it is more closely related to other snakes 600 km south in the mountains of Costa Rica than others in Honduras. The viper was discovered in 2010 in the Texiguat Wildlife Refuge and thought to be a new species and was recently verified. Bothriechis guifarroi was only one of the many other species located at this wildlife refuge such as the Central American tapirs, jaguars, sloths, and many other incredible animals. Back to Bothriechis guifarroi, scientists have already classified it as Critically Endangered due to the utter lack of them, well, anywhere.

Thanks for reading, The Scientist.

Google Glass

Google Glass or “Glasses” is a soon-to-be phenomenon sweeping the nation. It is the latest and greatest technology that, once released to the public, everyone will own. Now I know what you’re thinking, what dose it really do? How can it possibly be better than my iPhone? Google Glass allows you to do everything and more without even lifting a finger. Most of Glass’s applications are voice command, you can simply say “take video” or “call Mom” and it complies with your command. But if, for example, you’re in a loud room, how do you give a command and have Google Glass hear you? Well Apps are designed to combat situations such as these. For example, Mike DiGiovanni created Winky, an app that allows you to take a picture by winking instead of using a vocal command. There are countless other apps being designed to help Google Glass settle in society. Also, Google Glass can do things such as text, send photos and videos, listen to music(fun fact, the speakers are above your ears so you can listen and still hear others around you.), and access the internet. All of this pulls up in a tiny square in the upper right corner of the lens. But, like everything in this world, it’s not perfect. Google is still trying to add many other complex functions to the glasses such as the ability to pull up holographic images and videos. This idea and many others like it would no doubt be cool but some are borderline impossible and others are just hard to fit into Google Glass’s small, light frame. Also, as you may have noticed, Google Glass’s unique design is light enough to wear with ease but it will also stand out in crowds. It dose not look very natural, very weird actully. But who knows, 50 years from now everyone might be wearing one.

Thank you fro reading, The Scientist.