Golden Eagles of the Owyhee Front

[Upbeat, electronic music] [Caitlin]: So my study area is on the Owyhee Front of Southwestern Idaho. So this place is really popular for outdoor recreation. It’s beautiful, it’s easily accessed, there are tons of roads, and it’s really close to places like Nampa and Boise, which are large urban areas. The sage-steppe ecosystem of western North America is one of the most heavily degraded ecosystems because of human development, overgrazing, wildfire, and invasive species. Species that rely on the sage-steppe

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Golden Eagle study

>>ERNIE: Good one! Look at that nice foot tuck!>>NARRATOR One day at a time…>>ERNIE: We watch for things like altitude…>>NARR: One flight at a time…>>ERNIE: It’s turning…>>NARR: This majestic bird is stretching its wings getting ready to fly home. This isn’t just any bird, it’s a rare golden eagle. Found last November by a bow hunter near Wabasha, this golden was hurt. The Raptor Center got the call.>>LUIS: The bird came with a trap [injury] to the right leg. Fortunately

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SOAR documentary – Episode two

The results that we’re getting are quite controversial in a way. You can’t talk about the research in detail can you? Not at this stage, no. How’d you go at school today? Good I feel like a rockstar! Hi! [Greeting chatter] [the] last bit of kit that I bought before, or that arrived before I left, didn’t fit through the door so they had to expand it. It was a little bit embarrassing. PowerPoint is always difficult. Yeah. [laughs] I

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The Forefront of Aviation Education & Research at Purdue University — Purdue Polytechnic

Hi. I’m Manoj Patankar. I’m the new head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology here at Purdue University. I came to Purdue not only because Purdue University is recognized worldwide as a leader in aviation education and research, but also because there are numerous opportunities to build upon that reputation. Purdue alumni are incredibly passionate, loyal, and generous with their support. With their help, we’ve been able to acquire state-of-the-art equipment, renovate our facilities, and provide scholarships to

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SOAR documentary – Episode three

The pressure you’re under in climbing is… you get in a position where maybe you get to do a hard bit and you get to an easier section, and you think, okay, I can hang on here for quite a bit longer. But I can’t hang on here forever. And I think that’s not unrelated to academic success. [music] Good girl, yes Koshu. Yes. Koshu come. Good girl. [laughs] She’s back! Awww. Over the last six months I actually made

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Born to Soar – Part 1

At the University of Southern Mississippi, there’s no such thing as a bystander. Our students don’t just attend; they engage. They don’t just participate; they connect. They study … explore … prepare … persist … master. And then when it’s time, they take everything they’ve learned–the culmination of all their experiences–and they do what Eagles are born to do … they soar.

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This high-flying drone can soar up to 6000 meters above sea level

Because of climate change, mountain glaciers are melting rapidly, and affecting numerous ecosystems, but getting up-close readings on these high-altitude environments is difficult. Satellite images don’t have enough detail, and can be easily thwarted by clouds. Airplanes can map glaciers in high resolution, but the cost can be astronomical. Oliver Wigmore, a scientist at the University of Colorado, has developed a new high-flying drone, that can take images at altitudes of up to 6000 meters above sea level. Normally, drones

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Biplane suspended in National Museum of Australia

On 5th December 1909 Taylor and his associates and quite a crowd of onlookers watched the first flight by Taylor in one of his aircraft, a bi-plane glider of which we now own a replica. (piano music plays) To celebrate the centenary of George Taylor’s first flight in his glider in 1909 the Australian Gliding Museum launched a project that lasted three years to build three replicas to better understand the glider and the technology and design that Taylor was

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