[Source: Wired Danger Room - Noah Shachtman | June 22nd, 2012]
In the oil-rich fields of Alaska's North Slope, gas flares burn constantly, occasionally bursting into fireballs two stories tall. It's a safety feature of BP's operation: burning off excess gas from drilling.
[Source: Calgary Herald - Dan Healing | June 13th, 2012]
Unconventional drilling contractors and suppliers connect with clients
CALGARY — A booming well completion industry shone like the warm spring sun as the Global Petroleum Show opened Tuesday, the heat interrupted only occasionally by a passing cloud of uncertainty about oil prices.
“If you’re in the industry and you’re not here, I’m not sure where you’d be,” proclaimed Jon Clark, president of Raymac Environmental Services Inc. of Nanaimo, B.C
[Source: Frontier Scientists | June 5th, 2012]
The Aeryon Scout has proven it’s got the “right stuff” to fly in the Aleutian Islands. Watch Fly Scout Fly, a self-produced video about University of Alaska (UAF) programs testing the practical applications for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV’s) in Alaska - in extreme wind and weather conditions.
[Source: MILITARY TECHNOLOGY | June 11th, 2012]
The UAS has become increasingly pervasive throughout military user groups the world abroad. The US alone has flown over 2.5 million UAS hours since 1999 – and that number is rising exponentially. However a new push to drive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance to the “organic” levels for deployment to strategic squads and platoons has redefined the way battlefield commanders and small team leaders gain situational awareness in often chaotic and rapidly changing environments.
[Source: CityTV, CityNews Toronto | May 25th, 2012]
Halton, CityTV - Sgt. Paul Davies from Halton Regional Police talks about the new piece of equipment that is being used by reconstruction experts to reduce times at collision scenes.
Visit the CityTV segment here.