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Future of Drone Technology

This series explores and examines questions about science and all things related that occur in and around St. Louis.

Washington University professors explore the future of unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, commonly referred to as drones. Two Washington University research laboratories are experimenting with drones, attempting to improve the technology and find new applications for use of UAVs in society.

Future of Drone Technology

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New Technology for Predicting Injuries

A Washington University graduate student develops new technology that may one day pinpoint minor strains and tiny injuries in the body's tissues, predicting a more serious injury before it occurs. The same technology may also be developed to predict failures in buildings and bridges.

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Predicting Turbulence: Future of Aircraft & Engine Designs

Washington University is leading research to improve computational models for predicting turbulence in aircraft flow fields. The models would be used to optimize aircraft and engine designs, creating environmentally responsible aircraft.

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PARC: Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

PARC, Washington University’s Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center's goal is to understand the basic scientific principles that govern solar energy.

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Ride Hard, Turn Left

A look at the velodrome in north St. Louis' Penrose Park and the racing that has taken place there the past 50 years. The track, situated in the middle-class African American Penrose neighborhood, has been the home of St. Louis track racers since 1962.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am