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  • A supercolony of penguins has been found near Antarctica

    The New York Times - 03/05/2018

    There were plenty of challenges working in one of the coldest places on the planet, said Hanumant Singh, another study co-author. The batteries for the drones kept freezing and losing their power, until the researchers began keeping them warm inside their jackets, said Dr. Singh, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. “If you warm them, they’ll keep flying,” he said.

    They also had to manipulate the drones to operate at such a southern latitude, where the change in the earth’s magnetic field close to the poles makes navigation more difficult, said Dr. Singh, who is also an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in Woods Hole, Mass.

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