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Expedition Diaries: The Falkland Islands 2

This post is the latest in the series  Kike Calvo’s visual diary as a National Geographic Expert on the South Georgia and Falklands Expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.    Follow Kike Calvo on Facebook, Twitter, Web, Tumblr, LinkedIn or Instagram.   Learn more: The South Pole: A Narrative History of the Exploration of Antarctica (National Geographic Adventure…

Expedition Diaries: South Georgia

This post is the latest in the series  Kike Calvo’s visual diary as a National Geographic Expert on the South Georgia and Falklands Expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer.  South Georgia always has a surprise for the explorers of the extreme south. And sometimes beyond the rugged grandeur of its breathtaking glaciers, surprises in the island come…

Expedition Diaries: The Falkland Islands

This post is the latest in the series  Kike Calvo’s visual diary as a National Geographic Expert on the South Georgia and Falklands Expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer.  We made it back to the ship. After two days being exposed to the strong prevailing westerly winds, I can still feel the sensation of resisting…

Expedition Diaries: Ushuaia Bay and the Beagle Channel

This post is the first of Kike Calvo’s visual diary as a National Geographic Expert on the South Georgia and Faulklands Expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer.  As I walked into the National Geographic Explorer I was transported to a space of exploration and discovery.  A soft light was caressing the old atlases, all well lined…

So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?

This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  If there is a question that gets asked over and over in the many emails I get in response to my Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, it is ¨What gear and…

Dreams of the World: Riley Morgan, Drones for Good Enthusiast

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  ¨There is a big difference between my quadcopter and a Predator or an actual drone with hellfire missiles on it,¨ said Riley Morgan, a 14 year-old New…

Drone Journalism Used to Cover Presidential Elections in Central America

This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  For the first time in the history of journalism in El Salvador , drone technology was used to cover presidential elections. The newspaper La Prensa Gráfica, used a small quadcopter to capture images and footage…

Dreams of the World: 40 Years Roaming the Skies with Gene Payson

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  ¨My dream is to be a photographer like Kike Calvo!¨ said Gene Payson, President of Troy Built Models.  ¨Second to that, I enjoy all aspects…

Dreams of the World: Promoting Dialogue Throughout Asia with Jost Wagner

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. “My dream is to change the way we meet and communicate. If we want to change our communities we need to create hospitable spaces where participants can engage in meaningful dialogue…

Dreams of the World: Mechanisms of Immune Defense against Viruses with Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels.   ¨My dream is to make vaccines that protect humans from infections diseases and cancer, ¨said Akiko Iwasaki, professor of Department of Immunobiology and Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology…

Dreams of the World: Flight Simulation of Robotic Birds with Cameron Rose, UC Berkeley

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  ¨My dream is to be able to contribute one day to advancing the field of robotics enough to achieve something even close to the level…

Dreams of the World: Innovative Aerial Projects with Clay Folden

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  ¨My dream has always been to travel the world and capture its diversity and allure,¨ said Clay Folden, a 25 years-old freelance cinematographer who lives…

A Wing-Flapping Pig or an Air-Swimming Fish for Christmas?

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  I remember watching War Games over and over. The 1983 movie, directed by John Badham was based on a science fiction plot…

So You Want to Fly Drones?

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.    After attending DARC, a Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference in New York, I decided to become an expert in reporting…

FAA Releases Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Roadmap

  This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting drone information Kike learns about during his travels.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. The Roadmap addresses current…