By Ben Gruber
Gloucester, Mass. (Reuters) – Snotbot is a drone whose name describes it perfectly, it’s a robot that collects snot, specifically whale snot.
Up until now, gathering samples for whale research involved shooting darts that penetrated the body. But Iain Kerr says there’s a cheaper, more efficient way to study the large mammals. Instead of shooting darts at a whale for biopsy samples, a whale can unknowingly shoot snot at a drone.
LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) – U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang will use the Farmers Insurance Open to acclimatise to golf at the highest level as part of his preparations for the Masters and U.S. and British Opens.
The 21-year-old South Korean took down Canadian Corey Conners in the final of the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club last year before deciding to take a one-year leave of absence from college to concentrate on his golf opportunities.