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Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history. The fire burned nearly 124,000 acres of the Superstition Wilderness and the … Continue reading

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‘Like the chain saw’: Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history. The fire burned nearly 124,000 acres of the Superstition Wilderness and the … Continue reading

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The Most Amazing Examples of Drones in Use Today: From Scary to Incredibly Helpful

Drones, aircraft that are remotely or autonomously piloted with no human onboard, are used in many ways from a hobbyist who flies a $25 drone around for fun on the weekends to a multimillion-dollar military drone that’s becoming a critical … Continue reading

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California Biologists Deploy Drones to Battle Ravens Slaying Baby Tortoises

A team of biologists, computer experts, and certified drone operators are using unmanned aerial vehicles to quell a surging raven population in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The ravens have waged an inter-species battle with desert tortoises, particularly their young. Since … Continue reading

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