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World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

Date:
July 23, 2013
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A camera attached to a cell phone mast in the middle of a forest, rotating automatically and capturing over 100 images every six seconds. It monitors changes in movement, brightness and structures to detect smoke, and registers the first indications of a forest fire.


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