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One Year After Sandy, Mini-Drones Seen as Storm Warning Solution

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October 17, 2013
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With the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, scientists say they are moving closer to developing more effective early warning systems for future storms. Engineers at the University of Florida are building small autonomous companion vehicles that fly into and under hurricanes to provide real time data about their intensity and track.


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Nepal Using Drones in Fight Against Poaching

Nepal Using Drones in Fight Against Poaching

AP (Mar. 24, 2014) — When it comes to tracking poachers, drones are giving wildlife teams a sky-high advantage in Nepal. Illegal poaching in the country has dramatically declined since the GPS-enabled drones were introduced as part of a pilot program in 2012. (March 24) Video provided by AP
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New Forecasting Tool Eyed for Hurricane Season

New Forecasting Tool Eyed for Hurricane Season

AP (May 23, 2013) — After storms like Sandy inundated coastal areas last year, forecasters have developed an experimental model to show potential areas of impact in a deadly "storm surge."
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Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 7, 2014) — With recent studies showing the world's oceans acidifying at an accelerating rate, scientists say coral reefs are at risk of dying out. But a student at London's Royal College of Art has come up with a possible solution. She has designed an artificial coral that, when placed in a reef, slowly dissolves over time releasing an alkaline solution to counteract the acidity. Matt Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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