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How Drones are Saving Koalas Injured in Australia’s Bushfires

A couple of years ago, we shared the news that a forestry company in Victoria, Australia, was using drones equipped with thermal cameras to detect koalas before trees were cut down or controlled burns ignited. In recent times, the wildfires devastating the same area of Australia have been anything but controlled. And sadly, those same…
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CES: Uber unveils ambitious plans for Australia

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Bad Santa Drone Drops Christmas Meth Present Over Australian Prison

File photo An Australian prisoner found out not all Christmas presents dropped from the skies are from Santa’s Good List. Officials at Capricornia Correctional Centre in central Queensland reported two drones flew over the prison on Christmas Day, each dropping a package within the walls. An unidentified prisoner caught the first package only to have…
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Australia: Infrared-equipped drones better at spotting koalas than humans

Researchers from Queensland University of Technology in Australia have developed a new algorithm to help identify koala population numbers. Traditionally, human spotters on the lookout for koalas are tasked with strolling through the bush, peering up at trees and keeping track of the numbers of koalas they see. This method, however, is slow, expensive and potentially…
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