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Submission + - Fly, and Bring Me Data (nature.com)

ScienceMon writes: Emma Maris reports in Nature how unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are starting to catch on among scientific researchers who are using them to keep tabs on volcanoes, track endangered species, hunt down weeds, and a range of other uses. At the same time, engineers are designing ever-more sophisticated drones that can navigate and collect data autonomously. The story includes a video of a swarm of drones playing the James Bond theme.
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Fly, and Bring Me Data

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