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From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters


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I heard this on NPR yesterday: 

 

The U.S. military and law enforcement agencies have seen increased public scrutiny on the domestic use of the robotically piloted planes known as drones. Working on the sidelines of this debate, the U.S. Geological Survey has been trying to find a second life for retired military drones in the areas of environmental and wildlife management. Instead of watching the battlefield, these drones are watching birds.

 

Here's the link to the rest of the article: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/25/179017548/from-battle-to-birds-drones-get-second-life-counting-critters?sc=17&f=1001

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