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Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

In the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus, scientists release small drones into a mysterious tunnel complex to create a detailed 3D map of the caverns in minutes. Australian researchers plan to use a similar approach to explore parts of old mines that are unsafe to visit. The drones, which are controlled by a pilot, will be able to carry out safety checks by monitoring the build-up of water and checking the extent of roof collapses, and search for valuable mineral deposits that may have been missed. They are being developed by…

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Drone mapping Villarrica volcano in Chile

Drone mapping of an active volcano is an incredible feat, one that would not have been feasible, or practical, without drone/uav technology.  This was done with senseFly technology and they released this information today: “Geomatics specialist Geospacio has become the first organisation to drone map an active volcano, flying its eBee over Chile’s Villarrica volcano just two days after it erupted. sensefly drone map of a Volcano in Chile The flight, which took place on March 5, was commissioned by staff at the University of Concepción’s Geophysics Department, who required…

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