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bushfires

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Smart home saviour: Man saves house from Australian bushfires with an app

As bushfires raged through South Australia, a man watched the flames approach his farm while he was 3,000km away, but not entirely helpless to act.

By 27 November 2015

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Rural Fire Service calls to ban drones from bushfire areas

Amateur drone pilots are being warned to avoid bushfire areas with the Rural Fire Service saying the threat of drone hazards could force fire fighters to down their own aircraft.

By 11 November 2014

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Google launches Australian bushfire crisis map

Google has launched an online service that shows the location and severity of the bushfires currently raging across Australia.

By 22 October 2013

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Aussies design paper plane drone for detecting bushfires

Researchers at the University of Queensland have created a disposable, biodegradable drone based on a paper plane.

By 25 July 2013

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Australia government limited Google's bushfire map

The Victorian Government's refusal to provide data for the search giant's bushfire map mashup limited its scope and highlighted copyright problems, Google engineer says.

By 13 February 2009

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Google map tracks deadly Australia bushfires

Engineers create a Flash map to keep track of the fires and help reduce the traffic burden to the official sites that are coordinating emergency services.

By 9 February 2009