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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.
Google has launched an online service that shows the location and severity of the bushfires currently raging across Australia.
Researchers at the University of Queensland have created a disposable, biodegradable drone based on a paper plane.
Australian researchers have taken inspiration from bees to develop an autonomous aircraft landing system that operates independently of outside technology.
Twitter Alerts is now active for more than 12 emergency service organisations in Australia, allowing them to broadcast critical information in a crisis.
The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.
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Google's Outreach program, which gives non-profit organisations mapping tools to help publicise their work, has been launched in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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.