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bushfires

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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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Aircraft landing system turns to plan bee

Australian researchers have taken inspiration from bees to develop an autonomous aircraft landing system that operates independently of outside technology.

By 30 June 2014

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Twitter rolls out Alerts to Australia

Twitter Alerts is now active for more than 12 emergency service organisations in Australia, allowing them to broadcast critical information in a crisis.

By 18 December 2013

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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

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.

By 25 January 2013

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Friday App Wrap

We cut through the dross to find you the most useful, new and updated apps each week.

By 30 November 2012

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Google Earth Outreach arrives down under

Google's Outreach program, which gives non-profit organisations mapping tools to help publicise their work, has been launched in Australia and New Zealand.

By 6 November 2012

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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