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Missouri S&T doctoral student enlists drones to detect unexploded landmines through changes in plant health

Posted by on January 9, 2018

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From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, civil engineering doctoral student Paul Manley is enlisting a third variable —plant health — to see if drones can be used to more safely […]

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Washing away land mines

Posted by on September 30, 2002

UMR researchers hope to wash away the problem of land mines by developing technology that harnesses — and focuses — the power of water, as a child’s plastic water pistol does.

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Waterjet Technology Used to Fight Fires, Save Lives

Posted by on September 5, 2002

In the aftermath of last year’s terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, researchers at UMR are developing a waterjet system to more effectively cut through rubble and extinguish fires that may lie smoldering beneath the rubble.

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