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Police drones with lasers could help find a murder victim in Australia

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2195079-police-drones-with-lasers-could-help-find-a-murder-victim-in-australia/

A drone's eye view of a forest

Drones are on the lookout for buried bodies

Imagery and Geomatics, Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Drones could soon help search for murder victims in remote areas. In recent tests, drones equipped with laser scanners identified graves in Australian bushland. Now, the nation’s police want to use the technology in an ongoing case.

In the investigation, the police suspect that a missing person is buried in a densely forested area. However, all searches so far have come up empty. By using drones carrying a scanning technology called lidar, they hope to cover a larger area more …

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