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Drones, 3D App Could Improve Inspections for Aging Bridges

More than 54,000 of the 612,677 bridges in the U.S. have at least one key element that is in poor or worse condition, according to a 2018 bridge deficiency report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration. To address the critical need to manage aging infrastructure in the U.S., researchers are …

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Drones offer high-tech help to Japan’s aging farmers

TOME, Japan (Reuters) – The next generation farmhand in Japan’s aging rural heartland may be a drone. Nileworks Inc.’s automated drone flies over rice plants, spraying pesticide while diagnosing growth of individual rice stalks, during a demonstration in Tome, Miyagi prefecture Japan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuka Obayashi For several months, …

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