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Intel Wants its Fleet of Drones to Monitor America’s Aging, Unsafe Bridges

[ad_1] Plenty of people are excited about laying down new high-tech infrastructure to create smart cities. But can cutting-edge technology also be used to keep tabs on existing infrastructure, such as bridges? Intel certainly believes so — and it recently signed a deal with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and …

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Drones, 3D App Could Improve Inspections for Aging Bridges

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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