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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:32pm.

The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see.

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Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 8:45am.

A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.

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Brunswick County Sheriff supports law enforcement use of drones
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:25pm.

videoThe use of unmanned drones has raised privacy and safety concerns across the country. But the controversial aircraft could also be a useful tool for law enforcement one a local sheriff would like state lawmakers to consider.

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