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Researchers Map With Drones and Lasers

A team of researchers, using a few remote-controlled quadrotors, managed to get enough aerial imagery to stitch together a 3-D rendering of El Zotz, a Mesoamerican archaeological site — despite the challenges involved with operating quadrotors in a rainforest, amidst bugs, rats, bats, poisonous snakes, and, y'know, rain. #tech


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