Geologists turn to drones to find hidden petroleum reserves

05/21/2013 | Popular Science

A team from Norway's Center for Integrated Petroleum Research is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles in its search for oil reserves. The helicopter-style drones will be loaded with an array of sensors -- such as high-definition cameras, LIDAR scanners and infrared sensors -- and will search inaccessible areas on land and at sea and generate 3D maps to help geologists find new sources of petroleum.

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