Thursday, August 12, 2010

(TECH) Israeli Technology Clears Landmines In Angola

"Digital photography helps detects land mines in Angola.

Airborne sensors developed in Israel are helping to detect land mines in Angola, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.

While the civil war in the east African nation ended in 1994, the loss of life and limbs continue till this day because of the estimated millions of land mines left behind. Detecting them has been cumbersome and labor intensive. But now, an Israeli company has introduced a special camera that picks them out without having to touch the ground.

'What I do is perform a chemical analysis of a spectrum,' said Avi Buzaglo Yoresh, director general of Geomine, the Israeli company which developed the system."

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