The Good Drones – #WATWB

Drones are becoming useful in saving lives – a welcome development.

Despite their somewhat shady history, drones are quickly being proven by scientists to be incredibly useful at collecting particular types of data – and can actually be used to save lives.

One such way is collecting data in storms. A recent article provides a fascinating insider’s view at how a group of U.S. researchers are flying drones into the midst of deadly tornadoes in pursuit of the goal of notifying people earlier, so that they can take shelter well before disaster strikes.

In news of late we’ve seen that drones are useful in monitoring rain forests, helping to combat deforestation, collecting data regarding volcanic eruptions and more. All of these endeavors ultimately save lives. Soon scientists will be able to say that drone technology is saving lives in regards to destructive tornadoes, too.

Read the interesting article entitled, Scientists Are Probing Tornadoes With Drones to Save Lives for an eye-opening look into these researcher’s lives and their exciting new discoveries.

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  1. Susan Scott on June 29, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Thanks Lizbeth, this is great to read. I’d never thought of drones as data collectors, but of course –

  2. Lizbeth Hartz on June 29, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for writing, Susan. Yeah, I guess it makes sense, especially after reading about the drone that was shot down recently…

  3. Shilpa Garg on June 30, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    That’s yet another fascinating and useful use of drones. I read about drones being used to plant trees as well. So good to know that this innovative use of technology is helping us in such novel ways!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on July 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for reading these good news offerings, Shilpa. I think they show the positive side of technology, and have high hopes that they’ll help combat global warming and help in all other sorts of ways, too:)

  4. Belinda Witzenhausen on July 1, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Fantastic post! Nice to hear about the positive benefits of technology! Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of the #WATWB family! 🙂

  5. Lizbeth Hartz on July 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Thank you, Belinda:) I agree; news often focuses on the downside of high tech. You’re welcome, and thank you, too, #WATWB friend, for your inspiriting good news shares.

  6. Hilary on July 1, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Hi Lizbeth – it’s good drones are being used in such innovative ways to help humanity … just hope the other possibilities aren’t used nefariously … so many opportunities for us to help each other and inform ourselves. Thanks for this – cheers Hilary

    • Lizbeth Hartz on July 1, 2019 at 10:02 am

      I agree with you, Hilary, especially after reading about some people/countries using drones to spy. Yuck. How great that the potential is there to help the planet, if only people in charge will chose rightly.