UC Berkeley Scientists Eye Drones to Contain Wildfires

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California is bracing for a fire season exacerbated by a historic drought. But in a state known for innovation as much as its dry weather, UC Berkeley scientists have a new strategy to prevent out-of-control fires: drones. We'll talk to physicist Carl Pennypacker about the drone and sensor technology aimed at curbing the spread of wildfires.


Carl Pennypacker, research physicist at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; lead coordinator for FUEGO