Ex-NASA Engineer To Plant One Billion Trees Using Drones

Can the technology of drone be used for more than just videos and photographs? Former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher thinks it can, and he's planning to use the technology to save the planet from deforestation.

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Biocarbon engineering explains drones would first fly above selected area, map its level of deforestation and report back its potential for reforestation. Automated drones carrying seed pods would fly up to two meters above the ground, following a pre-determined planting pattern. Small pressurized canister would provide the propulsive force for the seed pods to easily penetrate soil surface. Estimates suggest that a drone plants 10 seeds per minute.

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