Fiber Optics Help Understand Australian Bushfires

July 08, 2017 03:00 AM
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Each year, wildfires around the world devastate thousands of square kilometers of forests and grasslands and make many people homeless. Some plants recover faster from fire than others, and scientists would like to know why. In Australia, they are experimenting with a simple monitoring device relying on fiber optics. VOA's George Putic reports.