Our rich underground January 27, 2008Posted by dorigo in news.
Every now and then I read the news of a bomb unearthed during construction work. In Italy we have continued digging out those deadly devices since the end of World War II, and it just seems we will never entirely get rid of them – the removal of a bomb hardly makes the headlines nowadays. One was removed from Piazza del Municipio in Napoli today (see picture below).
If I think at the amount of land mines and bombs on the ground in war zones of today or yesterday, and the tragedies that are waiting to happen, I feel hopeless. Demining these regions will require an enormous amount of resources. Here is a field where technological advancements are needed – effective, large-scale land-mine detectors are direly needed. Squeeze your brains, we need new ideas here.