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Volcanoes vs. Airplanes: How big is the risk?

from Popular Mechanics

Volcanic activity on opposite sides of the globe has put airlines on alert and threatened to disrupt air travel. However, thanks to advances in detection technology, experts say planes are now safer from the risk of volcanic eruptions than they’ve ever been. The technology, known as AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector), was developed by Norway's Nicarnia Aviation, and is attached to the aircraft much like the now-standard weather radar. more

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