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Friday, May 09, 2008 - 01:53 PM

Many of you probably remember last year's release of satellite images documenting human rights violations in Myanmar (Burma). Scientists have teamed together at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to use sophisticated technology to alert us of the atrocities against civilians in Darfur, North Korea, and Burma. How else can we apply the tools of science to enhance human rights work?

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A bamboo fencing around a military encampment appears in Burma on Dec 13 2006.
Top image: © GeoEye, Inc.
Bottom image: © 2007 DigitalGlobe.

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