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And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
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How about just skip all that and just go straight to the asteroid ...
That may get the same reaction with locusts as it does with humans in that they may want to leave the area of the beam. To kill them would take a more powerful unit. That one is 200kW in, 100 kW of 95 GHz radiation out (and presumably another 100 kW of wasted thermal energy which is like 80 electric space heaters, I didn't see in that video how they would get rid of that much waste heat, but that would be a bigger problem as you scale up the power.
originally posted by: Alchemst7
For all of you military tech smarties, Is it at possible to use the Raytheon Active Denial System as a way to control and or abate the swarms of locust? I know they say its non-lethal but I'm sure they can crank up the heat and fry these little buggers. I'm curious if Raytheon has ever researched its use outside of military defense/offense and potential agricultural use.
The range of the locusts is huge and the drones would need extended range too, more than some available drones have:
In the field, UAVs could be used to automatically collect high-resolution imagery of green, vegetated areas potentially affected by locusts. Controlled by a rugged, hand-held tablet, the UAV would follow a pre-programmed flight path, covering a 100 kilometre survey radius.
After the UAV finishes its flight, survey teams would be able to use the data to identify areas that seem most likely to harbour locusts, allowing them to travel directly to suspicious locations. Once the team reaches such an area, the UAV could be launched to hover overhead and identify other, nearby locust infestations that may require treatment. A separate control UAV could then be used to administer pesticides directly onto the locust concentrations. UAVs could also be used to check for locusts in areas that are insecure or cannot be accessed by ground teams.
I didn't know they could move 150 km in one day until now.
the insects annually reproduce, concentrate and then form swarms that can move up to 150 kilometres per day in search of food. These swarms are able to migrate across long distances, and can even jump from continent to continent. A single desert locust swarm the size of Brussels could consume Belgium's entire food supply in a single day.
an UAV needs to be designed with sufficient endurance to cover at least 100 kilometres in one flight, while carrying optical sensors that can accurately differentiate green annual vegetation from bare ground. The drone system should then be able to process and output these results while in the field. Due to battery and spare parts limitations in developing countries, the UAV should be solar powered, and consist of robust yet simple parts that are easily available in local markets.
The UAV should also be able to accurately detect patches or concentrations of locusts within a single site on a reliable basis. A control UAV will need to be able to balance a potentially bulky pesticide payload with a long flight time, in order to treat the largest number of locust infestations within the greatest amount of area.