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Graduate student Arnesha Threatt, of Oklahoma City, works in the lab of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University. Among other things, researchers are working to develop technologies that will improve severe weather forecasting. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

STILLWATER — What if forecasters could “hear” a tornado an hour before it forms or firefighters could see what dangers lie on the other side of a wildfire?

“It would increase their capabilities and help them save lives,” said Jamey Jacob, director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University.

Saving lives — or the first steps to that end — is all in a days' work for researchers at the institute.

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