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Model helicopter 'predicts volcanoes'

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A Scots scientist who invented a new way to help predict when volcanoes will erupt has received a major award.

Dr Andrew McGonigle, from Edinburgh, uses a remote controlled helicopter which he flies over active volcanoes to gather his data.

He has been named a Laureate in the 2008 Rolex Awards for Enterprise, a prize which brings with it the funding to develop his idea further.

Tom Ingall reports.

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