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Australian Startup Set to Deliver Text Books via Drones

October 16, 2013
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Australian startup Flirtey is gearing up to use commercial drones to deliver books directly to customers for textbook rental company Zookal. Plans to expand to the US are pending. Desi Sanchez has more.

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Reuters (Dec. 11, 2012) — A company in Washington state is developing wireless technology that delivers electricity via laser beams. The scientists and engineers who run the company, Lasermotive, are using the lasers to power aerial drones but say their technology could also replace conventional power lines to deliver electricity to homes.
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Nepal Using Drones in Fight Against Poaching

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AP (Mar. 24, 2014) — When it comes to tracking poachers, drones are giving wildlife teams a sky-high advantage in Nepal. Illegal poaching in the country has dramatically declined since the GPS-enabled drones were introduced as part of a pilot program in 2012. (March 24) Video provided by AP
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