As Japan struggles to control the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, radiation has made the work dangerous to workers for even brief periods. Imagine if a drone helicopter could precisely drop water or chemicals on the reactors. One can. [Jalopnik]
Experimental Drone Could Help Stop Japan's Nuclear Disaster
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