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Fire-breathing drone zaps rubbish

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|20 February 2017|


A Chinese power company is using ‘flame-spewing’ drones to destroy dangerous rubbish caught on electricity cables.

The inventive use of the technology in Xiangyang, Hubei Province, was broadcast by China’s People’s Daily. It shows a plastic bag being burnt off high-voltage wires by a remote controlled drone. It is an innovative method of clearing the type of flying debris, which can become entangled on the wires and lead to power outages.

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Iain is a creative writer, journalist and lecturer, and formerly an editor of two international business publications. Iain is now editor of Innovators Magazine, as well as the strategic content director for OnePoint5Media.


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