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Japan to Develop Drones to Seek Out Radiation

Japans atomic energy authority and the countrys space agency Tuesday announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after last years nuclear disaster.

Remote-controlled helicopters have been used but are not suitable for remote and mountainous territory as they have to fly low and the operator has to be able to see the aircraft, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA said.

But unmanned aircraft could fly at higher altitudes over potentially contaminated areas, resolving the issue.

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