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New Ways to Use Drones

Thousands of drones could be in commercial use in the U.S. within a few years. These unmanned aerial vehicles may assist everyone from farmers and firefighters to doctors and utility workers. But the government has not yet decided how to regulate this coming fleet of civilian drones.

ByJason MargolisNova

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