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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:21 PM

Nova: "Rise of the Drones" Airs Jan 23 on PBS

Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes.
Airing January 23, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS

Program Description
Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance, and each other. And it's just the beginning. Discover the cutting edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history as NOVA gets ready for "Rise of the Drones."

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snappyturtle Jan 2013 #1

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:27 AM

1. Thank you. I have mixed feelings about drones so I'm very interested in this. nt

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