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Drones and Airborne Distribution Blimps

Em quatro minutos, um drone transportou a partir da vila de Penela a marmita com a refeição de um homem de 79 anos, que reside sozinho na pequena aldeia de Podentinhos, situada a cerca de três quilómetros, com parte do caminho em terra batida, em Penela, 20 dezembro de 2016. O município de Penela, no distrito de Coimbra, testou hoje um projeto-piloto de entrega personalizada de refeições por drone a idosos em aldeias isoladas, no âmbito do apoio domiciliário prestado pela misericórdia local. PAULO NOVAIS/LUSA

Touch the Soil News #791 (Feature photo – CC SA 4.0) Both Amazon and Wal-Mart have filed patents for airborne blimps that serve as mobile warehouses. From these airborne warehouses, drones will descend upon the Earth with instant on-location deliveries of everything including food. It appears to be the tip of a race between these two mega-companies fighting every way they can to gain market share. At present, it is not legal to launch drones from planes or even to fly over people. The Federal Aviation Administration has lots of issues with the process that are far from being ironed out and both Wal-Mart and Amazon also have lots of…

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