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Traditional drones suffer from limited battery life, so why not plug them in? “So-called tethered drones use ultrastrong-but-lightweight cables connected to the ground to provide power, a data link, and a physical restraint,” write Jack Nicas and Tarun Shukla in the Wall Street Journal. “That gives them distinct advantages over their free-flying cousins, including hours-long flight times, fast data transmission and an assurance that they won’t fly into an airliner.” An extension cord might inhibit a drone’s ability to carry goods from an Amazon warehouse to your front porch. But tethered...
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