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Shooting Down Drones Just Got A Lot Easier

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:17:29 Z)

Celebrities who like to sunbathe in the nude or who sometimes forget to put on their underpants (hi Justin Bieber) will love this. There now is a quick and easy way of blasting those annoying paparazzi drones from the sky and it doesn't involve missiles, bullets, explosives or other nasty stuff that might injure innocent bystanders or get you sued.

Check out the Battelle DroneDefender: simply point it at the offending drone and a powerful blast of electromagnetic radiation will disrupt the connection between the drone and its operator. In most cases this will trigger the drone's software to automatically attempt a safe landing or to return to its point of origin.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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