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The Week In Drones: Flying Into A Volcano, Delivering Drugs, And More

• http://www.popsci.com, By Kelsey D. Atherton
Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.
 
Into a Vanuatu Volcano
 
Drone pilot Shaun O'Callaghan flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter over a volcano in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific. "Amazingly," O'Callaghan says, "no Phantoms were harmed while filming!"
 
Authorities in Melbourne, Australia, arrested two individuals found with drugs and a drone outside of a prison. This isn't the first time people have tried to fly contraband over prison walls with a drone. As drug-smuggling innovations go, it ranks somewhere above a catapult but below a submarine for ingenuity.

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