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How Drones Could Save Lives In The Philippines—And Why We Aren’t Using Them

It’s unfortunate that the first mainstream use of quadcopter drones has been to develop ways to end lives. Because, in natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan, they could be invaluable for saving them.

Nelson Paez, CEO of DreamHammer, has been calling his government contacts about this all week. His software, Ballista, is an open source operating system that is being used to control drones under 126 government contracts, more than any other provider.

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