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Apr 28, 2017 - Market-linked assured returns pension plan runs into hurdles

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What do you picture when you think of a drone? A solitary, remote-controlled toy with propellers, or perhaps a large, unmanned military aircraft? Soon, those images could be quite different: drones are becoming smaller, cheaper to make, can zoom around on their own, and gather in groups of hundreds, even thousands, to fly like a flock of birds. They're called swarms - get enough of them together, and they could outpace humans in many ways; they could save your life in a natural disaster, or they could be a deadly collaborative force on the battlefield. Chinese company eHang claimed the record for the biggest swarm, in a spectacular New Year show in which 1,000 drones formed a map of China and the Chinese character for 'blessings'. More here

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