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Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

Westport will be the first town in Connecticut to use drones to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their “Flatten the Curve Pilot Program” announced on Tuesday. The drones will be able to detect COVID-19 symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and fevers from up to 190 feet away using a specialized...

Weaponized drones could be authorized in Connecticut.

Weaponized drones could be authorized in Connecticut.

May 17, 2017

By Seby Shuken ’18 A new law in the state of Connecticut’s House of Representatives could allow police to use weaponized drones within the next year if passed. These drones would have the ability to use lethal weapons in situations that call for them. According to CNN the bill passed in the Ju...

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