Science Nation: Unmanned Helicopters Could Help Air Traffic Controllers

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Unmanned Helicopters Could Help Air Traffic Controllers Small aircraft could have big impact on safety The chilling video of a small plane and helicopter colliding over the Hudson River in early August showed that technology can't always protect the crowded skies. Nine people died in that crash in New York City. Some answers to better collision avoidance systems may come from unusual tools: small, autonomous helicopters that are getting smarter all the time. "We're interested in...