China has a flamethrowing drone

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A Chinese power company has found a novel way of cleaning rubbish off power lines:

It’s a little alarming, but a much more responsible use for a flamethrower-equipped drone than roasting a Christmas turkey.

Rubbish on power lines anywhere is a problem, and can easily cause fires and outages. Removing it is also a dangerous job, especially in China, where it generally involves a stick and a cherry-picker.

Since DJI now makes drones than can carry up to 11kg, the answer was always there just waiting for someone to make it happen.

The video of someone with the best job in the world right now was taken somewhere in Xiangyang, China. Check it out:

Meanwhile in the US, Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon completed the first drone-assisted dunk at the NBA’s annual Slam Dunk Contest.

Apparently, Gordon’s mum works at Intel, which provided the technological assist.

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