LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 261 – Drone Uber

05 Apr 2017
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1. Hsu, Jeremy. “7-Eleven drone deliveries to rise in 2017,”
Discover (December 30, 2016)

It’s no longer fiction. People can now place order with 7-Eleven through an app and then watch a hovering drone drop off their order within 10 minutes. Are there any challenges that hinder the widespread adoption of drone deliveries in the food industry?

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2. Lin, Jeffrey and Singer, P.W. “Here’s how China is battling drones,”
Popular Science (March 28, 2017)

The use of drones should be heavily regulated to prevent disasters and close security gaps. Different types of anti-drone systems are used around the world to disable or intercept illegal drones.

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English for writing research papers / Adrian Wallwork

Find out how to write a good research paper with examples taken from published and unpublished papers. Look here also for useful tips on how to get rid of common errors in writing.


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On April 9, 2005, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles took place in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. The wedding was described by the media as “A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups”.

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