Deutsche Post tests deliveries with drones

An employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone  at Deutsche Post headquarters on Dec. 9, 2013. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also stated its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries.

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An employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone at Deutsche Post headquarters on Dec. 9, 2013. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also stated its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries.

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