Facebook's solar-powered drone
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Facebook solar-powered 'internet' drone on first flight

An ambitious plan by the social network Facebook to connect millions of people in the developing world has reached a key landmark.

A solar-powered drone built by a British team has had its first flight in the United States.

In future, it is hoped that a fleet of unmanned aircrafts will beam an internet connection to remote villages in Africa and India.

  • 21 Jul 2016
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