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October 23, 2001
Postal workers Joseph Curseen (left) and Thomas Morris Jr, die after inhaling anthrax at the Brentwood mail sorting center in Washington, D.C. Other postal workers are made ill. Letters containing the deadly spores had been addressed to U.S. Senate offices and media outlets. Union Communication Services

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UPS Tries Arming Its Drivers With an Octocopter Drone
Posted On: Feb 22, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017 | TECHNOLOGY | United Parcel Service Inc. sees a day when your latest purchase may be dropped off not by a brown-clad delivery driver, but by an octocopter drone. The world’s largest courier took a step closer to that future Monday launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 feet. The test shows how UPS is looking to drones as a way to cut costs… bloomberg.com
 
 
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