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Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January)


In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house its (still) upcoming fleet of delivery drones. The patent, originally filed by the online retailer back in 2014, detailed that the warehouses, referred to by the retail giant as “Airborne fulfilment centres” (AFCs) would be carried by airships that could be stationed above cities, and would be


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