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Feb 19, 2013 11:21 PM by AP posted by Juice Godfrey

CU seeking approval for weather drone

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is seeking federal approval to keep using a weather drone.

CU program director Eric Frew says CU's request last year was a renewal of a previous permit to use the Tempest Unmanned Aircraft to collect storm data for atmospheric scientists in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security are cracking down on the use of drones, creating political controversy over possible privacy violations.

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