A drone has mapped a vault full of radioactive powder as part of a decades-long project to clean up a former weapons and nuclear energy test site in Idaho
13 December 2022
In late November, huddled in a freezing tent, a group of people watched a live video feed of a drone as it descended into a giant vault. There was no visible change, but once past the thick concrete ceiling, the drone was flying through hot air irradiated with the equivalent of about 500 X-rays every second. More than enough to kill a person. No problem for a drone.
The drone was conducting reconnaissance as part of a decades-long …