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Drones have been making the news a lot lately due to their use in the War on Terror and, more recently, stateside by police forces. In the latest batch of drone news, last Friday, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) cleared two unmanned aerial vehicles, known popularly as drones, for commercial use. This will allow businesses to fully operate drones in American airspace. Click through the jump to find out who will be the first to use these drones.

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The FAA stated that a major energy company will launch drones next month, with one flown over the Alaskan coast to monitor ice flows and whale migration, while the other will used to aid response crews working with oil spills and with wildlife surveillance. This means that private industry and public agencies – including police forces – are now able to use drones over American soil.

Via The Verge.