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The U.S. military is looking into the possibility of nuclear-powered unmanned drones that could remain in the air for months at a time, the Guardian reports.
Sandia National Laboratories and contractor Northrop Grumman ran a feasibility study of the drones last year, and determined that they're not plausible in the near-to-mid-term because of "political realities."
No nuclear drone prototypes were built and tested, but the preliminary study determined that drones powered by nuclear energy sources could provide "far more surveillance time and intelligence information per mission" than existing models.
A Pirate Bay outage yesterday wasn't the result of a raid, according to a blog post on the popular file-sharing site. The operators wrote that the downtime was caused a routine server upgrade to keep up with the growth of the Pirate Bay.
TPB wants to launch a network of "Low-Orbit Server Stations" that will sit "some kilometers" up in the air, forcing any government that wants to shut down The Pirate Bay to do so with planes -- "a real act of war," according to the pirates.
The drone network is just getting started, but the Pirate Bay believes that modern long-range radio transmitters will let them attain download speeds of 100Mbps per node from distances as great as 31 miles away.
Of course, how they're going to keep the drones and servers powered once they're airborne is another matter. Solar power, perhaps?