IN PICTURES: 15 current and future uses for drones

For a world already on edge about NSA spying, drone technology is just another reason to keep looking over our shoulders.

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Big oil Drones such as this Aeryon Scout, made by Aeryon Labs, are used in Alaska by oil giant BP to keep a birds-eye view of miles of oil pipeline. BP says drones like these can be extremely useful in remote parts of the Arctic to track down pipeline leaks. Drones cost a fraction of the expense of hiring a helicopter to perform the same task.

The Aeryon Scout can capture images while scanning pipelines with a heat-sensing camera to detect leaks.

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