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FNS Photo by Nick Wagner Terri Zimmerman, seen here on Wednesday, is the chief executive officer of Packet Digital LLC in Fargo. The company is designing a “solar soaring power management system” that will initially double the flying times of UAVs and ultimately provide the aircraft with unlimited endurance.

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BISMARCK — What goes up may not necessarily have to come down if a Fargo firm successfully develops drones that would fly nonstop by harnessing solar rays and hot air and using power more efficiently.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.