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Cutting-Edge "Maple Seed" Drones are About to Reshape High-Tech Surveillance

Fact is, maple seeds make great auto-rotating craft -- just let them go and watch them fly. In nature they begin rotating almost from the instant they fall from a tree. They work so well that NASA engineers have studied them.

Some of you may have heard of Lockheed Martin's Samarai in the past.

The company released details last year, but only posted the video to the Web last month. You can watch it in action on YouTube by clicking here.

Lockheed Martin execs says this new approach could save the U.S. government tons of money.

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