Drones: The latest weapon against exam cheating in China

(From the Sydney Morning Herald)

The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China’s all-important university entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.

The contraption flew over two testing centres in Luoyang city in central China’s Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by students taking the annual test. No such signals were detected Sunday, the first day of the exam, a Henan province news website said.

The drone cost hundreds of thousands of yuan (tens of thousands of dollars) and is as big as a gas station pump when extended, said Lan Zhigang, from Luoyang’s Radio Supervision and Regulation Bureau. Read more


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