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AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' Part Of Drone Mission

BackTracks 09292009

AC/DC's classic hit "Highway to Hell" will be part of an unnamed drone operation, reports Gizmodo. The song, which was chosen by one of the drone's developers, will serve as a sort of testing mechanism for the drone while it is in flight.

To paraphrase Gizmodo, this is how it will work: the AC/DC song will travel on a laser beam that's being bounced off a drone. The beam is reflected to a sensor located on the ground and the music is then reconstructed. A laser beam passes through a light modulator, adding digital zeroes and ones to the beam, at which point the light hits a mirror and is reflected back to it's original spot while carrying the data.

As far as how "Highway to Hell" was chosen, Yoann Thueux of Innovation Works in Newport, U.K., who picked "Highway To Hell," told Gizmodo that "It was on my iPod and I thought it would be a good song to go first because I know it completely by heart," he said. "I'd be the first to tell if the technology was not working properly on playback."

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