Alternative Fireworks

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Fireworks are a July fourth tradition, but they’re also dangerous and loud. They cause distress for pets and humans alike. This year, there will be a new spectacle lighting up the sky on independence day. Some call them “Digital Fireworks” 

It’s not a plane, not a super hero, and not a space invasion either. It’s a drone light show, hundreds of drones moving in a 3D display. 

Some of the biggest drone light shows are powered by Intel, entertaining crowds at Disney World, Coachella, even the Olympic Games. 

Intel is currently rehearsing a July Fourth show. It will fly over the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, replacing a fireworks display for the first time. 

Traditional fireworks killed  eight people in 2017 and injured almost 13,000

Drone shows provide a safer alternative that also alleviates wildfire risk, noise, and pollution.

Intel is planning to launch five hundred of these specialized “Shooting Star” drones for the July fourth show programed to move in three dimensional animations.

The Intel Shooting Star drone features built in LED lights that can create more than four billion color combinations. 

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