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Partners Test Temperature-Controlled Medicine Deliveries via UAV

A consortium led by humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief has completed a testing program to deliver temperature-controlled medicines and vaccines by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The initiative was the fourth in a series of proof-of-concept missions the group has … Continue reading

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The Most Amazing Examples of Drones in Use Today: From Scary to Incredibly Helpful

Drones, aircraft that are remotely or autonomously piloted with no human onboard, are used in many ways from a hobbyist who flies a $25 drone around for fun on the weekends to a multimillion-dollar military drone that’s becoming a critical … Continue reading

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Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones … Continue reading

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A drone just flew a kidney to a transplant patient for the first time ever. It won’t be the last.

Talk about a special delivery. In the wee hours of April 19, a custom-made drone roughly the size of a washing machine lifted off from a neighborhood in southwestern Baltimore and whisked a human kidney to a nearby hospital, where … Continue reading

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