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Move over mushers and planes, drones to deliver emergency supplies

A team of unmanned aerial vehicle experts led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks is working on delivering emergency medical supplies and, maybe later, cargo across Alaska with drones. UAF recently announced an upcoming test to fly a package across … Continue reading

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Minnesota Sheriff’s Office using drones to save lives

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. … It’s a plane! … It’s a drone? Yes, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is using “unmanned aerial vehicles,” more commonly known as drones, in ways that may be surprising and … Continue reading

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Use drones to deliver organs for transplant? Baltimore surgeon says it would save precious time, money

At a Southern Maryland airfield, Dr. Joseph Scalea watched a drone carrying a kidney in a cardboard cooler fly 3 miles. The test flight, repeated 14 times, was the culmination of three years’ work by the University of Maryland Medical … Continue reading

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ORGANS BY DRONE? UNMANNED FLYING VEHICLES COULD SOON CARRY BODY PARTS FOR HUMAN TRANSPLANTS

Since their surge in popularity in recent years, drones have been heralded as the future of transportation, carrying everything from packages to people. But they could also revolutionize the medical field as well by being used to transport human organs … Continue reading

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