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Can Edible Drones Deliver Humanitarian Aid?

People trapped in war-torn or disaster-ravaged areas desperately need food and medical supplies. But how do you get it to them? Nigel Gifford thinks he has an answer: an edible drone. Gifford, founder and chairman of two-year-old Windhorse Aerospace, based … Continue reading

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Mosquito-packed drones could give extra bite to Zika fight

Spraying thousands of chilled, sterile mosquitoes from specially adapted drones could prove a cost-effective way to slash numbers of the insects and curb the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, say the backers of the technology. WeRobotics, a non-profit … Continue reading

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New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning

New Jersey state legislators approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated on Monday, approving legislation that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine 39-0 in the State Senate and … Continue reading

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Drones to fight skeeters?

The city’s insect control branch hopes to use a drone to help fight mosquitoes. The branch is asking council’s innovation committee for $36,500 to buy an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a drone, which it expects could … Continue reading

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