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Category: Drones

This Drone Delivers Summer Reading Books to Kids During COVID-19 Thanks to a Dedicated Librarian

Remote learning has been given “wings” during the COVID-19 pandemic as one dedicated librarian teamed up with a drone company to deliver summer reading books to students. Kelly Passek, a middle school librarian in Montgomery County, Virginia is using quadcopters from Wing, a drone company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, to make book deliveries in under three minutes.

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Drones Deliver COVID-19 Tests, PPE to Remote Scottish Island in Just 15 Minutes Instead of 2 Hours by Ferry

When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, Scottish islands were on lockdown, which meant resources had been scarce from the mainland and globally as well. As part of a two-week trial, drones will deliver urgently needed medical supplies, including COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) 12 miles (19km) across the sea from Oban to Mull.

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This ‘DroneGun’ Takes Down Unwanted Drones with Radio Frequencies Instead of Bullets

This is the DroneGun Tactical made by Droneshield that provides a safe countermeasure against a wide array of drone models. The DroneGun takes down unwanted drones by shooting radio frequencies instead of bullets. It’s a one-man operated rifle used as a military defense that has an effective range of one mile.

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Police Launch Fever-Detecting ‘Pandemic Drone’ in Effort to ‘Flatten the Curve’ of COVID-19

This is Draganfly’s new “Pandemic Drone” and it can detect when people on the ground have fevers and determine if the public is adhering to social distancing. It’s being used to assist first responders in the Westport Police Department in Connecticut as a part of its “Flatten the Curve Pilot Program.”

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‘DroneHunter’ Captures Rogue Drones Just Like Spider-Man and Protects the Skies from Threats

Drones have incredible capabilities and offer us incredible vistas of the world. At the same time, drones can threaten the skies and make us vulnerable to breaches in our privacy and physical and intellectual property – and if put in the wrongs hands of a criminal or a terrorist, it can prove to be fatal.

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This ‘EMS Drone’ Saves Cardiac Arrest Patients and Increases Survival from 8% to 80%

The first few minutes of an emergency are critical. An ambulance can take up to 10 minutes, or more to arrive (depending on the location) due to traffic and other interferences. Brain death and permanent death reportedly start to occur in just 4 to 6 minutes. However, with the help of the Ambulance Drone, the response time can be cut into just one minute.

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Drones Loaded with Super-Seeds Plant Trees to Fight Climate Crisis

The team at Spain-based Dronecoria wants to rev up climate change and they’re hoping to do it a half a million seeds at-a-time per drone flight, and with the help of powerful nutrients and technology for ecological restoration. Dronecoria is an open-source set of tools for large scale, low cost reforestation and it’s becoming a global effort.

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