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These Bug-Killing Drones and Helicopters Are Combatting a Locust Invasion to Protect India’s Crops

A fleet of insecticide-spraying drones and helicopters have been deployed in India to protect its crops from swarms of destructive desert locusts. These devouring beasts have dispersed to nine heartland states of the world’s second-largest producer of rice and wheat. One swarm of locusts can reportedly eat the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people.

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Drone That Hovers Like a Helicopter and Flies Like a Plane Turns 3-Day Journey into 20-Minute Ride

‘It’s a helicopter, it’s a plane, no it’s a Wingcopter!’ This pioneering transport drone called the Wingcopter, created by a German aviation company, is known for its core innovation – a unique tilt-rotor mechanism that guarantees “a smooth and robust transition between hovering like a multicopter and flying forward like a plane.”

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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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‘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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