drones

Breakthrough drone-powered mosquitos: “absolutely no impact” on other species

A technological breakthrough, whereby radiation-treated mosquitos are released by drone to limit the spread of diseases such as malaria and Zika, will not have any damaging effect on other wildlife.

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FEATURE: Does drone technology hold promise for the UN?

Drone technology appears to be taking off at the United Nations, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for various purposes, including in humanitarian, development and peacekeeping operations.

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s challenges

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood - the latest technological advances are converging to make the “unthinkable happen.”

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Drones to help protect civilians of South Sudan

Unmanned-drones used for civilian protection could be taking to the skies of South Sudan following changes to the UN mission’s mandate there.

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