Drones deliver medical supplies in Rwanda

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The application of drones is burgeoning. In the last few months alone, we’ve written about three innovations that use drone technology to provide solutions to environmental or humanitarian problems. This solar powered ‘aqua drone’ that collects marine waste from harbours, a US wildlife service that drops bait laced with vaccinations to prairie dogs, and a humanitarian food delivery drone whose wings and body are made from food containers. Now, in Rwanda, the world's first national drone delivery network is used to shuttle emergency medical supplies to patients in remote locations. San Francisco based startup, Zipline, has partnered with the Rwandan…

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