I launched a blood-delivering drone

The droneís engines are running, and I have 30 seconds to twist the red safety switch on top of the metal control panel, hold the blue button, and then press the green button to launch the drone. It was like playing a high-tech Bop It, and the payoff was sending a nearly seven-foot-long autonomous fix-winged aircraft zipping off its metal runway and into the sky. Iím at drone delivery startup Ziplineís new test site in Californiaís Central Valley to check out the new vehicle it was unveiling: a white-bodied, red-winged, battery-powered glider with a 10-foot wingspan thatís designed to air drop packages of medical supplies midflight. The buttons are on a metal control box mounted to a clear plastic shield that stands between my face and... Continue reading…

I launched a blood-delivering drone

Fri 13 Apr 18 from The Verge

These Medical Delivery Drones Could Soon Be Supplying U.S. Hospitals

After successfully developing a program that flies blood to hospitals in Rwanda, the medical drone company is nearing FAA approval to help cut down the time it takes to get supplies to health ...

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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