Tag: drones

The snow patrol drones saving skiers from an icy death

Image copyright Robodrone Image caption Rescue teams say drones can sometimes halve search times Being buried alive is a scenario most of us thankfully only experience in nightmares. But for off-piste skiing fans, lured by the thrill of carving their own tracks through fresh powder snow, it’s an ever-present risk. More than 150 people – mostly skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers… Read more →

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Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers

Image copyright Lake Kivu Challenge Image caption Rwanda is an attractive market for drone companies Death comes fast, says Temie Giwa-Tubosun, as we sit in the scorching sunshine of Rwanda’s capital Kigali. She’s talking about post-partum haemorrhage – women bleeding after childbirth. “I’m always amazed that more attention isn’t paid to this – it’s the biggest cause of death in… Read more →

The stealthy little drones that fly like insects

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Engineers admire the dragonfly’s flying ability, but have found it impossible to mimic When Storm Ciara swept across the UK in February, Alex Caccia was strolling on Oxford’s Port Meadow watching birds take to the air. He marvelled at their indifference to high winds: “While airliners were grounded by the weather the birds couldn’t… Read more →