Skip to main content
Move the World.

Drone technology is fundamentally changing the way we respond to natural disasters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, rescue teams used drones extensively to map and triage affected areas, while utility and cellular providers used them to inspect damage and prioritize repairs. Cheap to operate and with the ability to cover widespread areas, drones are changing the game when it comes to cleaning up disaster zones.

Already credited with saving dozens of lives, the next generation of drones will have the ability to go where humans cannot, in order to measure temperature, air quality, and even radiation.

Up Next

Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
oncolytic virus therapy
Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.

In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.

Apps
App Helps Families Know What To Do When Someone Dies
What To Do When Someone Dies
Apps
App Helps Families Know What To Do When Someone Dies
The Empathy app is designed to help grieving families know what to do when someone dies and then actually guide them through the tasks, step by step.

The Empathy app is designed to help grieving families know what to do when someone dies and then actually guide them through the tasks, step by step.

Artificial Intelligence
Smart Traffic Lights Ease Congestion on City Streets
smart Traffic Lights
Artificial Intelligence
Smart Traffic Lights Ease Congestion on City Streets
Smart traffic lights by startup NoTraffic use AI to improve the flow of traffic in cities, minimizing carbon emissions and delays for first responders.

Smart traffic lights by startup NoTraffic use AI to improve the flow of traffic in cities, minimizing carbon emissions and delays for first responders.

Hacking for Good
DEF CON Hackers Compete to Hijack a Satellite in Orbit
hacking satellites
Hacking for Good
DEF CON Hackers Compete to Hijack a Satellite in Orbit
DEF CON’s Space Security Challenge 2020 tasked teams with hacking satellites. The grand prize? Nothing less than the moon.

DEF CON’s Space Security Challenge 2020 tasked teams with hacking satellites. The grand prize? Nothing less than the moon.

Coronavirus
Bats May Provide Clues for Treating COVID-19
treating covid 19
Coronavirus
Bats May Provide Clues for Treating COVID-19
Bats have long lives despite playing host to numerous viruses. Three scientists believe bats' immune systems may help develop new ways of treating COVID-19.

Bats have long lives despite playing host to numerous viruses. Three scientists believe bats' immune systems may help develop new ways of treating COVID-19.

Archeology
The Tech That’s Revolutionizing Archeology with Josh Gates
The Tech That’s Revolutionizing Archeology with Josh Gates
Archeology
The Tech That’s Revolutionizing Archeology with Josh Gates
In our interview with renowned adventurer Josh Gates, the host of Expedition Unknown discusses the beautiful connection between tech and archaeologists.

In our interview with renowned adventurer Josh Gates, the host of Expedition Unknown discusses the beautiful connection between tech and archaeologists.

Environment
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
Environment
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
Icefin, a semi-autonomous research vessel, is on a mission to search for clues about one of the continent’s fastest melting glaciers, the Thwaites Glacier.
By Sarah Wells

Icefin, a semi-autonomous research vessel, is on a mission to search for clues about one of the continent’s fastest melting glaciers, the Thwaites Glacier.

Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them...
By Duane Mitchell

More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them fight back.