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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.

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Drug Delivery
Medicine
Weird, Synthetic Intestinal Lining Could Make Treating Diseases Easier
A synthetic intestinal lining could make it easier for doctors to control drug delivery and nutrient absorption in patients.

A synthetic intestinal lining could make it easier for doctors to control drug delivery and nutrient absorption in patients.

Computer Science
Is It Possible to Predict the Next Black Swan Event?
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Computer Science
Is It Possible to Predict the Next Black Swan Event?
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Extremely rare but massively disruptive, no one sees a black swan event coming. But researchers are building a method that may change that.

Genetics
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Breast Cancer Treatment
Genetics
Genetic “Off Switch” May Lead to New Breast Cancer Treatment
A much-needed triple negative breast cancer treatment could center on the suppression of a single gene identified in a new Tulane University study.

A much-needed triple negative breast cancer treatment could center on the suppression of a single gene identified in a new Tulane University study.

Robotics
The Coronavirus Hospital Staffed by Robots
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Robotics
The Coronavirus Hospital Staffed by Robots
A robot-run coronavirus hospital in Wuhan, China, is just one remarkable example of how technology is helping combat the global COVID-19 outbreak.

A robot-run coronavirus hospital in Wuhan, China, is just one remarkable example of how technology is helping combat the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Public Health
What Is Protecting Kids Against the Coronavirus?
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Public Health
What Is Protecting Kids Against the Coronavirus?
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Something is protecting kids against the coronavirus, and researchers want to figure out what it is so they can use it to develop a treatment.

A Greener Future
A “Death-Ray” for Weeds Could Replace Chemical Weed Killers
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A Greener Future
A “Death-Ray” for Weeds Could Replace Chemical Weed Killers
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Dr. Graham Brodie of the University of Melbourne is working on a device for zapping stubborn weeds with microwaves.

Digital Detectives
Hackers Find Missing People for Fun
Hackers Find Missing People for Fun
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DIY
The Homemade Internet Service
The Homemade Internet Service
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DIY
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Science
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