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Disaster survivors in remote areas could be kept alive by edible drones.

Drones can be crucial during natural disasters by transporting supplies to people in need, but they can only carry about 30 per cent of their mass as payload. But what if the delivery drones themselves were made of food? Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a drone with wings made of rice cakes. To create the wing, the rice cakes are laser-cut into hexagons and fixed together by gelatin. Then it is wrapped in protective plastic, before being fixed to the drone. A prototype of the drone was able to fly 10 meters per second. With a wingspan of 70 centimetres, it can transport enough rice cake and gelatin glue equivalent to one breakfast serving.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne – EPFL

Parks across the US are offering wheelchairs for disabled people to explore their states’ treasures of nature.

The motorised wheelchairs can over obstacles such as stumps, mud, snow, and more. Colorado was the first state to set the trend in 2017. Later the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources placed all-terrain wheelchairs in 12 of their state parks, boat launching sites, and trails. A parks and recreation consultant said, “We want to create an unforgettable outdoor experience for everyone, not just for people who can walk.”

Credit – Aimee Copeland Foundation.

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