A medical facility in Maryland has become the first to use a drone to deliver a kidney for transplant into a patient. The specially built drone is capable of maintaining and monitoring a viable human organ during flight. The post Drone delivers life-saving kidney for transplant patient in world first appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A drone captured this absolutely bonkers footage of a tornado from the air on Tuesday. It followed the small twister for several minutes as it traversed open land near Sulphur, Oklahoma. It’s stunning to see the tornado churning across the landscape for several minutes before finally dying out. It’s especially cool at about the 1:30 mark when it rips right over a pond, sucking up water into its vortex.  The video was captured by Brandon Clement, a storm chaser who caught a break as a lack of rain…

A new task force has been set up to tackle the problem of drone incursions at U.S. airports, with the Federal Aviation Administration saying it now receives as many as 100 such reports a month. The post Rogue drone pilots flying near airports to be tackled by new task force appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Two weeks after Project Wing earned approval to make drone deliveries in Canberra, Australia, the Google offshoot got the greenlight to launch a similar service in the US. On Tuesday, Wing became the […] The post FAA Greenlights Google Wing Drone Deliveries in US appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

In what may well be a world first, botanists in Hawaii recently used a drone to find a species of plant that scientists believed was extinct. The plant was located on a sheer cliff face nearly 20 years after its last sighting. The post Hawaiian botanists’ drone discovers a plant thought to be lost forever appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends