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Drones are particularly useful for delivering packages or carrying out search-and-rescue missions. But there is still no effective way to keep them powered up for long periods of time. So a team of Chinese researchers is planning to remotely recharge them with laser beams.
Traditional methods for detecting odours in wastewater treatment plants are not only slow and costly, but they also fail to quickly identify the root of the problem. A team of Spanish researchers has come up with a solution: an electronic nose attached to a drone that identifies bad smells in real time.
While Native American tribes historically performed weather modification rituals that attempted to invoke rain, nowadays drones and electrical discharges are being used to create rainfall in the desert. But to what extent can these technologies be used to manipulate the weather?