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Google completes first drone delivery in the U.S.

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:39 PM

Google subsidiary Wing says that a family used the Wing app to order Tylenol, cough drops, Vitamin C tablets, bottled water and tissues

DRONE DELIVERY. This handout image obtained on September 19, 2019 courtesy of Wing Aviation LLC, shows a first-of-its-kind drone delivery service. Photo from Wing Aviation LLC/AFP

Amazon says drone deliveries coming 'within months'

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The drones are expected to shorten delivery times for many items to just one day for Amazon Prime members

AMAZON DELIVERIES. In this image released by Amazon, the company unveils its newest drone design for its 'Prime Air' fleet at the Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference 're: Mars' in Las Vegas on June 5, 2019. Photo by Jordan Stead/Amazon/AFP


Like Uber, but for organs: first kidney delivered by drone

May 04, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its 5-kilometer journey to its recipient: a 44-year-old woman from Baltimore who had spent 8 years on dialysis before the procedure

This image courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) shows a drone landin as it delivers a kidney for transplant at the UMMC in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 19, 2019. A kidney needed for transplantation has been delivered by a drone for the first time ever, the University of Maryland Medical Center said, a development that could herald faster and safer organ transport. The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its three mile (five kilometer) journey to its recipient HO / University of Maryland Medical Center / AFP

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Loon is Alphabet's radical project for global internet connectivity with balloons while Wing focuses on auto drone delivery technology to reduce fossil fuel use and urban congestion

LOON. The radical project from Google involves the use of balloons to deliver connectivity. Screenshot from Google.


Donuts in flight in 1st US-approved drone delivery

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:45 AM

This delivery marks the first time a retailer has worked with a drone delivery company to transport immediate consumables from store to home

DRONE DELIVERY. The first drone delivery on US soil made by convenience retailer 7-Eleven and the drone startup Flirtey includes a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts.  Photo from Flirtey's Twitter account