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Do Not Fear the Drones Air-Dropping 50,000 Mosquitoes From Above

In the name of science and disease prevention, a team of scientists and engineers has been using drones to drop tens of thousands of lab-designed mosquitoes in Brazil, in an attempt to drive down populations of Aedes aegypti, which carries Zika, dengue and yellow fever. The team plans to have 30 drone-dispensing mosquito stations around the world by 2020.  If it sounds like a scary movie, there’s nothing to fear, the scientists assured.  Read more...



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