Flying Robots could be the Key to Eradicating Malaria

Jun 18, 2020

Scientists are using drones to deliver female mosquito's birth control.Using industry-standard drones, scientists working in Brazil have developed a new method to safely air-drop sterile male mosquitoes into areas of high infection to trick female mosquitoes in mating with them -- subsequently creating non-viable eggs and driving down the overall population. Air-dropping these male mosquitoes, instead of manually releasing them on the ground in these areas, was just as effective at driving down mosquito populations as ground releases but was 20 times cheaper. Inverse


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