Somewhere in my hopper of topics waiting for a podcast treatment lie UAVs — Uncrewed Airborn Vehicles. In other words, autonomous aircraft.
In the meantime, New Scientist gives us a bit of video describing how UAVs (to date, mostly applied to military uses) may well prove useful in quickly delivering medical samples (blood, saliva, etc.) from rural areas to medical labs elsewhere — or for delivering emergency medicines in the opposite direction.
And if this strikes your fancy, you’ll want to check out the accompanying New Scientist online article.