Humanitarian Aid Paper Airplane

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s a paper airplane for humanitarian aid!

Here’s how it works: An aircraft lifts an APSARA glider into the air and transports it to a planned location. Factoring in wind and other data, it then drops the paper drone so it glides down in a spiral motion, hitting a pre-set GPS spot within a 33-foot radius.

People can then unpack the supplies, and the paper airplane will disappear after time due to its mycelium frame, which is a flexible, cellulose-based material. That ensures these kinds of humanitarian missions wouldn’t leave the ground littered with cardboard.

(via Mashable)

 

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