4 days ago
A video on Facebook claims that FARC rebels in Colombia are now using drones that shoot bullets. But is it actually true?
Nigeria is aiming to stem a spate of kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea with a slew of new equipment - including nearly $200 million worth of drones, helicopters and boats. But experts say the country also needs to tackle deep-seated issues onshore - including endemic poverty in the Niger Delta and corruption in security agencies - if it has any hope of a lasting solution to the rash of abductions.
From Guatemala to Iceland and Reunion Island, several volcanoes erupted last month, prompting us to ask what kind of technology is now helping scientists monitor and predict their activity. From satellites to drones but also artificial intelligence, volcanologists have a variety of high-tech tools at their disposal.
7 Jun 2020
In this week's show we're putting the focus on how France's response to Covid-19 has threatened the country's founding notion of "liberté" or freedom. Between lockdown, restrictions on freedom of movement, a ban on gatherings and forcibly shuttered shops, individual and collective rights have been dealt some serious setbacks in the name of beating the pandemic.
26 Dec 2019
Drones near airports are a serious danger for air traffic. Germany has yet to figure out how to tackle the problem.
28 Nov 2019
Drones have taken to the skies over Zanzibar, spraying paddy fields with a solution that drowns mosquito pupae and larvae to fight malaria.
5 Oct 2019
From locating forest fires in California, to getting a 3D map of the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris - drones are proving to be a game changer for emergency responders who are increasingly using the technology in their day-to-day operations.
26 Sep 2019
New drones designed to spot crocodiles have been unveiled in Queensland, Australia in order to better protect tourists.
2 May 2018
France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project ''The Observers''.
28 Dec 2017
A snowstorm in Erie leaves more than 65 inches of snow, triggering a state of emergency.
7 Dec 2017
Researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos using consumer drones.