Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The Defense Department is increasingly using a technology known as UAVs -- commonly called "drones" -- in the Middle East. However, other agencies are using drones in other capacities, such as Homeland Security is also using them to patrol the border. The use of drones is controversial, as some have taken expressed privacy and other concerns.
June 18 Chinese aerospace companies aren't hindered by rules against selling UAVs.
June 12 Congress is moving toward a more drone-based border system.
June 5 Experiment participants drive a small quad-copter with their thoughts.
May 21 Competition planned for massive cloud storage contract.
May 15 The tech company's venture-capital arm believes non-lethal uses for drones are spreading.
May 14 Drones may be used to replace "mules" in the drug business.
May 14 Is this legal?
April 9 Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.
April 1 Anti-drone group starts targeted protests April 4.
April 1 Mini base stations aboard unmanned aircraft may soon provide troops with smartphone reception.
March 28 National Journal catches up with Michael Toscano, chief of the unmanned vehicle industry group.
March 27 It would be easy to replace our current killing program with a slightly altered one with sufficient protections for innocent civilians, American citizens, and rule of law.
March 26 Conservation drones can be smaller and less sophisticated than those used in warfare.
March 25 A new Gallup poll suggests that public support for drone use, while broad, narrows as strikes get closer to home.
March 25 More than 3,000 people have died as a result of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004.
March 22 U.S. robotic warfare precedent could be fearsome on a global scale.
March 22 Congress has already directed the FAA to find a safe way for drones to fly for commercial purposes by 2015.
March 20 The White House plans to take the power to launch drone strikes away from the CIA and make the program the exclusive to the Defense Department, according to reports.
March 15 Liberal ally says Americans can't be "kept in the dark" any longer on targeted killings.
March 7 Fighting fires, reducing crime, counting sea lions - the case for domestic UAVs.