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.
July 18 Drones can take photos, even stand in as the ring bearer. But are they legal?
July 14 Once a symbol of outright American military superiority, drones are on their way to becoming an ordinary weapon of war.
July 11 Just don’t expect one at your front porch anytime soon.
July 8 Proposed emergency funding contains $39 million for aerial surveillance, including unmanned aircraft operations.
June 24 Instead of a library card, you'll need training, a professor's endorsement, and a willingness to assume liability for accidents.
June 3 If the FAA approves, filmmakers could be among the first to use commercial drones.
May 15 Last week’s near-collision between a hobby drone and a passenger aircraft portends what could happen as the sky gets a lot more crowded.
May 8 The discovery has fueled worry that the secretive and erratic northern country might soon use armed drones against South Korea.
May 7 The National Park Service says its ban on drones doesn’t just apply to Yosemite.
April 30 Out in the desert it's hard to know when one solar panel among millions has failed. Unless you're a drone.
April 22 Sprawling, citywide events such as marathons present a particularly thorny security problem.
April 17 People are, unsurprisingly, distrustful of unmanned aerial vehicles.
April 15 DARPA’s turning unmanned aerial vehicles into very mobile hotspots.
April 15 The drone maker will help Google with its "Project Loon" initiative, which looks to provide internet access to remote areas.
March 28 Mark Zuckerberg sets his sights on bringing the Web to "every person in the world."
March 25 The drones collect data on crops from hundreds of feet above.
March 20 The FAA wants to clear up the confusion. Here's a helpful guide.
March 17 The Flying Donkey Challenge will support the development of drones that can be used to carry goods to market and deliver medication to remote villages.
March 11 Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years.
March 10 The FAA is appealing a judge’s ruling that a ban on commercial drones lacks proper authority.