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.
November 17, 2014 This biodegradable vehicle, developed to protect sensitive ecosystems, invited a closer look at the positive uses of drone technology.
November 17, 2014 Will the laser work in actual warfare? Nobody knows exactly.
October 15, 2014 Many enthusiasts see a future in which drones could prove as transformational—and as popular—as the personal computer.
October 14, 2014 Experts say the highly classified plane—which returns to Earth today—could be testing spacecraft longevity or developing anti-satellite weapons.
September 29, 2014 This device, now in development, introduces a new way to use drones.
August 28, 2014 One pastor is using drones as a metaphor.
August 20, 2014 Why so many groups are against them, but haven't agreed on what they are
August 7, 2014 This drone project could save lives in far-flung rural communities—and perhaps pioneer the system globally.
August 5, 2014 An online installation asks us to accept an all-but-certain future of drones in cities, and to rethink our relationship to them.
August 1, 2014 It's difficult to cross man with details on every secret drone strike you've authorized—especially the legally dubious ones.
July 18, 2014 Drones can take photos, even stand in as the ring bearer. But are they legal?
July 14, 2014 Once a symbol of outright American military superiority, drones are on their way to becoming an ordinary weapon of war.
July 11, 2014 Just don’t expect one at your front porch anytime soon.
July 8, 2014 Proposed emergency funding contains $39 million for aerial surveillance, including unmanned aircraft operations.
June 24, 2014 Instead of a library card, you'll need training, a professor's endorsement, and a willingness to assume liability for accidents.
June 3, 2014 If the FAA approves, filmmakers could be among the first to use commercial drones.
May 15, 2014 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, 2014 The discovery has fueled worry that the secretive and erratic northern country might soon use armed drones against South Korea.
May 7, 2014 The National Park Service says its ban on drones doesn’t just apply to Yosemite.
April 30, 2014 Out in the desert it's hard to know when one solar panel among millions has failed. Unless you're a drone.
April 22, 2014 Sprawling, citywide events such as marathons present a particularly thorny security problem.
April 17, 2014 People are, unsurprisingly, distrustful of unmanned aerial vehicles.
April 15, 2014 DARPA’s turning unmanned aerial vehicles into very mobile hotspots.
April 15, 2014 The drone maker will help Google with its "Project Loon" initiative, which looks to provide internet access to remote areas.
March 28, 2014 Mark Zuckerberg sets his sights on bringing the Web to "every person in the world."
March 25, 2014 The drones collect data on crops from hundreds of feet above.
March 20, 2014 The FAA wants to clear up the confusion. Here's a helpful guide.
March 17, 2014 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, 2014 Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years.
March 10, 2014 The FAA is appealing a judge’s ruling that a ban on commercial drones lacks proper authority.
March 7, 2014 Today, Florida. Tomorrow, Mars.
March 7, 2014 The fine was the first leveled by the Federal Aviation Administration over the commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
March 4, 2014 Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company Titan Aerospace, which is developing autonomous solar-powered aircraft.
February 26, 2014 But security is still Jeh Johnson's priority, the department's new secretary tells Congress.
February 25, 2014 A recent case in Connecticut is testing whether remote-controlled reporting could one day be a real option.
February 24, 2014 The U.S. military is becoming more digital, specialized, and automated—just like the rest of the world.
February 18, 2014 The use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick.
February 12, 2014 Your red roses and blue violets just got grounded.
January 30, 2014 It seemed like a foolproof business model, but the FAA says it’s illegal.
January 30, 2014 They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.