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.
March 4 Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company Titan Aerospace, which is developing autonomous solar-powered aircraft.
February 26 But security is still Jeh Johnson's priority, the department's new secretary tells Congress.
February 25 A recent case in Connecticut is testing whether remote-controlled reporting could one day be a real option.
February 24 The U.S. military is becoming more digital, specialized, and automated—just like the rest of the world.
February 18 The use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick.
February 12 Your red roses and blue violets just got grounded.
January 30 It seemed like a foolproof business model, but the FAA says it’s illegal.
January 30 They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.
January 24 But key questions -- including how targets are chosen and an official civilian death count -- remain unanswered.
January 21 Voters in Deer Trail, Colo., will decide on the initiative in April.
December 23, 2013 Can Christmas-themed drones turn around the technology's reputation as killing machines?
December 3, 2013 It's not just Amazon.
December 3, 2013 "We’re convinced that it’s going to be the next big paradigm in transportation."
December 2, 2013 Meet Flirtey and Shunfeng.
November 25, 2013 Vatican U.N. rep warns the U.S. about the moral pitfalls of its targeted killing program.
November 6, 2013 Feds would need a warrant for drone surveillance under Sen. Markey's bill.
November 4, 2013 It's technically possible but as a mainstream practice remains unfeasible.
October 11, 2013 Expanded societal roles for unmanned systems raise technical and cultural challenges.
September 24, 2013 Unmanned but not unpiloted, UAVs offer benefits that are waiting for policy to catch up.
September 13, 2013 For the particularly cartographically challenged.