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.
December 3 It's not just Amazon.
December 3 "We’re convinced that it’s going to be the next big paradigm in transportation."
December 2 Meet Flirtey and Shunfeng.
November 25 Vatican U.N. rep warns the U.S. about the moral pitfalls of its targeted killing program.
November 6 Feds would need a warrant for drone surveillance under Sen. Markey's bill.
November 4 It's technically possible but as a mainstream practice remains unfeasible.
October 11 Expanded societal roles for unmanned systems raise technical and cultural challenges.
September 24 Unmanned but not unpiloted, UAVs offer benefits that are waiting for policy to catch up.
September 13 For the particularly cartographically challenged.
September 4 One of China's biggest delivery companies is hoping to access remote areas with drone technology.
August 27 They can map the country's historic sites faster than humans, while also monitoring the areas for intruders.
August 21 The festival has released instructions for attendees who wish to fly full-sized unmanned aerial vehicles.
August 15 The weapons, like all significant advances in warfare, are essentially unfair.
August 14 Some can do search, rescue, and recovery operations—and pizza delivery.
August 14 Officials cancelled an earlier bid for the aircraft, but they've scaled back requirements in a new notice to contractors.
July 30 Will surveillance-state opponents start to fight at the municipal level, as anti-nuclear activists did in the 1970s and 1980s?
July 29 Aircraft will operate in Alaska to survey ice floes, whales and oil spills.
July 22 NSA's role in the CIA's drone operations began in 2001.
July 22 Colorado town considers hunting permits for drones.
July 15 The unmanned bombing craft were supposed to spark forest fires in the West but mostly missed their marks.