The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.
2014 wasn't the year that drones first entered the consumer lexicon, but it did see the notion of using these unmanned vehicles to our advantage become much more palatable.
Readers who checked out our recent article on the Seahorse human-powered airboat may have noticed something at least as impressive in the accompanying video – a camera-equipped quadcopter that can land on the water to shoot underwater footage.
Document published by Wikileaks reveals agency's own internal review found key counter-terrorism strategy "may increase support" for the groups it targets.
The American military does a lot of work in the field of biomimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology.
A new weapon in America's superfast arms race with China
Gray Eagles find a new roost.
A Hot-Shot Magazine Editor And A Tijuana Teenager Met Online And Made $5 Million Building Drones.
The Army's ever-growing use of unmanned aerial systems has gotten to the point where two of the most commonly used UAS are getting their own airport.
With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air.
Aiming for Two Militant Leaders in Pakistan, U.S. Drone Pilots Killed 233 People, including 89 Children.
Aerial photographers beware. The National Transportation Safety Board declared "drones" are aircraft subject to regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration, overturning their decision that effectively made commercial drones legal.
The study said that drones have killed 1,147 unknown people over a 12-year period in Yemen and Pakistan in failed attempts to kill 41 named targets. One example of poor aim was the hunt for al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, who was twice targeted by
The growth in the availability of drones over the last few years has been explosive. In tracking the trend, Gizmag has covered everything from pocket-sized consumer quadcopters to Predator military models. A Romanian NGO, however, is promising that i
Company Plans to Start Selling Multirotor Helicopters With High-Definition Cameras Late Next Year
War on Terror: Drones Target 41 but Kill 1,147 Mostly Innocent men, Women, and Children.
Because when rockets are truly reusable, they're going to need a place to park.
A brief film highlights the century-long evolution of unmanned aircraft.
It has been more than two years since The New York Times revealed that "Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties" of his drone strikes which "in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants…
Launched just two months ago, 3D Robotics' Iris+ quadcopter has one big feature that separates it from the company's base Iris drone
A legal adviser met them there and said that "there was money awaiting us." He then picked up a blue plastic bag" Jaber said. Inside the bag was $100,000 in U.S. cash, "freshly minted" $100 bills wrapped in rubber bands, Jaber said. "The money was
Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services.
BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specially targeting small-scale drones flying at low attitude.
If there's anything we can take from the barrage of delivery drones to emerge recently, its that the technology has the potential to transport objects with unprecedented efficiency.
Unfortunately, sunny desert locations where solar arrays are often installed are also ideal for attracting layers of dust on the panels' surface. To maintain their effectiveness, the panels need to be kept clean, but this has proven a labor-intensive
Pennsylvania state police say they have a new silent ally in their search for suspected cop-killer Eric Frein -- an unmanned balloon equipped with high-resolution cameras.
This quadcopter can deliver life preservers a full minute faster than a human lifeguard.
Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent news organisation based at City University, London, has found that only 12% of victims of US drone strikes in Pakistan could be identified as militants.
Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun using drones to keep tabs on endangered killer whales off the west coast of the continent.
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