Pilotless aircraft will play critical roles in precision agriculture
Comparing an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging machine may seem odd, but that is how the director of the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute sees it.
Man takes responsibility for drone over White House
A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. ...
CNN wins go-ahead to test drones for news coverage
CNN said Monday it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US, the network said.
Drones must learn to navigate populated areas
For drones to make it to the big time, they will need to learn to get around in towns and cities—without falling on car hoods or crashing into pedestrians.
Arrival of the drones: 20 uses for unmanned aircraft
Most people think of drones as instruments of warfare, but as the Federal Aviation Administration slowly opens U.S. airspace to commercial use of unmanned aircraft, they are going to become more commonplace.
Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain
The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago.
Airplanes finally go hybrid-electric
An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon ...
FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign
Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.
First drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo
A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder City.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how ...
NASA image: Super Guppy spends a restful night in the NASA Langley hangar
NASA's Super Guppy aircraft, designed to transport extremely large cargo, rests after making a special delivery to the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The aircraft measures more than 48 ...
Drone revolution hovers on the horizon
Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts.
Congress told US lags other nations on drones
Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses ...
Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future
In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark aims to develop new and environmentally ...