Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say
Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prevent terrorists from hacking or jamming signals that control the aircraft, lawmakers said Thursday.
Taking a bird's eye view could cut wildlife collisions with aircraft
Using lights to make aircraft more visible to birds could help reduce the risk of bird strikes, new research by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has found. The study, which examined how Canada geese responded to different ...
Solar plane leaves Morocco for Spain
A solar-powered aircraft left the Moroccan capital on Friday for Madrid on its return journey to its home port in Switzerland, an AFP correspondent reported.
Conduct code for unmanned aircraft is unveiled
A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns.
Unmanned aircraft systems club scores high finish in first competition
The first year of competition has been a winning one for Kansas State University Salina's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Club.
Storm researcher calls for new air safety guidelines
Aircraft turbulence guidelines should be completely rewritten after new research by Centre of Excellence chief investigator Dr. Todd Lane revealed thunderstorms could produce unexpected turbulence more than ...
Nepal launches drones to combat poachers
Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.
Aircraft engineered with failure in mind may last longer
Complex systems inhabit a "gray world" of partial failures, MITs Olivier de Weck says: While a system may continue to operate as a whole, bits and pieces inevitably degrade. Over time, these small failures ...
Japan to develop drones to monitor radiation
Japan's atomic energy authority and the country's space agency Tuesday announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after last year's nuclear disaster.
Space shuttle 'grazes' wing in final river voyage
The final frontier may be tough, but, as a damaged wingtip proves, the space shuttle Enterprise's final journey by barge through New York is no picnic.
Aircraft hit birds, kangaroos, even turtles in Australia
The rate of Australian aircraft hitting birds increased sharply in the last decade, with data Monday showing that even kangaroos, wombats and turtles are occasionally involved in accidents.
Sun-powered plane waits for better weather to continue trip
The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse is waiting for weather conditions to improve before continuing on its first transcontinental flight, organisers said Wednesday.
Solar Impulse takes off on first intercontinental flight
The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse on Thursday took off for Morocco on its first intercontinental flight attempt without using a drop of fuel.
Unique research laboratory focuses on making aircraft engines more efficient
Travel on airlines has become so routine for most of us, we often fail to appreciate what a true technological marvel it is. And its a costly and noisy marvel. Moving millions of passengers millions of miles each year ...