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UAE developing drones for citizen services

The United Arab Emirates hopes to start using drones to fly government documents to citizens and is offering a $1 million international prize for unmanned aircraft that can improve the quality of life in ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Engineering
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FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Other
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NASA centers team up to tackle sonic boom

(Phys.org) —Since the Concorde's final landing at London's Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn't stopped ...

dateMar 18, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Correction: Movie Drones story

The U.S. government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Engineering
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Hard cold work and unsung science heroes

The Sierra went down over the Arctic Ocean, about 60 miles from the northernmost tip of North America. One moment the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its 20-foot wingspan was up in the sky, gathering ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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