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 ...
Drones left out of air traffic plans
Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft ...
Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard
U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.
Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail
The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.
US names New York test site for small drones
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday a fifth test site for small drones, as it continues to hammer out regulations for their use in US airspace.
Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small
The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, ...
Drones take flight into a world of possibilities
Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk besides you—it's airborne.
CNN launches research for drones in journalism
CNN said Monday it was launching a research project with the Georgia Institute of Technology on how drones could be used for newsgathering by media organizations.
US gov't moves to ban drones in 400 national parks (Update)
The U.S. National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres (34 million hectares) of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten ...
Drone images transferred in real time to rescue workers on the ground
At the end of May 2014, Epson and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), an independent organization, conducted tests in the city of Sakaide in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, ...
Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the US farm
Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.
US gives BP first license to fly drone over land
Cautious US aviation regulators announced Tuesday they have given oil company BP the first commercial license to fly a drone aircraft over land.
Drones give farmers an eye in the sky to check on crop progress
This growing season, crop researchers at the University of Illinois are experimenting with the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – on the university's South Farms.
Robot warriors pose ethical dilemna
With the increasing use of drones in military operations, it is perhaps only a matter of time before robots replace soldiers. Whether fully automated war is on the immediate horizon, one researcher says it's not too early ...