News tagged with unmanned drone

News media challenge ban on journalism drones

More than a dozen media organizations challenged the U.S. government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates constitutional free press ...

dateMay 06, 2014 in Other
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For North Dakota, drones a possible growth market

U.S. and North Dakota officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems. And the remote northwestern state has positioned itself well to take advantage of its unique attributes: ...

dateApr 27, 2014 in Engineering
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Suspected NKorean drones crude, reflect new threat

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech—equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars—but ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Security
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Small drones hit US regulatory turbulence

Hovering like mechanical sparrows over a windswept Maryland field on a bright Saturday afternoon, small drones seem harmless—but they are at the center of an ardent dogfight over US regulations.

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Engineering
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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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Commercial use of drones has already taken flight

The camera swoops over the green expanse of the Everglades hundreds of feet below, like many helicopter shots you've seen on television. But suddenly it dips and flies through a narrow, shaded canal where kayakers are paddling, ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Robotics
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MSU lands first drone

Farmers can now get a birds-eye view of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone.

dateSep 10, 2013 in Engineering
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NASA image: Rim Fire update—Aug. 30, 2013

Update for August 30, 2013 - The fire is over 201,00 acres as of 6 am this morning, Aug. 30, 2013 with containment at 32%. More than 40,000 acres of that fire have burned within Yosemite National Park. At ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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