US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones
The US Air Force is unable to keep up with a growing demand for pilots capable of operating drones, partly due to a shortage of volunteers, according to a new study.
Review: Phantom quadcopter a fun consumer drone
Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, are revolutionizing warfare. Now, some of that technology is coming home from the war, to amuse us and give us an aerial perspective on our surroundings.
Florida mulls drone war on the mosquito
Wash. state scientists using drones to spy on nature
LA PUSH, Clallam County, Wash. - model airplane. As the propeller started to whirl, Morgan cocked his arm and flung the plane as if he were throwing a spear.
Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing (Update)
The U.S. Navy says it has landed a drone the size of a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time.
UN Africa commanders call for better technology
(AP)—The commanders of two peacekeeping missions in Africa appealed Wednesday for more sophisticated military technology to stay ahead of armed groups threatening civilians and government.
Researchers provide first-ever academic study of journalists' and private citizens' use of drones
(Phys.org) —Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and ...
Use of drones raises questions
Drones – UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles – are not exactly ubiquitous yet. But that future may not be far away.
Smartphones, drones, to save lives in Malawi
A mobile phone equipped to measure heart rate, body temperature and breathing, with a digital medical manual for health care staff. Unmanned drones that can drop medicine and collect blood samples in remote areas. Researchers ...
Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones
At the time it premiered, the film "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. ...
US Navy launches unmanned aircraft from carrier
The U.S. Navy for the first time Tuesday launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean, as it wades deeper into America's drone program amid growing concerns ...
China emerging as new force in drone warfare
(AP)—Determined to kill or capture a murderous Mekong River drug lord, China's security forces considered a tactic they'd never tried before: calling a drone strike on his remote hideaway deep in the hills ...
Rights group launches campaign to ban 'killer robots'
A global rights group launched a campaign on Tuesday to ban Terminator-style "killer robots" amid fears the rise of drone warfare could lead to machines with the power to make their own decisions about killing ...
Israeli official says drones could replace planes
Israel's air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield operation executed today by piloted aircraft, a high-ranking Israeli officer told The Associated ...