Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians' lives – but there are obstacles.
Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, but one piece doesn't get enough attention: cleaning up the mess that's left behind.
Modified commercial drones are getting more powerful and can easily be turned into weapons. A researcher argues for ways to prevent their development.
Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Drones are now an integral part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned theatre engagement. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?
Scientists have used drones and 3D modelling to work out the weight of Earth's largest mammals without killing them.
You're as free to write anything in the sky as you are to post it on the internet, provided you have a plane, or a pilot willing to relay your message.
New technologies can help locate large methane leaks in a faster and more effective manner.
Many fans think the VAR is ruining the Women's World Cup.
In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
These days surveillance isn't just CCTV. Police now have access to body cams, drones and facial recognition systems – and it's helping police not only solve crime, but prevent it too.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They're very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
Nobody has yet figured out what the rules are for drones or what constitutes 'good manners' for drone operators. But there are legitimate reasons a drone might be near your home.
Science fiction has made us vigilant of 'killer robots' in our midst, but they're far closer than many of us realise.
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
Drones already help with search and rescue, but teaching machines to identify victims on their own could free up human rescuers to do other crucial work.
Drone technology plays a vital role in gathering accurate wildlife data. But this alone isn't enough to save Africa's elephants.
CASA says we could have flying taxis operating in Australia within five years. But there are a few hurdles to clear before we see ride sharing happening in the air rather than on the ground.
Drones are being used to combat malaria in Zanzibar.
The UK has fallen victim to drones, chemical weapons and cyber-attacks in recent years. But at least it's got a really big boat.