All over the country, novice drone pilots are launching their new Christmas presents skywards. But do they all know the rules? Here's a primer.
Without a human operator on board, how can a drone steer clear of collisions? Technology from autonomous cars can help.
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today's autonomous weapons?
What if your first contact with the Western world was witnessing an atomic test? This is the story of Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, told in stunning virtual reality in animation/documentary hybrid Collisions.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
Seagulls in flight are a nuisance no more.
Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.
Here's the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
Technology poses a challenge to how we treat suspects and police society.
If, like auto racing, drone racing becomes a long-lasting sport yielding financial rewards for backers of winning teams, might new technologies find their way into commercial and consumer products?
After the recent collapse of part of the Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex there's an increased awareness of the danger of rockfalls on Britain's coast.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
Drones are useful tools for studying and protecting wildlife. But with their growing popularity comes a growing need to make sure they don't harm the animals they're trying to observe.
New and imagined digital technologies have important ethical implications. We should devise relevant social norms through a high-profile, public, collaborative process.
US President Barack Obama would do well to refocus America's interventions in Africa to support peaceful activists fighting for democracy.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
A bill before Congress could pave the way for the opening of our backyards, neighborhoods, business properties and campuses to commercial drone traffic.
Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.