The war in Ukraine has dramatically increased the use of drones in warfare, from repurposed consumer quadcopters to flying bombs to remotely piloted warplanes.
High-power microwave weapons are useful for disabling electronics. A new report says they ‘plausibly explain’ some ailments suffered by US diplomats and CIA agents in Cuba, China and other countries.
Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians’ lives – but there are obstacles.
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.
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.
Cheap, powerful, and more widely used by greater numbers of people, drones are causing a headache at supposedly secure locations worldwide.
Drones can be the best way to study animals but only if used responsibly.
The debate on autonomous weapons isn’t paying enough attention to the technology already in use.
Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are already saving lives in search and rescue operations, but they still need improvements if they’re to be widely used in the most dangerous situations.
Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
Get a taste of a drone-enabled future by looking at innovations and explorations from researchers, students and employees at one of the nation’s largest university systems.
Tremendous technology is on a collision course with reality.
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.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
Here’s the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
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?
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.