Why you shouldn't fear the dawn of the drones

In the not too distant future, you may hear the hum of a drone's rotors as it descends upon you and be filled with a sense of relief, not panic. After all, it's coming to save you, not harm you.

Is it Legal to Fly Drones for Mapping in the United States?

There is no about it, drones (also referred to as UAVs and UAS) are a disruptive technology that will significantly impact geospatial professionals not only in the U.S., but around the world. While the mainstream media has mostly pushed the panic button with regards to privacy and drones, you don’t often read a discussion about using drones for mapping.

Creep bugs woman with drone

In Capitol Hill Seattle's complaints blog, a woman has reported a stranger flying a drone near her house and refusing to leave. 

China's Wing Loong based on US Reaper drone

The United States military has been operating its armed MQ-9 Reaper drone since 2007.

How to spoof and 'jack a UAV

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have successfully demonstrated how the GPS signals of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be commandeered by hackers. 



Northrop showcases Triton UAV

The Pentagon is significantly increasing the deployment of unmanned aircraft for wartime missions and peacetime surveillance operations.

The weaponization of domestic drones

The deployment of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement agencies within the continental United States is obviously a controversial topic.

UAV could be most efficient yet

University of Colorado Boulder researchers say they've developed a UAV that flies farther and faster, and uses less fuel, than any other of its size.

DARPA wants you to design its next UAV

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had a great idea about how to develop the next generation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - it wants you to do it.

US drones help Brits fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Unmanned American drones are helping British soldiers deployed in Afghanistan to step up their fight against the Taliban. 

BAE uncloaks unmanned combat aircraft

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has uncloaked an advanced unmanned combat aircraft prototype.

Global Hawk UAV completes GloPac mission

NASA's unmanned Global Hawk aircraft has successfully completed four science flights over the Pacific Ocean.

US Air Force preps WaveRider for hypersonic flight

The US Air Force is preparing the unmanned X-51A WaveRider for its first hypersonic flight on Tuesday, May 25.