The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that up to 10,000 commercial drones might end up in American skies after new guidelines are improved.
Many birds can zip at high speed through a forest without crashing into trees. But, say MIT researchers, there's a top speed at which this is possible, and it's an important factor in designing drones.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off an initiative to develop advanced applications capable of coordinating various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs.
Raytheon and the US Navy say they have successfully used a combined-beam fiber laser to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.