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Gavia
Gavia

The US Navy Wants Undersea Gas Stations for Underwater Drones

Access to undersea gas stations could allow Gavias and other underwater drones to spend more time scanning the seabed, searching for crash survivors or locating enemy mines.
David Axe
4.23.18
DRONES
DRONES

Female Racers Are Angry the Drone Racing League Is Hosting Its Championship in Saudi Arabia

“DRL is holding their contest in one of the most dangerous countries for women.”
Louise Matsakis
11.9.17
Offset
Offset

The Pentagon Wants Drone 'Swarms' to Support Infantry

DARPA asked robot-developers for a way to let small infantry units deploy swarms of 250 or more robots in urban areas.
David Axe
10.23.17
marvellous
marvellous

The Military-Industrial Complex Is Marvel's Newest Sponsor

Update: Marvel says that it "will not be proceeding with this partnership."
Jordan Pearson
Matthew Gault
10.6.17
drone rehab for birds
drone rehab for birds

Therapy Drones Are Helping Injured Falcons Fly Again

How a falconer and a drone got an injured gyrfalcon back in the skies.
Sarah Hewitt
8.31.17
firefighting
firefighting

Wildfires Are on the Rise and Technology Can’t Stop Them

We’re getting better at tracking and predicting fires. But when it comes to the biggest, deadliest blazes, there isn’t much to do but evacuate.
Jacob Dubé
7.20.17
speed daemons
speed daemons

I Watched a Drone Break the World Speed Record

163.5 mph is very, very fast for a quadcopter.
Louise Matsakis
7.14.17
DRONES
DRONES

Meet the Drone Squad That Wants to Catch Rockslides Before They Happen

The volunteer rescue group is trying to save Italy from another devastating natural disaster.
Federico Formica
7.2.17
NODAPL
NODAPL

Drone Journalist Faces 7 Years in Prison for Filming Dakota Pipeline Protests

Police called his use of the drone "an act of violence."
Jason Koebler
5.25.17
War Is Boring
War Is Boring

Robotic Fighter Jets Fly Into Mock Combat

A totally unmanned F-16.
David Axe
5.17.17
Drone Versus the Volcano
Drone Versus the Volcano

Watch Scientists Fly a Drone Through a Frickin' Volcano

Drones are a boon to volcanologists who would rather not die in a fiery hellpit.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.17
drone drama
drone drama

Drone Pilots Are Freaking Out About Canada’s Strict New Regulations

Some hobbyists say they might give up their drones for good.
Bryson Masse
3.27.17