DRONES

hands on
hands on

New Drone 'Cockpits' Aim to Make Remote Warfare Feel More Real

Improved ergonomics alone can’t lift the moral burden on drone operators far removed from the battlefield, for whom life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work.
David Axe
7.12.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program

The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
by the way
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
flying pie
flying pie

Pilot This Drone Made Out of Pizza Directly Into My Mouth

deDrones crafted a flyable, edible quadcopter from pizza crust.
Samantha Cole
5.16.18
sUASs
sUASs

Experts to US Army: Beware Swarming Drones

It doesn't help that many of the weapons the Army could use to shoot down small drones—guns, missiles and lasers—cost far more than a quadcopter does
David Axe
3.7.18
Public Service Announcements
Public Service Announcements

The New York City Drone Film Festival Is Proving Drone Filmography Doesn't Have to Suck

Going to a drone film festival is like watching the future happen in real time.
Jason Koebler
2.21.18
lost cities
lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.18
Skynet
Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
All Fronts
All Fronts

How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria

"As both Islamic State and Amazon have shown, small drones are an efficient way of carrying a payload to a target."
David Axe
1.12.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Pilot Using Drones to Empower Marginalized Communities

Rhianna Lakin deploys drones to help people in need, and she's training others to do the same.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
Low Altitudes
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins
1.4.18