drones

File photo of a drone. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

FAA Grants First Permission For Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

File photo of an unmanned drone. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Future Drones Could Mimic Birds, Bats

New drones can mimic birds, bats, and insects, according to scientists.

05/27/2014

An image captured by a McEnearney Associates drone shows the aerial view of a house for sale on Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda. (credit: McEnearney Associates/John Domen All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Drones Giving Real Estate Industry an Aerial Advantage

Real estate companies are beginning to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones, to provide bird’s-eye views of properties with a quick fly-by.

05/27/2014

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Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Author Drone Memo Expected To Be Approved For Federal Judgeship

Bolstered by the promised public release of a secret legal memo, Senate Democrats are ready to approve a top federal judgeship for a former Obama administration official who helped formulate the justification for the drone killings of suspected American terrorists overseas.

05/22/2014

An image captured by a Montgomery County Fire Department drone. (credit: MCFRS/John Domen All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Montgomery County Fire Department Using Drones

The Montgomery County Fire Department has invest in three drones that they hope will save lives.

05/05/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: 63 Percent Of Americans Against Personal Drones Being Allowed In US Airspace

A majority of Americans are against U.S. airspace being used for personal drones.

04/22/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Court: White House Must Disclose Legal Justification For Using Drones To Kill Suspected American Terrorists Overseas

A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

04/21/2014

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. (credit: Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Poll: 39 Percent Of Americans Expect Teleportation Devices In Next 50 Years

A majority of Americans say that the technological developments of the next 50 years will have a positive impact on society, with 59 percent holding an “optimistic” view of various future tech advances ranging from positive to downright pervasive.

04/17/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder stated on Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives is currently exploring options for the use of domestic drones. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder: ATF ‘In Process’ Of Planning, Using Domestic Drones

Attorney General Eric Holder stated on Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives is currently exploring options for the use of domestic drones.

04/09/2014

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