How Far Away Is Your Air Taxi?
The new electric, vertical-lift designs might mean it’s closer than you think.
Dragonfly Is the First Aircraft Built for the Outer Solar System
NASA returns to Saturn’s largest moon with a rover that can fly.
How Many Drones Are Smuggling Drugs Across the U.S. Southern Border?
Answer: Nobody knows.
The Flying Farmhand
This agricultural drone requires no human supervision at all.
Drones Help to Map Historic Jamestown
Archeologists at Virginia’s 17th-century settlement have new ways to study old things.
When is a Drone Swarm Not a Swarm?
A recent attack on Russian bases was coordinated, but hardly an example of artificial intelligence.
Human Beats AI in a Drone Race, But Just Barely
In the long term, bet on the machine.
If Someone Has a Complaint About Drones, This FAA Inspector Hears About It
He knows whether a drone pilot has been naughty or nice, but he also keeps the cranks off their backs.
Flying COW Helps Puerto Rico Get Its Phone Service Back
A drone-based “cell tower” provides stopgap connectivity to the storm-ravaged island.
Should Localities Decide on Drone Policy? Not Everyone Thinks So
A new Federal pilot program will give local jurisdictions more say on drone flights, but the rationale is unclear.
It Finally Happened: A Passenger Airplane Hit a Drone
Luckily, there was little damage.
Thinking Smaller, the Air Force Learns a Thing or Two
After evaluating “light attack” aircraft, the military likes what it sees.
Meet Coyote, the Latest (and Smallest) Hurricane Hunter
NOAA sends disposable drones deep into storms, where it's too dangerous for airplanes.
Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC
The first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone.
By Pitching in to Help Storm Victims, Drones Earn New Respect
Could their role in recent hurricanes finally mean a regulatory turning point?
Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators Than Pilots?
Video gamers’ psychology might be better-suited to flying drones.
You’ve Been Warned: Keep Your Drones Away From Military Bases
It won’t be long before the first legal shoot-down of an unpiloted intruder.
It’s Been a Bad Week for Chinese Drone Maker DJI
The world’s largest hobby UAV manufacturer takes a beating in the news.
U.S. Army Puts a Halt to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Drones
Security concerns lead to ban of a popular brand of UAV.
Anti-Drone Technology Could Become a Billion-Dollar Business
Demand for drone countermeasures is growing rapidly.