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U.S. Army Invests $33 Million in Drone Airport
The drones will launch off a 5,000-foot-long runway.
The Wedding That Became a Funeral: U.S. Still Silent One Year on From Deadly Yemen Drone Strike
A drone strike on a wedding convoy killed 12, but the U.S. refuses to acknowledge civilian deaths
November Drone Report: Strikes Spike in Yemen, Children Reportedly Killed in Pakistan
Though operations continue in Pakistan and Yemen, Somalia has third consecutive drone-free month.
Russia to Open Arctic Military Drone Base 420 Miles off the Alaskan Coast
The base will launch drones to patrol Russia's eastern waters and assist Russian navy
Iran Says It Has Flown Replica of U.S. Drone Captured in 2011
Iran has successfully launched a replica of a U.S. reconnaissance drone seized in 2011, according to state media
Zuckerberg Talks Internet Drones, Ebola, Newsfeed Changes in Live Q&A
Facebook team, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, addressed a slew of topics in its first global town hall.
France Investigates Mystery Drone Activity Over Nuclear Plants
Greenpeace denied involvement as the French government launched an investigation into a number of drone sightings above state-owned nuclear plants
China Deploys More Than 1,200 Troops, Two Fighter Jets, Over A Commercial Drone
Chinese military responds with full force over mysterious aircraft.
Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants, Says Report
Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found that only 295 out of 2,379 of victims of US drone strikes in Pakistan could be identified as militants
Drone Delivery for Amazon and Google Slowed by Headwinds
German company cancels second delivery drone mission due to inclement weather.
Cyber Moths With Backpacks Set to Fly Into Disaster Zones
In a game of catch up with the natural world, half-insect, half-machine drones are big news in computer engineering
Canada Adds Drones to Its Fight With Russia for the North Pole
Testing aims to make Canadian Armed Forces better prepared
U.S. Conducts Two More Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Iraq
The attacks included a drone strike on a mortar position.
The Next Chapter of Flight: Planes Without Pilots
78 companies are displaying unmanned drones at Farnborough air show this year, and they might be the future of air travel
Drone Photography Contest Awes From Above
The National Geographic competition highlights aerial artistry.
How Robot Dogs Are Changing the Face of Warfare
Israel, the US and the UK are all launching unmanned ground vehicles that will carry soldiers' weapons, climb steep hills and even identify bombs
Armed U.S. Aircraft Now Flying Over Iraq: Defense Officials
"What I would tell you is that we continue to fly both manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq at the ... Iraqi government's request," an official said
When Can the Federal Government Kill Its Citizens?
The release of a secret memo reignites debate over the death by drone of an American-born terror suspect
Obama's Drone War Shows No Signs of Ending
There are growing concerns in Washington that the net effect of the targeted-killing program may be counterproductive
U.S. Will Release Legal Reasoning for Drone Killings of American Citizens
Civil liberties groups have complained that the drone program, which deploys pilotless aircraft, lets the government kill Americans without constitutionally required due process
Court Orders U.S. to Release Memo on Drones, Killing of U.S. Citizen
A unanimous three-judge panel said the government waived its right to secrecy by making repeated public statements justifying targeted killings
Drone Strikes a 'Tactical Band-Aid' and Civilian Casualties Fuel Rage, Experts Say
A weak central government, endemic poverty and corruption have made Yemen the ideal haven of al Qaeda
Why is Google Buying a Drone Company?
Google's has purchased Titan Aerospace, which makes solar-powered drones that are designed to cruise for years at 65,000 feet
#NotABugSplat, an Art Project Designed to Be Seen by Drones
In a heavily targeted area of northwest Pakistan, a child’s expressionless face stares up from a giant field
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Embrace the Purple Tomato
American consumers want to know if their food has been genetically altered, but the food industry says it knows what’s good for them
Why Adam Lanza Killed Those 20 Children
The answer to the last, great mystery about the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been in plain sight for years