Drones Take Off in a Public Safety Role

Being able to rescue someone using a drone like what happened in North Carolina is probably every pilot’s dream.

Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer With Trump Pilot Program

“The result of these regulations on our nation’s most innovative companies has been to force their programs overseas," according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

How Tech and Data Boosted Florida’s Response to Irma

Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.

Look for Military Drones to Begin Replacing Police Helicopters by 2025

General Atomics is working hard to put a close cousin of its Reaper anti-terrorism drone in the hands of local law enforcement.

Drone Hobbyists Continue to Disrupt Firefighting

As of July 7, the number of U.S. firefighting operations that were disturbed by drones so far this year totaled 17, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, part of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Interactive Medical Drones: No Longer Science Fiction

With the help of medical drones, anyone might be able to provide emergency medical care at a disaster.

Connecticut Bill Would Allow Weaponized Drones for Police

But these types of unmanned aircraft systems would be off limits to the general public.

UPS Tests Delivery Drone in Florida

'We’re an engineering company at UPS, it’s part of our DNA, of who we are.'

The Urban Drone Invasion Is Nigh

Will unmanned aerial vehicles make city life easier, safer, or just weirder?

Drone Aspirations in Virginia Coal Country Get a Federal Boost

$2.2 million will support new training programs focused on unmanned aerial vehicle technology in a county in the southwest part of the state.

How Cincinnati's Public Utilities Have Deployed Drone Aircraft

“Using drone technology we can do it in a matter of minutes, versus a matter of hours or days, and redirect human resources to other facets of the utility,” according to City Manager Harry Black.

All of Cleveland Will be a 'No Drone Zone' for the GOP Convention

The zone could be big enough to encompass at least five counties in Northeast Ohio. Kids, put away those toy airplanes in the backyard, please.

Can Building a Drone Industry Lift Up This County in Virginia’s Coal Country?

A court official spearheading an effort to attract unmanned aerial vehicle companies to Wise County thinks so. “Innovation can come from the strangest of places,” he said.

Arizona Bans Local Drone Laws; Denver Railroad Crossings Experience Glitches

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States Are Filling the Federal Drone Rules Void

But their laws may conflict with pending federal regulations on commercial drone use.

Police Drones With Tasers and Pepper Spray? They're Legal in North Dakota

It’s the “Wild West” for unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S. right now.

Why U.S. Prisons Want Drone-Detection Technology

Unmanned aerial vehicles are fast-becoming drug mules of choice.

Drone Enthusiasts Make It Harder for California to Fight a Giant Wildfire

Aerial firefighting flights were temporarily grounded because of amateur unmanned aircraft around the North Fire.