Trained eagles attack drones head-on and talons-first.
Drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have no human pilot onboard, and instead are either controlled by a person on the ground or autonomously via a computer program. These stealth craft are becoming increasingly popular, not just for war and military purposes, but also for everything from wildlife and atmospheric research to disaster relief and sports photography. Drones are becoming the eyes and ears of scientists by surveying the ground for archaeological sites, signs of illegal hunting and crop damage, and even zipping inside hurricanes to study the wild storms. You can even rent a personal drone to soar above the horizon and snap a photo or video. Our news and features will cover developments in drone technologies, innovative uses for drones and how drone use will impact society.
The newest additions to the Dutch National Police (DNP) are North American "immigrants": bald eagles that are specially trained to take down airborne drones.
Drones are now delivering on the promise of bringing better health care to remote corners of the world.
Drone racing, a cross between Formula 1 (F1) auto competitions and a real-life wireless Nintendo game, is poised to become the next big sport — with a high-tech twist.
No candy for ferrets, but the FWS is giving peanut butter with the vaccine to prairie dogs, the main prey of ferrets.
A computer security team at Johns Hopkins University has found multiple ways to gain control of the small flying machines.
A mysterious landing strip in the remote Nevada Desert could be home to spy plane testing, security experts speculate.
A new generation of drones is pushing the boundaries of what autonomous flyers are capable of, a new TED talk reveals.
With the first round of the Drone Racing League's Level 1 race finished, eight pilots will compete for a spot in the finals.
In the Netherlands, police officers are inaugurating a new species of animal partner — eagles — to take down illegal aerial drones.
Aerial drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Even in the most remote places on Earth, scientists are testing the limits of what these robotic devices can do.
Drones face a new set of challenges as scientists deploy the remote flying vehicles to create maps of sea ice in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Drones, 3D printing and virtual reality tech are all having coming-of-age moments at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).