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Drones Hit New Turf: U.S. Farmland

Agricultural Groups Experiment With Unmanned Vehicles to Monitor Crops and Spray Pesticides<p>Farmers are starting to investigate the use of drones for a decidedly nonmilitary purpose: monitoring crops and spraying pesticides.<p>As the spring growing season unfolds, universities already are working with …

Unmanned Aircraft

U.S. Navy launches ‘The Magicians’: A fleet of drones and manned aircraft

Ten drones joined the Navy today in its first drone squadron. The unmanned aircraft are joined by other manned aircraft to resurrect a retired helicopter squadron known as “The Magicians.”<p>The drones are Fire Scout MQ-8B helicopters, built by Northrop Grumman, that the Navy plans on arming. …

Longer-Lasting Drones Powered by Fuel Cells

The enhanced Stalker XE 240 can stay in the air four times longer than its petroleum-burning counterpart, thanks to a small propane fuel cell.<p><b>The small drone looks like an ordinary</b> Stalker, the 10-foot hand-launched craft by Lockheed Martin that Marines and Special Forces use for tactical …

Fuel Cell

Drone regulations need to protect the First Amendment as well as citizens' privacy.

<i>This blog post arises from Future Tense, a partnership of</i> <b>Slate</b><i>, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Tuesday, May 7, Future</i> …

Dealing remote-control drone death, the US has lost its moral compass

The armed drone is being heralded as the next generation of American military technology. It can fly overheard with its unblinking eye, almost …

Why Drones Became Necessary To Establishment Politicians & Corporations

In the autumn of 2002 America was rushing toward the War in Iraq, orchestrated by the Bush Administration, especially Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. …

Lincolnshire: The new home of the drones

Share Email Comments<p>In the flat green fields of Lincolnshire and in the shadow of one of the country’s most spectacular cathedrals, the control …

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