Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon

Aug 8, 2017

Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon

The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats. The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has surged in recent ...

U.K. to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

Jul 23, 2017

U.K. to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh 226.79 grams or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness ...

JAXA tests grapefruit-sized video drone aboard ISS

Jul 15, 2017

JAXA tests grapefruit-sized video drone aboard ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has begun testing a spherical drone about the size of a grapefruit in Japan's Kibo science module at the International Space Station. Aboard the ISS, astronauts take videos of their work and experiments and send them back to Earth. ...

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged a ...

Japanese archaeologists use lasers and drones to map out pyramids

May 10, 2017

Japanese archaeologists use lasers and drones to map out pyramids

Japanese researchers have gone high-tech in an effort to unravel the mysteries behind the construction of Egypt's pyramids, mapping out the gigantic structures using advanced laser scanners and a drone. In March, in Abusir in the suburbs of Cairo, the group led by archaeologist Yukinori ...