Drone World

(video link) This summer, the US Air Force awarded contracts to four companies to develop prototypes for the Skyborg Program, the Air Force’s effort to provide relatively inexpensive autonomous uncrewed combat...

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches a Starlink mission in January 2020. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX returns to its launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on Monday for its twelfth launch...

Enlarge / One of many devices introduced today, the 4th-generation Echo devices is a cloth-covered sphere with a halo at the base, contrasting with the squat plastic cylinders of earlier generation...

Enlarge / On the left, the newly discovered earthwork and a few possible houses are marked on an aerial image of the site. On the left, you can see the outline...

Enlarge / If a decaying cadaver releases a flood of nitrogen into the soil, it could change the look of nearby trees. At least, that’s the theory. (credit: Getty Images) Since...

Enlarge / Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2020 shows the wreckage at the site where a wildfire swept through in Vacaville of Solano County in northern California. (credit: Xinhua News Agency...

B1049 making waves in the atmosphere on Tuesday. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 11am ET Update: Right on schedule, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Tuesday morning at 10:31am...

Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle. (credit: Tobias Schwarz | Getty Images) US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle,...

Enlarge / A DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone. (credit: Andri Koolme) The Android version of DJI Go 4—an app that lets users control drones—has until recently been covertly collecting sensitive user...

A Falcon 9 rocket launches on Monday carrying the Anasis 2 satellite into orbit. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 5:45pm ET Monday Update: After waiting 30 minutes for a stray shower to...