Technique ionizes the air around the Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, allowing it to target anything that conducts electricity better than the ground it's sitting on.
Automated prototype detects and fixes cracks in the state's highways.
Wireless power adapters are making headway, more than 100 years after Nicola Tesla patented the idea.
The experimental technology could break new ground in satellite communications, terrestrial links and even fiber optics.
The plan calls for doubling the UAV coverage area along U.S. borders, but there are doubts about how well drones can work over water.
The company's foray into hardware has some great productivity features, such as a cover/keyboard and a USB port. But will it live up to government needs better than the iPad?
A system being installed by San Francisco's transit authority can flag suspicious activity and even shut down a train automatically.
Companion bills in the House and Senate want Fourth Amendment protections applied to UAV use.
The sci-fi writer's visionary works inspired generations of techies, but his view of the future, or the present, wasn't rosy.
Old is new again. The animated GIF makes a comeback, but in a new, easy-to-use form that gives you creative options.
FAA regulations, including a requirement that UAS operators maintain a visual line of sight with the aircraft, are slowing scientific uses of technology, say developers.
It's not just surveillance. As drones used by the military come home, agencies from NASA to NOAA to USDA find they can go where piloted flights cannot.