Grade Level
Reading Standard

19 Results Found

WAR & PEACE
01.14.15

Finding firefights from a world away

The days are long and the videos can be boring, but Air Force members are helping to direct a war from the other side of the world. They use computers to help guide troops close to the action.

MONEY
12.15.14

Drones are fun, drones are popular, but drones can also be dangerous

More Americans are having fun flying drones. But some hobbyists are flying drones too close to airports, buzzing tourists at national parks or spying on neighbors. Some officials are worried.

SCIENCE
11.18.14

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... another drone

Drone use has increased dramatically over the last two years, despite federal regulations that all but ban them. Reports of drones flying within striking distance of aircraft are especially troubling.

WAR & PEACE
09.23.14

U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time

The aerial attacks reportedly caused major damage to militant facilities, including a finance center and supply trucks in the northern part of the country.

WAR & PEACE
08.10.14

Obama says U.S. "coming to help" Iraq

President Obama gave the go-ahead to the U.S. military to launch airstrikes against Islamic fighters in Iraq if needed to protect civilians.

WAR & PEACE
07.29.14

Fighting in Gaza rages; U.S. seeks a truce

Neither side is so far willing to back down as Hamas and Israeli troops continue to battle. The U.S. secretary of state flew to Tel Aviv to talk with Israel's prime minister.

SCIENCE
07.07.14

This privacy debate could drone on

More and more people are using drones to take videos of parks, sunsets and beaches. But a lot of folks are annoyed by this, saying it violates their privacy.

SCIENCE
06.11.14

Hurricane forecasting enters the drone era

Remote-controlled drones with "over-the-top technology" will be sent swirling into the eye of the storm where they will relay detailed weather information to forecasters safely on the ground.

MONEY
05.29.14

Technology is up in the air as drones help some realtors sell properties

Always looking for a new marketing tool, some real estate agents have turned to drones to uniquely photograph their listings.

SCIENCE
12.20.13

A drone flies over a farmer's fields, watching

An Idaho farmer built an unmanned aircraft to monitor his cows and crops of wheat, peas, barley and alfalfa. Experts say agriculture will be a big market for domestic drones.

MONEY
12.04.13

Amazon aims for drone deliveries, but it won't be overnight

U.S. skies will be open to drone traffic by 2015. While the FAA gets ready to conduct tests, some states are scrambling to land drone companies.

SCIENCE
09.12.13

Florida dispatches drone to find marsh mosquito breeding grounds

A fast breeder, the marsh mosquito is the biggest biter in the Florida Keys. A next-generation drone is being tested to see if it can find their breeding grounds in mangrove swamps.

WAR & PEACE
08.19.13

A trade fair for drones and other high-tech gadgets comes to Washington

But don't call them drones. The people who sell or use these things prefer names like unmanned aerial vehicle or remotely piloted aircraft. And they're coming to America's skies soon.

WAR & PEACE
07.29.13

U.S. Air Force offers big incentives to keep its fighter pilots

Many Air Force pilots are leaving to join commercial airlines, where the pay is better. And their families don't have to move around a lot. The Air Force is short of fighter pilots.

WAR & PEACE
07.11.13

Historic first as unmanned drone successfully lands on aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy successfully landed an unmanned aircraft at sea on a carrier off the coast of Virginia.

LAW
06.21.13

FBI used drones to spy on Americans inside U.S., its director admits

For the first time, the director of the FBI admitted that the bureau used the unmanned spy planes over American soil. He also defended the NSA's controversial spying on U.S. citizens.

SCIENCE
06.16.13

Into the storm: Using drones to track twisters

Scientists and engineers aim to design a drone able to withstand high winds to track tornadoes and give more warning to residents.

SCIENCE
06.03.13

Catching illegal rhino hunters by remote control

One American man is testing a plan that uses drones to stop rhinoceros poachers in South Africa.

WAR & PEACE
05.23.13

Obama to cut back on drone strikes against enemies

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he would limit the use of drones in targeting terrorists.