UAV licensing a long-term prospect


by ELIZABETH ANDERSON LEIGHTON Pearce, Loveday, is so confident about the future of unmanned aerial vehicles in Australia that he is working through the long and time-consuming process to gain an operator’s licence. There are two license levels beyond the…

OSU uses unmanned aircraft to take temperatures up in the air


by CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the first time, scientists at Oregon State University are measuring atmospheric temperatures with fiber optic thermometers suspended from unmanned aircraft—combining two emerging technologies to probe a poorly understood swath of Earth’s atmosphere. With funding from…

Drone manufacturers noticing North Dakota


by FARGO, North Dakota - The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the first unmanned aircraft business park in the U.S. say the drones are creating…