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The Trump Administration Reportedly Wants Authority to Track and Destroy Drones. That Could Be a Problem.

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May 11 2017 9:01 AMRunning HighAn inventive stunt video shot from above.
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Feb. 6 2017 10:25 AMHow Intel Lit Up the Super Bowl With Drones—and Why
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Dec. 27 2016 7:04 AMChina From the SkyWatch a breathtaking drone tour.
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Oct. 24 2016 4:01 PMUber Used Drones to Taunt Drivers Stuck in Traffic in Mexico City
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Sept. 16 2016 3:32 PMObama Administration Makes Highly Unusual Payment to Family of Aid Worker Killed in U.S. Drone Strike
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Sept. 14 2016 7:45 AMThe First Drone StrikeOn Nov. 14, 2001, a weapons system designed to defeat Soviets tanks on the plains of Europe appeared in the sky over Kabul, Afghanistan.
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July 5 2016 4:01 PMReading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.
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June 21 2016 7:00 PMWe’ve Needed Commercial Drone Rules for Years. The FAA ​Just​ Released a First Step.
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June 6 2016 10:05 AMDrone BalletWatch a high-tech dance at Mount Fuji.
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May 31 2016 3:05 PMHow Much Do You Really Know About Drones?Take our Futurography quiz!
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May 26 2016 7:31 AMIf You Fly a Drone, so Can PoliceWhat the Fourth Amendment says about law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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May 20 2016 9:12 AMDrones Aren’t PlanesUsing the wrong metaphor for unmanned aerial vehicles can have serious policy implications.
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May 12 2016 7:00 AMWhat Can Consumer Drones Actually See?We tried to spy on some willing participants.
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May 5 2016 7:01 AMThe Rise of Nonviolent DronesA study examines 15,000 reports of drone use and finds some surprising results.
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May 2 2016 11:27 AMYour Drone Cheat SheetWho are the key players? What are the big debates? And why do they freak so many people out?
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Feb. 8 2017 9:30 AMWhat Do People Around the World Think About Killer Robots?International law about autonomous weapons systems needs to consider public opinion.
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Feb. 6 2017 7:07 AMHow the New Fox Show APB Approaches Police TechnologyAn interview with co-showrunner Matt Nix.
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Nov. 1 2016 4:32 PMObama Administration Allocates $2.2 Million to Teach Former Coal Workers to Fly Drones
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Sept. 26 2016 9:45 AMShooting Down Drones Isn’t Funny or BraveIt’s dangerous and stupid.
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Sept. 15 2016 12:56 PMDrone Racing Is Now on ESPN. Will People Watch?
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Aug. 25 2016 4:46 PMNew Zealand and Australia, World Leaders in Pizza Delivery by Drone  
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June 22 2016 1:33 PMHow Drone Racing Could Lead to Major Technological Breakthroughs
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June 7 2016 2:45 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About Drones
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May 31 2016 3:08 PMTell Us What You Think About DronesAll month, we’ve run pieces on drones’ risks and rewards. Now, we want to hear from you.
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May 26 2016 9:31 AM“Fartcopter” Has the AnswerWhat a delightfully bizarre Adult Swim cartoon tells us about our troubled relationship with drones.
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May 24 2016 7:00 AMHow to Fly a Drone Without Being a JerkBe polite, ask permission, and don’t drink.
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May 17 2016 9:00 AMEnough With the “Sunbathing Teenager” GambitDrone privacy is about much more than protecting girls in bikinis.
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May 10 2016 7:00 AMThe Six Biggest Misconceptions About DronesFirst of all, they aren’t actually very good for spying on your neighbors.
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May 2 2016 11:27 AMDo Drones Have to Be Creepy?Your 101 guide to why we find unmanned aircraft so unnerving. And what we can do about it.
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March 22 2016 2:21 PMBe Like LeeGo champion Lee Sedol put up a brilliant fight against Google’s computer program. Regulators grappling with A.I. could learn from him.

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