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What Is a Drone, Anyway?

Launching a Puma drone

At a time when drone aircraft have become a daily feature of the news and are about to proliferate in U.S. airspace, it’s a good idea to take a step back and examine a very basic and very important question: What, exactly, is a drone? The answer turns out to be more complex than might [...]

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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Plan Not Ready for Liftoff—Yet


Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of, recently announced that his company is working on a fleet of autonomous drone aircraft that would deliver packages to your door. When pressed by interviewer Charlie Rose, Bezos said that he hoped the service would be available within “four or five years,” or not long after the [...]

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