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In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

PrecisionHawk helps drones navigate only where it is safe and legal to fly. The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to a drone tech startup called PrecisionHawk to fly its unmanned aerial vehicles beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in U.S. airspace. The exemption represents a first in the country, and comes on the same day that the FAA implemented its Part 107 rules governing the way that businesses can use small drones, up to 55 pounds, in… Read More

ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

Allen Telescope Array / Image courtesy of SETI Institute Are we alone in the universe? An international group of astronomers has detected an interesting radio signal spike, one that could possibly be of alien origin, from a star system located 95 light-years away. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe, a field known as SETI, find the powerful signal unique enough to warrant permanent monitoring of the… Read More