WASHINGTON - It's a good bet that aerial drones will one day be part of Americans' everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.
They're a stark departure from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists. These smaller unmanned aircraft can help farmers precisely apply water and pesticides to crops, help police departments find missing people, reconstruct traffic accidents and act as lookouts for SWAT teams.
Industry officials say the civilian unmanned aircraft industry is in danger of being grounded before it can take off, in part because of an emerging public backlash based on fears the technology will be misused. Delays in issuing government safety regulations for drones are also hindering the industry.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-03-11 06:36:47 GMT
Elizabeth Mo, a senior at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, took first place in the Washington State Finals for Poetry Out Loud this weekend.More >>
Starting from a field of 23,000 students across 76 of Washington's high schools, Elizabeth Mo, a senior at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, took first place in the Washington State Finals for Poetry Out Loud this weekend.More >>