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Texas Search Group, FAA, At Odds Over Drone Use

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work.

17 hours ago

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Entrepreneur’s Aerial Drone Business Takes Off

The aerospace industry rushes to receive approval to fly unmanned airplanes as one Texas man is already doing it.

01/17/2014

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Unmanned Aircraft Testing Being Performed In Texas

Just weeks after the federal government gave the green light, researchers have started test missions in Texas on unmanned aerial vehicles.

CBS 11–01/16/2014

An unmanned surveillance drone.  (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Drone Research Center Conducting Tests

The next big thing in American aviation sounds and looks like an oversized leaf blower with wings and a tail, has duct tape keeping some of its pieces in place and must be carried to a catapult that sends it into flight.

01/15/2014

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Technology Trends To Watch In 2014

The new year has arrived, and tech companies have already been looking ahead toward the next big innovations. Here are some of the tech trends to watch in 2014.

01/01/2014

An unmanned surveillance drone.  (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Name Texas Among Test Sites For Drone Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

12/30/2013

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Drones Flying For Everyone From Military & Police To Home Inspectors

They’re already flying missions for the military and police. Though nowadays unmanned aerial vehicles are just as likely to be flown by your new next door neighbor, eager to move into their new home.

CBS 11–12/02/2013

State Still Waiting for Full Drone Permission

The state has been working to get final permissions to fly drones over South Texas and the border region. 

08/10/2010