Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Drones and the Government

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Drones and the Government

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Drones and the Government By Jennifer Culp. $34.45. 64 pp. Rosen Publishing Group. New York. 2017. ISBN: 9781508173472.

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Because interest in drones has grown rapidly among civilians and businesses, problems such as interfering with air traffic, which could cause accidents, have prompted the government to get involved.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is attempting to avert potential problems by establishing registration requirements. Acknowledging the difficulties facing the government over the use and regulation of drones, the author notes it is important for the federal government to "enact legislation to incorporate [drones'] increasing presence in our lives in a safe and beneficial fashion."

Drones are here to stay. The future of drone technology is wide open. The U.S. military is focusing on new types of unmanned vehicles, such as the naval plan to use undersea vehicles for detecting sea mines. Businesses are experimenting with new systems for delivering packages to consumers by drone. Facebook is funding a large solar-powered stratospheric drone to beam internet access to remote parts of the world. …

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