Drones in American Skies

Don't worry, they are not out here to destroy us.

Drones have gained a bad rap as killing machines, but in reality, these autonomous flying machines have wide applications in everything from scientific research to wedding photography. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to integrate drones into U.S. airspace by September 2015—but rest assured, drones carrying lethal weapons are banned from American skies.

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Drones: growing crops and guarding homes

From Amazon's air delivery program to NASA's climate mapping missions, drones are increasingly becoming part of our daily lives. Click on the drones below to find out how they can help us.

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robotic bees

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360° photographer

delivery guy

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climate mapper

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wifi provider

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Drones in social space

Want a drone for yourself? Check out some trendy drones on Instagram, plus the awesome photos taken by them.