For the first time, researchers have used a video camera mounted on a hexacopter to monitor the behaviour of killer whales in the wild.
This "atmospheric satellite" flies at 65,000 feet, and could provide satellite-style services for a fraction of the cost.
The team of drone enthusiasts at Game of Drones has rigged up drones with paintball guns for a game of remote aerial combat.
Drones may not seem so unusual nowadays, but they're still generally illegal for US companies to use. The Federal Aviation Administration just opened the door a significant crack, though.
Gathering vital data from tornado-spawning storms, these aircraft could keep more people out of harm's way.
BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.
A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers."
Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.
The US government picked several projects designed to get a grip on unmanned aerial vehicle safety, communication, navigation, air traffic control, and more.
With her rose-coloured glasses on (high-resolution, of course), Lexy looks back at her top tech moments of 2013.