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What Will We Watch As Drones Evolve?

Drone technology is becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, with new potential for everyday use in the United States — and new worries for national security.

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Sean Mullin, CEO of BI2 Technologies, scans his own eye with the MORIS, or Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System. The device attaches to an iPhone and allows police in the field to scan a person's iris, face or fingerprint and then check it against a database to verify his or her identity. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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The GPS: A Fatally Misleading Travel Companion

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Donna Cooper and her family were lost for three days in Death Valley. Now, a ranger wants to prevent cases like hers by going to the root of the problem.

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