The act passed through the Senate on Monday and is now waiting to be signed into legislation by President Obama. Among other initiatives, the new law relaxes restrictions on drones flying in American airspace.

The Washington Times reminded civilians while the initiative does put pressure on organizations like EFF, it will curb the rate new technology is adapted and open the commercial UAV market.

Alex Jones immediately points out the agency’s projection of 30 000 domestic robots inside of eight years; a rate of adoption that will outpace legacy surveillance tools like CCTV.

Reuters provides an appropriate explanation demonstrating how the act goes beyond the mere commitment to better technology. It will also focus on reducing environmental impact and embracing new construction materials, such as composites.

Boeing has struggled with the 787, pushing deadline after deadline. Investor confidence is low. But the news of renewed government-funded composites research should please Wall Street.