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Trump Admin Ups Drone Strikes, Tolerates More Civilian Deaths: U.S. Officials

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to make it easier for the CIA and the military to target terrorists with drone strikes, even if it means tolerating more civilian casualties, U.S. officials told NBC News.<p>The military already has declared that parts of Yemen and Somalia are war …

5 Things You Missed This Week at IEEE Spectrum: A Bio-Inspired Drone, ARPA-E's Energy-Saving Innovations, and More

Highlights from the week of 6 March 2017 Image: EPFL1. This Hard-to-Destroy Drone Goes From Rigid to Flexible When It Crashes Image: EPFLDrone …

Rare Earth

Trump, on Twitter, says China should keep the seized U.S. drone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continued to take jabs at China on Twitter on Saturday after Beijing agreed to give back an underwater U.S. drone it seized this week.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a stop on his USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, …

Russias tests its new autonomous nuclear submarine off the US coast – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>A collection of new emerging, and advanced technologies, combined with a new political landscape are helping nation states …

North Korea

Suspected US drone strike on Isis kills 18 people in Afghanistan

Strike in Nangarhar province left 15 militants and three civilians dead, according to local police sources<p>A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan has killed 18 people, Afghan officials have said.<p>The strike in Nangarhar province on the eastern border with Pakistan killed 15 …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Israel’s nuclear establishment has been conducting drills simulating attacks against the country’s two nuclear reactors. “The Israel Atomic …

North Atlantic

The US Air Force hired contractors for drone operations, and it's an ominous sign

The Times reports that the contractors, civilians working for private companies, will not execute strikes, but rather conduct recon missions.<p>Though an Air Force official told the times that the contractors "have oversight from both a government flight representative and a government ground …

The Political Role of Drone Strikes in U.S. Grand Strategy

Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.

How drones are revolutionizing environmental science

Flying robots are the cheerful new helpers of conservation. DW spoke with environmental scientist Karen Joyce about how drones are revolutionizing …

Great Barrier Reef

Does Anyone in Syria Fear International Law?

The horror of Syria's war is in the millions of pictures that are too gruesome to circulate—charred limbs stacked outside hospital wards, bloated bodies rotting in sniper alleys, a toddler plucked from the rubble without a head. It is in a group of relatives trying to carry the sixty-pound corpse …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>In the wake of the Tesla Roadster’s launch last November, XING Mobility took a sip from the same cup in the …

New Zealand

Potential new treatment for cocaine addiction - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has discovered a promising new drug treatment for cocaine addiction.<p>The experimental therapy, which …

How to Train for Muscle Power

Here at <i>Men’s Fitness</i>, our readers often contact us with questions related to workouts and athletic performance. Here, trainer Tommy Caldwell answers …

Kill Box is a troubling game about drone warfare | Polygon

<i>Kill Box</i> seeks to highlight the moral implications of waging war from afar.<p>The drone pilot has lots of power but no freedom.

The 'Day of Drones' Gave Me a Glimpse into a Future Without Privacy

How an event about drone racing offered an unsettling, if unintentional, perspective on surveillance.<p>In 5th grade, I was crazy about spy gear. Fifth grade me would've loved drones. Adult me loves drones, too, actually. But adult me has some real misgivings about them—or, certain aspects anyway.<p>I …

Military workout: 5 strength and conditioning exercises

Military workout: 5 strength and conditioning exercises<p>Photo: Getty Images<p>The physical stress applied to the body during a Special Forces selection …

U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and issued a warning for it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.<p>A model of a military drone is seen in front of an U.S. flag as protesters rally against climate change, …

Iran claims US military drone violated its airspace as new air-defense system installed

Iran's military has warded off a US military drone it says had violated its airspace. The alleged incident came the same day Iran inaugurated a new …

This is why drones and balloons don't like to play together

We’ve had this video submitted to us by a videographer who wishes to remain anonymous and I can understand why. Even though he followed all …

Drones

The U.S. Military Shot Down a Drone With a Laser—in 1973

The incident was likely the first use of a laser as a weapon.<p>Few things sound more 21st century than the phrase "laser weapons," but here's something you may not know. The United States government shot down a target drone with a laser in 1973, decades before laser weapons were considered ready for …

These were the best military photos of the past month

Legitimate Targets | Inside the Issues 5.7

Are Drones the Future of Warfare? Targeted Killings and the U.S. Government (2013)

Hina Shamsi on Obama's drone wars: America's targeted killing policy

Living Under Drones

The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation

In an unprecedented release last Friday, the White House pulled back the veil on the U.S. military’s drone program, providing statistics on …

Middle East

Seven years of drones

A little bit of history was made last week. The US released casualty information regarding drone strike operations into the public arena for the …

Would Turkey be justified in kidnapping or drone-killing the Turkish cleric in Pennsylvania?

That question, of course, is raised by the fact that the U.S. has spent many years now doing exactly this: employing various means — including but …