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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 …

Middle East

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 …

Engineering

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

China

Russias tests its new autonomous nuclear submarine off the US coast

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

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.

Germany’s Leopard 2 main battle tank has a reputation as one of the finest in the world, competing for...<p>Vietnam. It’s always there. Looming in the …

Military

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 …

Military

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.

Geopolitics

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 …

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 …

Syria

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MEET THE MAKER – David Alexander Flinn<p><i>YSL talks to him about what motivates, challenges and inspires him in his pursuit of fulfilment.</i><p>Read Past Issues

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 …

This University of Washington spin-out can charge robots and drones wirelessly

WiBotic is coming out of stealth mode.<p>The University of Washington spin-out today revealed more details about its technology that wirelessly powers …

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 …

Exercise

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 …

Drones