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Accident Involving Facebook Experimental Drone Under Investigation

A U.S. safety agency is investigating an accident involving a massive experimental drone Facebook Inc. is developing to bring the internet to remote …

The Aquafina Bottle is Watching You

Cameras are everywhere and available to everybody.<p>You’re sitting in a nondescript hotel room, wondering where it all went wrong. You’re a cliche now, …

The US Air Force's next-generation bomber will be able to evade Russia's most advanced aerial defenses

When the Air Force revealed its first artist rendering of what its new Long Range Strike - Bomber looks like, service Secretary Deborah James made reference to plans to engineer a bomber able elude detection from even the best, most cutting-edge enemy air defenses.<p>"Our 5th generation global …

The Most Effective Technology in Modern War Is Concrete, Argues Military Scholar

Siege warfare has become a new norm.<p>World War I was a war of the future, where the new technologies of machine guns, heavy artillery, and poison gas turned battlefields into hellscapes of the sort that had never before been seen in war. Its defining symbol, however, became something entirely …

DARPA is building a drone to provide 'persistent' surveillance virtually anywhere in the world

If it's implemented, the Tern program would see fully-autonomous drones on small-deck ships throughout the world that can take off and land vertically. Once in flight, they transition to wing-borne flight at medium altitude and become the eyes and ears for its ship for long periods of time.<p>Among …

Apple Is Reportedly Exploring iPhone Production In the U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump really wants Apple to move its iPhone production to the U.S. And he may be happy to learn that Apple is considering it, …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and …

Emerging Technology

Elon Musk's plan to blanket Earth in high-speed internet may face a big threat: China

On November 15, SpaceX asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to launch 4,425 internet-providing satellites. That is hundreds more satellites than currently orbit Earth, including the dead ones.<p>But as far back as January 2015, when Musk first debuted his global internet …

Can Robots Fight Wars? The Future of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

This analysis is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. Joining …

The glowing dye that could enable liquid-based batteries for powering homes and cars

Rising sea and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have made the search for efficient sources of renewable energy more urgent than ever before. While …

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "100 Days, 100 Nights"

NFL Week 11 in Pictures

Self-driving car startup Nutonomy to begin road tests in Boston

Self-driving taxi startup Nutonomy is expanding its autonomous vehicle trials to roads in the U.S. after it agreed to a partnership with City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.<p>Nutonomy was spun out of the MIT and is headquartered in Boston, but it initially begin …

India's Most Remote Villages Are Getting Better Healthcare With This Cloud-Based Solution

In India, public health care is free, yet years of under-investment in public health means that facilities are also grossly understaffed and under-equipped. The country also has a massive resource gap of over 4 million health workers and, to compound problems, nearly 60% of existing health workers …

Digital Health

Inside The IRC: How A Visionary Aid Organization Is Using Technology To Help Refugees

We traveled with the International Rescue Committee and witnessed innovation in action.<p>Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband flew from his home in New York to the Greek city of Mytilene, on the rocky east coast of Lesbos, an island in the Aegean Sea. It was the fall of 2015, and Lesbos …

Jurgen Klinsmann fired as U.S. men’s soccer coach

Juergen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the U.S. soccer team Monday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying.<p>Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favourite to succeed Klinsmann, and his hiring could be announced as early …

Texans-Raiders highlights: Watch refs botch call, rob DeAndre Hopkins of a TD

Hopkins should've had a long touchdown in the first quarter but had it taken away<p>The Houston Texans do not have a very good offense. They came into …

Amazon reportedly in talks to carry live sports

Amazon may be getting ready to step up its game slightly.<p>The internet retailer has spoken in recent months with representatives from the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Football League for the rights to carry live games, the Wall Street Journal reported …

NFL

Trump’s FCC transition team may spell the end of net neutrality

The president-elect’s new FCC advisers dislike net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low-income Americans.<p>President-elect Trump formally named two advisers to help oversee his telecom policy agenda at the Federal Communications Commission today: Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison.<p>Both are fierce …

Apple Abandons Development of Wireless Routers

Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that …

Asian shares gain, lifted by oil price rally on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, tracking the rally on Wall Street, as oil prices pushed higher amid hopes of an upcoming production-cut deal …

Brexit slashes U.K. household wealth by $1.5 trillion

It looks like the British will be leaving the European Union with much lighter wallets.<p>U.K. household wealth has plummeted by a combined $1.5 trillion as a "direct result" of the vote to leave the EU, according to a new report on global wealth produced by Credit Suisse.<p>The dramatic plunge in wealth …

Five Children Killed, Several Injured in Tennessee School Bus Crash

U.S. news<p>Five children were killed and more than 30 others injured, some critically, in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday afternoon, officials said.<p>Twenty-three of the 37 students on-board the bus were transported to area hospitals, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Fred …

Chattanooga

Trump's first promises since winning the election leave out the border wall, NAFTA and his Muslim ban

President-elect Donald Trump spent more than a year promising to build a wall, repeal Obamacare and rescind President Obama's deportation protections for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally.<p>But on Monday, in his first extensive public comments since winning the election, Trump mentioned none of …

10 Bold Rebrands That Made A Big Difference

How Banana Republic, IBM, and other companies made smart, meaningful changes to their names and logos.<p>1. Bell System, 1969<p>AT&T’s Bell System hired legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to overhaul its look. He came up with a bold, stylized outline that he used to unify its visual identity, …

9 Netflix Films Sure to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

We don’t know about you, but with everything going on in our world post-election, we could TOTALLY use a dash of the warm and fuzzy right about now (subway therapy, anyone?). The Hallmark channel has cable-viewers covered, but Netflix is giving us a little holiday love too (above and beyond <i>Gilmore</i> …

Entertainment