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These People Got To Spend A Day With Some Cute Animals, And It Was Pure Bliss

Photographs and videos captured during PetSmart's Inspiration Waggin' tour prove just how powerful and beautiful a simple snuggle from a furry friend can be.<p>The multi-city tour, which took place last month, saw people who don't usually get the opportunity to enjoy a pet's company -- including …

Animal-rights group calls for MIT fine after death of rabbit in lab | Reuters

CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - An animal-rights group has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fine the Massachusetts Institute of Technology because of a January incident in which a rabbit at a research lab died when it was left in its cage while it was sent for cleaning.<p>The group, Stop …

Taxonomist shortage means newly discovered animals are unclassified

Hundreds of newly discovered animals remain unclassified due to an international shortage of taxonomists.<p>Head of the Western Australian Museum's department of terrestrial zoology, Dr Mark Harvey, said there's not enough taxonomists to describe and document all of the new species discovered.<p>The …

The USDA Killed 4 Million Animals in 2013, But It's Not Clear Why

When there's a "human wildlife conflict," the US Department of Agriculture's "Wildlife Services" gets called in to take care of the problem. In 2013, …

Perhaps if we treat animals with compassion, we will treat…

<b>Perhaps if we treat animals with compassion, we will treat people with more compassion and reach World Peace sooner. :) Because male chicks don't make eggs or grow super-fast to generate lots of meat quickly, they are shredded alive</b> ► http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_culling. To see a facility that shreds over a million chicks a week, go to Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery.<p>I guess that's why I am vegan too. Organic and free range eggs are cruelty free though. Nikola Tesla said in …

Underdogs of the Animal World: Sphynx Cat

Sphynx cats are, (as we say in good ol’ Blighty) a Marmite animal. You either love them or you hate them. For those of you who recoil a teensy bit …

In 10 years, every country will have a drone army

Virtually every country on Earth will be able to build or acquire drones capable of firing missiles within the next ten years. Armed aerial drones will be used for targeted killings, terrorism and the government suppression of civil unrest. What’s worse, say experts, it’s too late for the US to do …

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Lethal Drones: Coming Soon to Every Country That Wants Them

America has failed to prepare for proliferation.<p>The United States pioneered the use of weaponized drones. For that reason, our approach to drone strikes will influence all future uses of this weapon by other countries.<p>Get ready for the results. Within 10 years, "virtually every country on Earth …

As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

The price of drones is dropping — a decent one could cost you $300 — but the reality of the devices flying around cities and neighborhoods doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans.<p>Are they just paranoid?<p>Three months ago, when Michael Kirschner and his wife purchased a new condo in San Francisco, …

Within A Decade, Every Nation Will Have Weaponized Drones

Governments around the world will soon have a new tool to fight wars, carry out assassinations and suppress domestic dissent. According to military …

FBI director admits domestic use of drones for surveillance

The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday.<p>Robert Mueller, the director of the …

NYPD Is Looking Into Using Drones For Surveillance

New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton expressed his support Tuesday for the use of drones as a potentially reliable tool to help monitor and reduce crime in the city, calling the unmanned devices "extraordinarily effective."<p>“Myself, I’m supportive of the concept of drones, not only for …

Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop …

Swiss group builds insect-inspired camera system with 180-degree vision

There's a race underway to bring insect-like compound eyes to micro drones. Curvace, a research group from Switzerland, is the latest to announce a compound eye invention with its Curved Artificial Compound Eye (CACE) prototype, made up of a strip of small cameras. Curvace is competing with a bug …

What Makes The Quadcopter Design So Great For Small Drones?

<b>All or most recent developments in the field of small autonomous drones (example: the Amazon video) seem to use quadcopters. I find that pretty suprising considering quadcopters have never been used for regular transport. Why is that?</b><p><i>Answer by Yuan Gao, Engineer, Builds drones and co-founded Mavrx,</i> …

How North Dakota Plans To Become The Drone Capital Of America

We chat with Al Palmer, director for the Center for UAS Research, Education and Training at the University of North Dakota, about creating a drone-friendly state.<p>In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration will admit military, private, and commercial drones into U.S. airspace. The move could …

UN Drone Investigator: U.S. Must Explain Civilian Deaths

States have a duty to protect civilians—and that requires transparency when they're hurt or killed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights argued.<p>After a year long study of the use of drones to kill people, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Ben Emmerson has released his final report. It's a …

6 Crazy Drones You Won't Believe Exist

If the state of drones today is any indication, the time of <i>I, Robot</i> and <i>The Terminator</i> may be closer than we thought.<p>While militarized drones are the …

Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to fly drones — tiny unmanned aircraft — all over the country. They dream of drones delivering packages and taking photos, but there's a battle in the courts right now standing in their way. The battle is about whether it's legal for drones to take to …

Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …

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LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they'll be used sparingly

The Los Angeles Police Department has acquired some eyes in the sky.<p>On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two "unmanned aerial vehicles" as gifts from the Seattle Police Department.<p>The Draganflyer X6 aircraft, which resemble small helicopters, are each about 3 feet wide and …

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Cartels Are Reportedly Building DIY Drones to Fly Drugs Over the Border

Homemade drones smuggling cocaine into the US can reportedly earn traffickers $2 million per flight.<p>Drones are reportedly more cost-effective than narcotics submarines like this cartel drug sub. Image: Wikimedia<p>We know that small-fry drones have been used to smuggle illegal drugs and contraband …

Paper plane + propeller + Bluetooth = paper drone

Move over, Amazon delivery drones and camera drones. The paper-plane drone is here.<p>Using a kit called PowerUp 3.0, paper planes can become miniature drones. The kit offers a miniature propeller with a rudder for the back of the mini-vehicle, plus a small box on the front with a small, rechargeable …

Ohio Wants Drones to Constantly Monitor Its Prison Grounds

Spotlights and guardtowers apparently aren't enough.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>Prison yards have spotlights and surveillance towers and barbed wire fences and security cameras to keep prisoners in—and soon, they might have drones too. Corrections officials in Ohio are looking into using drones to …

Drones Now Inspecting Alaskan Oil Fields

California based unmanned aircraft manufacturer AeroVironment announced today that they’ve partnered with BP Exploration Inc. to use drones to monitor BP’s Prudhoe Bay oil field, the largest oil field in North America. The agreement is for a five-year period.<p>The contract marks the first time drones …

Blimps Will Soon Hover Over US Highways and Monitor Traffic Around the Clock

The "Blimp in a Box" can see up to five miles.<p>Next time you're on the highway and see one of those "Speed Monitored by Aircraft" signs, look up—the United States is getting its first, persistently airborne traffic-monitoring blimp.<p>The lucky winner of this piece of spy tech is the Ohio Department of …