Drone revolution hovers on the horizon
Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts.
Court transcripts, military reports reveal telling patterns in information
(Phys.org)—If you were to wander the halls of a courthouse during a murder trail, could you predict the verdict from the conversations you would overhear? And what would be the smallest amount of information ...
US allows Amazon to test drones
US aviation officials announced Thursday they will allow online giant Amazon to carry out testing for its drone program which could be used for quick deliveries.
To catch a drone: Govts seek ways to counter tiny fliers
What's the best way to counter an unwelcome drone: a bigger, faster drone, laser guns, sky-high netting or devices that block remote controls?
Ten news organizations join drone-test program
Ten US media organizations including the New York Times and Washington Post announced a coalition Thursday to test drones for news gathering in collaboration with Virginia Tech University.
UN experts call for more US transparency on drones
Two U.N. human rights investigators called for more transparency from the United States and other countries about their drone strikes program, saying their secrecy is the biggest obstacle to determining the impact pact on ...
Realistic war games have collateral damage of their own
The Red Cross has called for makers of videogames to more actively embed and interrogate the laws of war by, for example, punishing players for killing civilians or using torture to gain information. How ...
US Navy launches unmanned aircraft from carrier
The U.S. Navy for the first time Tuesday launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean, as it wades deeper into America's drone program amid growing concerns ...
British public divided on merits of drone strikes, says new study
Fifty-five per cent of the British public would support the UK Government assisting in a drone missile strike to kill a known terrorist overseas, but support drops substantially if innocent casualties are likely, according ...
Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force
The US Department of Defense has approved a fivefold expansion of its cybersecurity force over the coming years in a bid to increase its ability to defend critical computer networks, The Washington Post reported.
Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61 (Update)
(AP) Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
Robots fighting wars could be blamed for mistakes on the battlefield
As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge. If a robot in combat has a hardware malfunction or programming glitch that causes it to ...
Hackers deface website of lawyers for US Marine
Members of the hacker group Anonymous defaced the website on Friday of the law firm that defended a US Marine who faced charges in connection with the 2005 killing of 24 Iraqi civilians.
US firm confirms web censoring tools used in Syria
A US firm specializing in Internet censoring equipment on Friday confirmed that Syria was using its products to block web activity, amid a brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.