Month: October 2016

Drones could soon deliver vital medical transplants in rural Australia – Mashable

MashableDrones could soon deliver vital medical transplants in rural AustraliaMashableIf you live in Outback Australia, your much-needed heart transplant could one day arrive by drone. A new consortium hopes to find a role for the unmanned flying machines in delivering urgent medical supplies to remote communities. The Australian RPAS … Read More… Drones could soon deliver […]

From coal worker to drone operator — new federal funds designated to retrain workers – FedScoop

FedScoopFrom coal worker to drone operator — new federal funds designated to retrain workersFedScoopThe Obama administration thinks former coal workers could become part of the future drone industry workforce, and it’s investing $2.2 million to get that started. The administration last week designated $2.2 million to be administered by the …and more » Read More… From […]

In Syria's capital, the civil war suddenly seems far away – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIn Syria’s capital, the civil war suddenly seems far awayLos Angeles TimesThe guns have been silenced; that is the first change a returning visitor notices while driving around Syria’s capital. In years past, the booms of artillery, mortars and rockets exchanged between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the …and more » […]

The Secret to Small Drone Obstacle Avoidance Is to Just Crash Into Stuff – IEEE Spectrum

IEEE SpectrumThe Secret to Small Drone Obstacle Avoidance Is to Just Crash Into StuffIEEE SpectrumRoboticists are putting a tremendous amount of time and effort into finding the right combination of sensors and algorithms that will keep their drones from smashing into things. It’s a very difficult problem: With a few exceptions, you’ve got small … […]

Peter Thiel Hits Hawkish Dems for ?Undeclared? Wars While Aiming to Cash In on Military Contracts – Daily Beast

Daily BeastPeter Thiel Hits Hawkish Dems for ?Undeclared? Wars While Aiming to Cash In on Military ContractsDaily BeastThiel, who co-founded PayPal, came to Washington to talk about his affection for Trump and opposition to war. By backing Trump and giving $1 million to a super PAC supporting him, Thiel has become arguably the most controversial […]

'Hacksaw Ridge' Review: Mel Gibson's World War II Film Is Remarkable & Inspiring – Deadline

Deadline’Hacksaw Ridge’ Review: Mel Gibson’s World War II Film Is Remarkable & InspiringDeadlineIt has taken decades for Hollywood to get around to making a movie about World War II hero Desmond Doss, but it hasn’t been the industry’s fault. Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in battle, did […]

United Nations Envoy Pushes For Diplomacy In War-Torn Yemen – NPR

United Nations Envoy Pushes For Diplomacy In War-Torn YemenNPRThe United Nations Security Council gets an update on Yemen Monday. The U.S. is hoping for a diplomatic solution after backing a Saudi-led air campaign that has devastated the country’s infrastructure and left thousands dead. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Read More… United Nations Envoy Pushes For Diplomacy In […]

Documents Reveal UK Involvement in Secret US Drone Campaign 'Kill List' – Common Dreams (press release)

Common Dreams (press release)Documents Reveal UK Involvement in Secret US Drone Campaign ‘Kill List’Common Dreams (press release)”These documents are the strongest evidence yet that the U.S. may be conducting its illegal, secret drone war from bases on British soil,” said Reprieve staff attorney Jennifer Gibson. “The U.K. government now needs to come clean on what […]

Amazing drone footage brings us up close to Apple's spaceship campus – Mashable

MashableAmazing drone footage brings us up close to Apple’s spaceship campusMashableIf you’ve always wondered what it’s like to work at Apple, there’s new fodder for your imagination. SEE ALSO: Apple’s incredible space campus is almost ready for Earth. Thanks to drone footage from Matthew Roberts and Duncan Sinfield, you can get a …Latest Apple Campus […]

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