The Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization which would require for the first time - if it became law - that the Administration publicly report on civilian casualties from U.S. drone stri
While in Maine, WeAreChangeCT met Derrick Slopey from the Maine Hacker Club who revealed his homemade UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which he had pieced together using their 3D printer and schematics from DIY Drones website.
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Today's military drones are pretty slick at getting into enemy airspace for a little bit of aerial reconnisance, but sometimes the view from above just isn't good enough.
Retired by the U.S. Navy more than seven years ago, the iconic Grumman F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).
Another sign our drone-filled future is weirder than anyone imagined.
Buried inside a dull bureaucratic tome is the future of flying robots in America.
Lady Gaga is going drone.
The Sandia Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept. Image: Sandia National Laboratories The future of military drones isn’t surveillance and dropping bombs. It’s transformation: a single unmanned vehicle that can fly, swim, drive, and even hop like a frog
So you still believe you're not living in a surveillance state? Well think again. The Federal Aviation Administration just published a 74 page plan whereby law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and hobbyists can begin flying drones in t
The CIA will continue running its drone program separately from the Pentagon, at least for the time being. More than six months after the initial reports, progress has slowed to a standstill. It might sound like a simple procedural shift, but the dec
Critics say firing weapons from behind a computer screen, while safely sitting thousands of miles away, could desensitize pilots to the act of killing. What separates this, they argue, from a battlefield video game? But war is rarely so simple, and
I asked the audience an easy question: Have they ever seen or heard from drone strike victims in the mainstream US press? Not one hand has ever gone up. This is an obvious indication that the media has failed to do its job of humanizing the civilian
The “Bureau of Investigative Journalism,” has calculated that from 2004 to July 2013, 370 drone strikes had killed between 2,548 and 3,549 humans. This estimate included between 411 and 890 civilian deaths and between 168 and 197 children deaths.
Pakistani political groups demand all strikes must stop by November 20.
Sure, flying insects are annoying, but they have one huge advantage over humans: the gift of enhanced mobility. Insects are small and nimble enough to get into almost any tight space, so it makes sense to create a similarly sized drone for stealth mi
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”
Drones have always been cool, but using them can sometimes be a headache, not to mention unrewarding in terms of video quality and range of distance.
One of the jobs robots are being groomed for is disaster relief.
On October 24, 2012, a CIA drone killed my 67-year old mother and injured my children,” said a Pakistani schoolteacher before a Congressional briefing on Tuesday.
“I was running away,” the nine-year told the Guardian. “I was trying to wipe away the blood.” “It was as if it was night all of the sudden.” Nabeela’s father, Rafiq ur Rehman, a school teacher was dropping off sweets at his sister’s home when it hap
The Sabaoon School for boys in northern Pakistan is anything but average.
Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA
Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE this man, Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul?? Cenk Uygur & The Young Turks, Alan Grayson & Dr. Paul?
New evidence indicates that the USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said in a major new report released today.
President Obama will nominate Jeh Johnson as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He was responsible for the legal review and approval of every military operation approved by the President and Secretary of Defense.
Pakistani citizen Rafiq ur Rehman watched as his mother was blown apart by a drone-fired missile. He and his two children were severely wounded. Rehman was invited by Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson to offer testimony. He would have been
It was an innocuous e-mail, one of millions sent every day by spouses with updates on the situation at home.
We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the name of the national good by an elite class of government officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions.
The folks over as senseFly have developed a sweet little fixed-wing autonomous mapping drone called the eBee, which can be launched from anywhere by anyone.