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U.S. Army Builds Drone Airport In Texas

Airport costs $33 million ... An airport designed for only two kinds of drones is set to be built in the US State of Texas. At $33 million cost, the project demonstrates America’s unprecedented drive toward the use of unmanned aerial systems. A 150-acre drone launch and recovery complex, which will be “fenced and secured,”


Mistletoe-Bearing Restaurant Drone Draws Blood

Last month we wondered about what could possibly go wrong with TGI Friday’s plan to fly mistletoe-bearing drones over customers in some  restaurants. Now we know. A photographer for a Brooklyn newspaper is apparently an early casualty, saying the drone blade clipped her nose during a photo shoot at TGIF’s Sheepshead Bay location, according to this report. 


Aiming For Two Militant Leaders In Pakistan, U.S. Drone Pilots Killed 233 People, Including 89 Children

The U.S. drone program in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen is referred to as “targeted killing” of those deemed to be a danger to American interests. President Barack Obama even said in a speech on May 23, 2013, “[B]y narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us, and not the people they hide


Bio-Drones Made From Fungus And Bacteria Take Flight

By: TechSwarm - If there is any doubt that our reality is quickly becoming stranger than fiction, the latest announcement from researchers at Stanford should lay it to rest. Working in collaboration with green tech company, Ecovative Design, scientists have produced a biodegradable drone that they say will virtually disappear without a trace. The biomaterial that


DHS Drones Equipped To Eavesdrop On Americans

The US Department of Homeland Security already has an arsenal of drones to be deployed for whatever the agency deems fit, but the actual capabilities of those vehicles exceed what many Americans may expect. The unmanned drones being used inside of the United States right now can’t shoot Hellfire missiles like their overseas counterparts. They


World's First Robot Pilot Ready To Replace Humans (VIDEO)

As if the use of drones and A.I. autonomous systems aren't controversial enough, now researchers in South Korea claim to have developed a humanoid robot called Pibot that can fly any type of aircraft. As you'll see in the video below, one beneficial real-world example for the use of robot pilots would be in dangerous


DHS Is Using Surveillance Drones To Spy On Americans

  By: massprivatei.blogspot.com - The Department of Homeland Security flew drones equipped with video cameras over the United States--away from border and coastal areas--for 1,726 hours from fiscal 2011 through this April, according to the Government Accountability Office. The report, written by Brittany M. Hughes, concludes that aerial drones were indeed flown outside of approved and


An Empire Of Drones And Robots

Is there any doubt that America’s foreign policy, based upon maintaining a global empire, actually makes us less safe? The misgiving is that such intercession has any actual benefits to the citizens of the country. What once was a respected leadership role of non-interventionism in international affairs, has become a dominating imperium for worldwide control


US Scientists Working On Mind-Controlled Drones For Military Use (VIDEO)

University researchers in Texas say they are designing a new type of drone – one that could be controlled simply and only with a soldier’s mind. If successful, the project would allow soldiers to command future drones in ways beyond simple navigational commands. While troops would be able to order a drone to “move left”


U.S. Navy Integrates Autonomous Drones With Manned Missions (VIDEOS)

By: Nicholas West, Activist Post "History" was made in mid-May of last year as Northrop Grumman's X-47B unmanned drone made its first launch at sea from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. While the Navy says it wasn't intended for the immediate war environment, it was heralded by the commander of the Naval Air


Japan Changes Constitution To Join Global Drone Arms Race

It has been predicted that the development of drone surveillance by the U.S. would spark a global race to develop new drone capabilities, leading to a potentially dystopian future of drone wars where combat and even assassinations can be performed by fleets of insect-like microbots. The Washington Post reported in July, 2011: More than 50


BAE Systems Plan Directed Energy Weapons And Drones That Divide To Conquer (VIDEOS)

Today, BAE Systems announced some of their plans for the future including 3D printed drones, directed energy weapons, and.a modular drone called the Transformer because it can fly as a single unit or divide into three separate crafts. BAE describes the drone as follows: The Transformer is a flexible aircraft system that combines smaller jets


California Man Uses Surveillance Drone To Keep An Eye On Cops From Above (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles Police Department is waiting for approval before it begins using a pair of recently acquired unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor events in Southern California, but a local man has already beaten them to the punch. Forty-two-year-old Daniel Saulmon of Torrance, CA has been using a camera-equipped drone of his own during the


The Past And Future Of Drones In The U.S. (Infographic)

Source: CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com The Past and Future of Drones in the U.S. Americans have a long love affair with aviation, so why should unmanned aviation be any different? Truth is, it probably won’t be, as tens of thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, will launch into the skies over the U.S. in the


US Drone Pilots Are ‘Stressed’ And ‘Demoralized’ – Official Report

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military. US senators asked the GAO to investigate how the Air Force treated its pilots back in 2012, following previous


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