February 2019

According to mainstream video games, modern warfare is all about cyborg arms, laser shields and jarheads blowing up baddies under the guidance of recognisable character actors. However, the frenetic antics of the Call of Duty series and its ilk are behind the times. The drone pilot protagonist of 2012’s free indie game Unmanned is a […]

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Earlier this month, the US military issued a statement saying that it had conducted two airstrikes in Somalia, killing at least 12 “militants”. At the time, US authorities assessed that no civilians were injured or killed in either airstrike. It wasn’t the first time that American authorities expected outside observers or Somalis to accept their […]

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Lent begins on March 6. Order Lenten devotionals now. NEWS 1) Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision 2) Compelling vision online conversation is offered March 23 3) Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare 4) Global Food Initiative manager […]

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The United Nations estimates that illegal wildlife trade worldwide could be worth $8 billion to $10 billion annually. The value of the ivory trade alone contributes about $1 billion. For now, foot patrols and drone-based surveillance have not been effective at preventing poaching, and these efforts are labour-intensive and under resourced. One AI-based solution has […]

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Jason Smith has flown more than 60 missions with a single drone since the 2017 creation of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program. Along the way, he has cataloged a wealth of footage for documentation, 3D mapping, tracking and volumetric calculations. Smith, DEQ’s UAS manager, says the program is limited only by […]

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As a 20-year Culver City resident, I understand the concerns of others that the use of drones may result in problems. However, as a former prosecutor, I have seen that when drones are used according to strict policies, they are effective and can be lifesavers. There was a time when dash cams in police vehicles and […]

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Kalashnikov Group, the same family of companies that produces Russia’s iconic assault rifles, revealed the KUB-BLA drone at the IDEX-2019 trade show in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. It’s unclear whether the Russian air force requested the drone’s development, or Kalashnikov developed the type on its own for the domestic or foreign market. “KUB-BLA is […]

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  Just two Christmases ago, drones were the gotta-have item on every kid’s wish list — and some adult lists too. Prices ranged from around $25 to more than $11,000 on Amazon.com. It’s still possible to get a drone for $25 or even less. It is also possible to spend more than $11,000 — a […]

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A Frenchman by the name of Arthur Desclaux has appeared in a Myanmar court on a drone flying charge after having been arrested two weeks ago. The French drone pilot has allegedly flown his unmanned aircraft too close to the country’s vast parliament complex. DJI Mavic Pro French drone pilot faces Myanmar court on drone […]

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – As rain continues the Cumberland River at Clarksville is likely to reach flood stage by midnight Saturday and a Flood Warning remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through Sunday night. RELATED: Photos of flooding in Clarksville-Montgomery County See drone photos of the flooding below, courtesy of David E. Smith of Clarksville […]

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BEDMINSTER — Along with a camera for daytime use, Bedminster Township Police Department’s new drone will have infrared radar that can be used at night. The $14,909 purchase of the drone from JWW Educational Camps, LLC, Bensalem was approved at the Feb. 13 Bedminster Township Board of Supervisors.  “It’s not that we’re gonna be flying drones […]

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When it comes to policy makers drawing lessons from the game, Train said, they should “know it’s a game; nevertheless, don’t treat it as something to play and ‘win.’ It’s a vehicle for you to understand, classify and organize, at a higher and more aggregated level, all the minutiae you already know about the situation […]

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