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Autonomous Military Technology at a “Tipping Point”

Autonomous military technologies that are capable of independently selecting a course of action to achieve a goal are maturing rapidly, the Defense Science Board said in a newly published study. “Autonomy, fueled by advances in artificial intelligence, has attained a … Continue reading

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Pentagon takes aim at bomb-carrying consumer drones

They’re cheap, they’re light, and they can carry a small bomb: The commercial drone is essentially a new terror gadget for organizations such as Hezbollah, Islamic State or anyone else looking to wreak havoc on a budget. “That’s the same … Continue reading

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Fire-Spitting Drones Could Help Control Wildfires, Scientists Say

A fireball-shooting drone could help suppress catastrophic wildfires and restore grasslands. Dirac Twidwell, a range ecologist at the University of Nebraska, developed fireball igniters called “dragon eggs” about the size of ping-pong balls, which are pitched out of an unmanned … Continue reading

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Bill in Michigan legislature seeks to ban weaponized drones

Legislation would make it a crime in Michigan to weaponize an unmanned aerial vehicle. Democratic state Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo says: “We don’t need flying guns in Michigan.” He says the legislation introduced earlier this month would make it … Continue reading

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