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From the ground in Nepal, the chaos would have been immediate and terrifying. From the skies above, the scope of the tragedy came into sharper focus after Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake — a vast disa...
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How Do We Help Drone Operators Facing Burnout?

Despite the high rates of exhaustion and cynicism in drone operators, only a very small percentage of drone operators met the formal criteria for occupational burnout or viewed themselves as being ineffective at their jobs. The exhausting schedules that drone operators need to follow are definitely cause for concern due to the increased risk of mishaps during drone missions.

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.Financial t...
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Amazon's Micro-Drones Are a Good Thing

The newly announced Amazon PrimeAir drone concept is essentially a mini-flying airplane that will deliver small purchases to your door in about half an hour. The commercialization of drones continues a micro-trend that is changing how we live and interact with the world around us for the better.
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Drones: The West's Best Ethical Response to Terrorism

The war on terror is not being fought amongst "officers and gentlemen." There are no rules of engagement that demand that innocent lives not be put into jeopardy by using civilians as human shields or suicide bombers. The terrorism must be stopped. Drones are the West's best ethical defense against terrorism. They save the lives of our soldiers and reduce the killing of innocents. Amnesty International reported "unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes," on October 22, 2013. If these are "war crimes" what do we call the damage caused by suicide/homicide bombs and bombers in countries all over the world?
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Drone Use Booming In Canada

The word “armed” blinks red on the laptop screen as a propeller whirs to life. Soon, the drone rises steadily over a dusty landscape. But this isn’t Afghanistan – it’s Milton, Ont., where geographer...
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How Automated Wars Rob Us Of Humanity

Militaries, and the U.S. military in particular, envisions a future where weapons do the thinking -- that is, planning, target selection and engagement. If we are not careful about the increasing push towards autonomous weapons, we may lose our very humanity in the process.
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The Short Slide From Drones to Despotism

The U.S. saddles up its moral high horse and claims that drone attacks on U.S. citizens do not threaten the bedrock of individual rights and freedoms, but are done for the greater good. It is at best a legal farce and at worst detrimental to the rule of law in the U.S. (and possibly elsewhere).