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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens, rules judge

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaqi, a New Mexico-born militant cleric who joined al-Qaeda's Yemen affiliate, his teenage son Abdulrahman, and Samir Khan, ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Unidentified drone crashes on South Korean border island, military says

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Origin and nationality of crashed drone undisclosed but South Korean military reportedly investigating links to North's espionage operations An unmanned drone crashed ... the North. The drone fell on Baengnyeong island at about 4pm local time on Monday, when North Korea fired hundreds of artillery rounds in seas close to a disputed maritime line. That triggered ...

  3. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook looks to drones, satellites and lasers to connect everyone to the internet

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Social network plans to harness new technology to beam internet services to the 70pc of the population which is not yet online Facebook looks to drones, satellites Facebook is harnessing satellite, drone and other technology as part of an ambitious and costly effort to beam internet connectivity to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. The world's ...

  4. News - World - CONFLICT

    Drone strikes more deadly than US claims, say rights groups

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 11:26pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Rights groups reject claim deaths are rare, with studies documenting dozens of civilian killed Drone strikes 'worse than US says' Two influential human-rights groups say they have documented dozens of civilian deaths in US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, contradicting assertions by the Obama administration that such casualties are rare. In Yemen, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Cameras collect high-resolution images that can be used in video evidence Drones catch polluters unaware The mainland's environmental watchdogs have long been ... Protection is mobilising a fleet of drones to record images of factories discharging untreated pollutants into the atmosphere. The drones can fly virtually undetected. Three videos shot last month ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Drones to patrol Australia's borders Australia yesterday announced plans to buy a fleet of unmanned drones to help patrol the nation's borders ... The aircraft can remain airborne for 33 hours. A report in February said seven of the US-made drones would be purchased for A$3 billion (HK$21 billion). Abbott said the number of drones to be bought ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:49pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com New design of unmanned vehicle will spray chemicals that freeze floating particles, allowing them to fall to ground, developer says Aerial drone tested to fight air pollution Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the air pollution that often blankets much of the mainland, state media ...

  8. News - China - INVESTIGATION

    Drone video captures rare view of Zhou Yongkang family mansion

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 12:20pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen in Beijing andrea.chen@scmp.com Imposing village home captured by camera fixed to small drone helicopter Revealed: the Zhou family compound Aerial footage of a large home owned ... taken by a camera attached to a small drone helicopter, was uploaded on Monday night by internet giant Tencent's web portal, Qq.com. Watch: Zhong Yongkang's family house in Wuxi, China ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens. The Asian hornet, or Vespa ... sometimes 20 metres up in a tree. Roumailhac has tried drones but they get caught in branches, are awkward in urban areas and require official permits that are not easy to get. He relies mainly ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Insect' drone with flapping wings developed by Dutch scientists

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... 'Insect' drone with camera flaps its wings Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming. "This is the DelFly Explorer, the world's smallest drone with flapping wings that's able to fly around by itself and avoid ...




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