Tag: drones

Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on militants

The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The...

/ September 1, 2018

Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now

Look at all the pretty drones. Hovering above sports stadiums from Houston to Pyeongchang, many hundreds of them have lately sparkled in artful murmuration. On a recent Time magazine cover, 958 drones pixelated the sky. The world record, 1,374 LED-bedazzled...

/ August 14, 2018

Arms race for space

In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space – to launch objects, and people, into the unknown – hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2018, they are preparing for a space war. Rivals of the US have already...

/ May 29, 2018

European Commission demands more EU laws on drones

The European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year. There were more than 1,200 “safety occurrences” involving drones in Europe last...

/ May 28, 2018