UK Drones

Are Military Drone Pilots Really 'At War' If There Is No Jeopardy to Themselves?

Jon Welch | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Jon Welch

The justification of 'protecting' others - ground forces, innocent civilians, homeland security - is of course an entirely valid ethical point, but it's the same justification as might be used by some functionary deputed to deliver the lethal injection to a death row inmate - protecting others from someone innately bad, an enemy of society, doing a job that the rest of society is too soft and squeamish to countenance. But is that how flyers would want to see themselves? A technically adept functionary? Is that what they joined for?

The Reality of the Drone War in Pakistan

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Yes drone attacks violate human rights - but the US has also made it clear that they are in a state of war with terrorists. What this means is that the law of war governs their actions - not the law of peace. It might be a good idea to get a grip on those concepts and develop a legal justification as to why the law of peace operates.

Look To The Skies, Amazon's Delivery Drones Are Set To Be Tested In The UK

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon is joining forces with the UK government to test drone delivery systems in rural and suburban Britain for the first time. The tech giant is ca...

A Researcher Has Successfully Controlled A Swarm Of Drones Using Just His Mind

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech

A researcher from Arizona State University has found a way to control multiple drones using nothing but the power of thought. That’s right, he is ab...

Terrifyingly, This Company Wants To 'Grow' Military Drones In A Lab

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech

BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow are exploring the possibility of “growing” military drones in a lab in a bid to rapidly accelerate the m...

From the Sea to Cyberspace and Beyond

Julia Ellis-Kahana | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Julia Ellis-Kahana

With a spirit determined to trail blaze through the clouds, reminiscent of Amelia Earhart's landmark solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, the world's first Abortion Drone flew from Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany across a river to Slubice, Poland. The drone delivered packets of abortion pills, prescribed by a physician.

Introducing Tech For Good

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing blogs from inspiring innovators, who are using tech to change the world - from the charity helping sight impaired kids use public transport independently, to the start-up that have created an app to help parents suffering from postnatal depression... It's not about celebrating the technology by itself, it's about celebrating the humans and how they're using technology to achieve something great.

Drone Vs Medieval Spear: It Was Only Going To End One Way

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
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Drones have had something of a hard time recently. While some might argue that much of the wrath they've endured is probably deserved drones have been...

We Must Have Proper Scrutiny Each Time the State Takes a Life Through Drone Strikes

Harriet Harman | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Harriet Harman

The Government have a duty to protect the lives of its citizens including from terrorist attacks. But the state killing someone "in cold blood" in a country where we are not in armed conflict is a serious issue.

The Waugh Zone May 10, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday May 10, 2016… 1) TRUMP STUMPED Can he travel to the US? Yes he Khan. Well, maybe. Donald Trump h...

That British Airways 'Drone Strike' May Have Been A Lot Of Fuss Over Nothing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

A British Airways plane which was thought to have been hit during a landing at Heathrow was probably not hit by a drone after all. The transport secre...

Police Launch Appeal To Trace Drone Pilot After British Airways Incident

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Detectives have appealed for information after a drone apparently hit a British Airways flight as it came in to land at Heathrow. The pilot of flight ...

Without Drones, Pictures Like This Simply Wouldn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech

See, drones aren't all bad are they. When they're not invading military airspace, wielding chainsaws or getting in the way of Boeing 747s drones can a...

Are the Dangers From Drones for Manned Aircraft Exaggerated and Should We Be More Concerned Over the Use of Lasers

Alan Mckenna | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

Outside of the identified near miss situations, the Civil Aviation Authority and the regional Police forces in the UK have been receiving increasing numbers of drone related complaints.

This Drone Film Of Our Planet Is So Beautiful It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Drones have had something of a bad rep recently. This film will rectify that. Cinematographer Christian Grewe took his 4K camera and a DJI Phantom 3 a...

Meet DRU, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Pizza Delivery Robot

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'DRU', a somewhat comical looking robot that Domino's is using both as a publicity stunt and as a means of dipping their toes into the future: dr...

A 15-Year-Old Brit Has Won $250k At The World's First Drone 'Grand Prix'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech

15-year-old Luke Bannister from Britain has won the inaugural World Drone Prix and in the process bagged himself a whopping $250,000 in prize money. T...

Man Illegally Flies Drone To 11,000 Feet, Puts Evidence On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Do NOT try this at home. An enthusiast has flown an off-the-shelf drone to over 2 miles above the Earth's surface while capturing the entire flight on...

Trident Is Vulnerable

Paul Ingram | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Reassurances without evidence from institutions or politicians heavily committed to the renewal project hold little credibility in the face of clear and emerging technologies that could not only undermine the advantage of the submarine, but leave us with an expensive and destabilising system. We need to reopen the Trident Alternatives Review and do a better job this time.

An Expert Has Shown How Scarily Easy It Is To Hack A Police Drone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech

Turns out even government-owned drones aren't as secure as you'd think. A security researcher at IBM has demonstrated at a conference just how easy...

A Drone Flew Over Stonehenge At Dawn And It Was Spectacular

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter users appear to have had a wonderful start to their day thanks to a drone that flew over Stonehenge at the break of dawn. Television presen...

23 Near Misses Raise Fears Drones Could Take Down An Aircraft Over Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

There were 23 near misses between aircraft and drones at major airports and even over the Houses of Parliament in just six months, aviation investigat...

Meet Australia's Futuristic Answer To Sea Rescue

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

Australia is about to get a powerful new weapon in the battle for saving lives on the coast - it's very own shark-hunting drone. The Westpac Se...

Another Drone Came Terrifyingly Close To Hitting A Plane At Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

If there are two things in the universe that don't go well together it's drones and huge passenger aircraft. Which is why it's all the more worryin...

A Tiny Drone Army Is Going To Invade The Streets Of London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

A new delivery drone company plans to revolutionise the way we do our shopping by replacing your weekly trip to Sainsbury's with a tiny delivery robot...