UK Drones

It's Time to Sort Fact From Fiction on Drones

Philip Dunne | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Dunne

One of the most common myths I want to debunk is that UAS are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan. Let me be clear, the majority of civilian deaths in Afghanistan are caused by insurgents, not UAS. In over 50,000 Reaper flying hours, there has only been one single operation that resulted in the deaths of civilians.

WATCH: Insect Drone Can Fly On Its Own For Nine Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

The world isn't exactly short of drones - but it's never had any quite as cute as this. The DelFry Explorer is a new creation of researchers at Del...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

WATCH: Drone Attacked By Swarm Of Bees

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech

Among the things that Amazon hasn't counted on in trying to make its drone delivery service a goer are (a) birds and (b) reality. And now, to that...

LOOK: US Navy Launches Drone From A Submarine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

The US Navy has successfully launched an unmanned drone aircraft from a submarine. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was deployed from a submerged ...

Drones Can Hack Other Drones In Mid-Air, With A $20 Computer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

As others have said, Amazon's incipient plan to fill our skies with autonomous delivery drones might have a few flaws. To that list it can now add 'ot...

Civil Drones: Could They be Used in the UK?

Sarah Macken | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Macken

I have to say that I find this sort of stuff enormously exciting. It's where sci-fi and technology meet, but as every sci-fi fan knows politics and policy also have an important role to play in how the use of technology unfolds.

The Future Is Ours to Decide: Putting Our Mouth Where Our Money Is

Kester Brewin | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Clearly, the technologies that gadgets such as Glass employ are stunning. But we must not then be stunned by them. Because it is possible to have such tools, does not mean that we should adopt them.

Startup Wants To Build A Power Plant In The Sky, With Drones

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon might be garnering the headlines for its ambitious plans to put drones to work as delivery-bots. But one UK start-up has an even more ambitious...

Not Quite the Right Story

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

There is no justification for what the Taliban did to Malala. Her standing up to them is admirable, her fame well deserved and her activism for education and women's rights worth all the support it can get. But Malala's story represents only a part of the region's long tale of woe.

Killer Robots Take a Hit

Niall Couper | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Niall Couper

Coming soon near you it's The Terminator. Yes, folks the fully autonomous weapon is firmly on the horizon. Whether on the battlefield or targeted on the streets, these weapons should have no place in warfare or policing. But a future where the decision on whether you live or die could soon be made by a Killer Robot. It sounds like science fiction, but the reality is moving ever closer.

Cabinet Minister Lambasts Obama Over Drones Policy In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

A senior British government minister has lambasted Barack Obama's policy of using drone strikes against Taliban and al Qaida leaders in Pakistan, addi...

Killer Robot Campaigners Seek Vote On Death Machines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A first step towards banning "killer robot" weapons that think for themselves could be taken by the international community later this week. Nation...

Drones: Life-Savers or Life-Takers?

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

To brand the entire technology as 'immoral' is unfair. The drone debate must be approached with reason, not hijacked by the same type of short-sighted, hysterical activists whose blind, misguided ideology focuses more banning every type of human development which, with refinements, could actually aid some of their own overarching aims. Most people partner drones with the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, but the technology actually dates back to 1917 when the Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane made its maiden flight in the United States.

PICS: America's New Spy Plane Could Reach 3,600 MPH

Huffington Post Uk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

An American company is developing an unmanned aircraft capable of travelling at six times the speed of sound. The SR-72 supersonic plane would use ...

Secret Mind Games Behind Drone Wars

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Is it possible that inducing a psychological state of fear and paranoia is not just a side-effect, but indeed part of the tactical purpose behind deploying drones? What would be the longer term mental impact on us, if drones constantly circled overhead where we live, arbitrarily and randomly striking out people we knew, every now and then?

US Drones To Get Sci-Fi 'Laser Shields'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Tech

Pilotless, almsot silent, missile-shooting drones are scary. So what about ones equipped with lasers? This appears to nearing reality after thos...

Jessica Elgot

Why Was This Grandmother Targeted By A Drone Strike? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

When Mamana Bibi was hit by a drone strike, her grandchildren had no body to bury. They had to "collect" bits of her, scattered across the field where...

WATCH: Drones Map Matterhorn In Just Six Hours

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech

Drones often get a bad rap - they always seem to be killing civilians, taking over the sea/air or ruining weddings. But they are used for good as w...

'Terminators' To Take Over America

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Former Fox News mouthpiece Glenn Beck has never been shy of conspiratorial portents, having spent the years since Obama’s election in 2008 warning a...

What's Missing From This Picture?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech

Spot anything unusual about this plane? Boeing have revealed the next step in pilot training by successfully flying a pilotless Lockheed Martin F-1...

WATCH: Video Drone Crashes At 'Bull Run' Event In United States

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Tech

A drone filming an American 'recreation' of the running of the bulls has crashed during the event, injuring five people. The Great Bull Run in Dinw...

DARPA 'Hydra' Can Launch Drones From Under The Sea

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Tech

DARPA, the US military's secretive development wing, have already created machines to make you terrifyingly wary of death from the skies and dry land ...

WATCH: 'Drone Clouds' Form Themselves Into Multi-Rotor Hybrids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech

A 'cloud' of experimental new drones are able to form themselves into a larger, multi-rotor vehicle, and fly as one. The Distributed Flight Array p...

BT Accused Of Aiding US Drone Programme In Yemen

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

BT has become embroiled in the major international controversy over drone strikes in Yemen, as it was alleged that the telecoms giant supplied key com...