UK Drones

Will President Trump Extend The Disastrous 'War On Terror'?

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

President Trump promises to bring back "a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding". Although he likes it "a lot," he does not "think it's tough enough." What the Spanish Inquisition called tormento del agua is, for Donald Trump, "minimal, minimal torture." In other words, he wants to undo all the work that we at my organization Reprieve - and many others - have struggled to carry forward in the years since 9/11.

Not Just Droning On About Drone Safety

Jonathan Nicholson | Posted 22.10.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Nicholson

None of this potential will be possible however, if early adopters risk creating a negative perception of the devices through irresponsible and dangerous use. We need to instil a sense of responsibility, ownership, and safe usage without losing the fun element for those flying drones as a hobby.

This Is Just About The Scariest Drone We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
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Japanese engineers have created a drone with mechanical claws, and it might just be the scariest thing we’ve ever seen take flight. The flying machi...

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Drones - The Next Technological Frontier Or Impending Threat To National Security?

Colin Bull | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

With arguably some proven credentials - with drones already being used in television production; law enforcers using thermal imaging cameras to catch suspects; and utility firms able to check for leaks - what's not to like about speedy shopping or sending drones rather than humans on dangerous military or surveillance missions?

Forget Paddling, You Can Now Pilot A Kayak With A Drone

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech

Drones might look pretty flimsy, but now an 11-stone-man has successfully used a drone to pull him across a lake. YouTuber David Frei is popular for ...

Ireland From the Air: Adventures in Drone Photography

Janet Newenham | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Sometimes in life you need to look at something with a whole new set of eyes to fully appreciate its beauty. As a travel writer who spends most of th...

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

Jon Welch | Posted 05.08.2017 | 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 27.07.2017 | 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...