Cheap Drones Are Transforming The Ancient Art Of Mapmaking ⚙ Co Compared to their paper-based ancestors, today's maps are pretty incredible. Yet as mind-blowing as Google Maps or OpenStreetMaps would be to a 19th-century time traveler, these maps could be even better--if they were made by drones. In a recent demonstration, data analyst Bobby Sudekum and a few of his colleagues at MapBox sent a SenseFly eBee into the air above Lost Creek Winery in Virginia.
Drone campaign: Unsuspecting victims of a ‘precise’ warfare A majority of 168 children reportedly killed in the seven-year CIA campaign were less than 17 years old. A majority of 168 children reportedly killed in the seven-year CIA campaign were less than 17 years old. Din Mohammad had the misfortune to live next door to militants in Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan. Rover Prototype Set To Explore Greenland Ice Sheet NASA Rover Prototype Set To Explore Greenland Ice Sheet NASA's newest scientific rover is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland. The robot known as GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, will roam the frigid landscape collecting measurements to help scientists better understand changes in the massive ice sheet.
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Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones WASHINGTON -- Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations. Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes' systems.
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Good luck, Planet Labs! Update, Thursday morning: Launch is set for 1:07 p.m. EST! If you’re in the Mid-Atlantic US, you can watch it as it goes up, and of course NASA TV will carry it live: Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America's Drone War This is a joint investigation with the German news magazine Der Spiegel. A TOP-SECRET U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as the high-tech heart of America’s drone program. Ramstein is the site of a satellite relay station that enables drone operators in the American Southwest to communicate with their remote aircraft in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other targeted countries. The top-secret slide deck, dated July 2012, provides the most detailed blueprint seen to date of the technical architecture used to conduct strikes with Predator and Reaper drones. Amid fierce European criticism of America’s targeted killing program, U.S. and German government officials have long downplayed Ramstein’s role in lethal U.S. drone operations and have issued carefully phrased evasions when confronted with direct questions about the base. In a 2010 budget request for the Ramstein satellite station, the U.S.
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