NASA to track drones

U.K. lawmakers want to track the consumer and commercial use of drones and they’re turning to NASA for help, reports the New York Times . Under Secretary of State for Transport Lord Ahmad Tariq confirmed that the country is discussing the idea of a drone traffic management system with the U.S. space agency.

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India To Buy Attack Drones From Israel For $400 Million: Report

India will buy 10 armed drones from Israel at a cost of $400 million, the Economic Times reported Friday, citing sources within India’s ministry of defense. Officials from Israel Aerospace Industries were currently in India and exploring joint production of drones, the report added.

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We love the Amazon jungle, for now

Amazon is an impressive if rather creepy company, with its style set by its cold, “data-driven” founder/CEO, Jeff Bezos. An Aug. 15 New York Times piece, “Inside Amazon,” laid out the travails of the monopolistic and Darwinian enterprise’s white-collar workforce . Their issues have gotten more attention than the much worse Dickensian conditions of the blue-collar employees in its warehouses …

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Great Reads: Blimps and movie stars and suicide pills

Hey there. I’m Kari Howard, and I edit the Great Reads (a.k.a. Column Ones) for the Los Angeles Times. Two of my biggest loves are narrative journalism and music, and I’m lucky that my days are filled with both: When reading the stories, I get inspired by songs I think fit the article’s theme –…

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US Drone Crashes In Iraq

A U.S. MQ-1 Predator drone crashed Monday in southern Iraq, according to a new report. An Iraqi man found its remains Tuesday in Samawa, which is located in southern Iraq, the Air Force Times reported . According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the drone was flying a combat mission when it crashed, though authorities maintain the plane was not brought down by enemy fire.

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