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Israel has 80 nukes, can about triple inventory – report

Israel has 80 nukes, can about triple inventory – report

Israel has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons, but according to new report by US experts it has at least 80 operative warheads and has enough material to produce up to 190 more. In a report published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, nuclear weapon proliferation experts Robert S. Norris and Hans […]

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

As leaders of countries making up half of the world’s population firmly opposed military action against Syria without a UN mandate, the US kept pushing for a strike, claiming that many countries represented at the G20 summit were “comfortable” with it. Although discussion of the Syrian conflict was never officially on the G20 agenda, world […]

NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity in the world

NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity in the world

New revelations about NSA surveillance systems show that it was enough to fill in a short ‘justification’ form before gaining access to any of billions of emails, online chats, or site visit histories through a vast aggregation program called XKeyscore. The structure of XKeyscore, leaked by the UK’s Guardiannewspaper, is sourced from a classified internal presentation from […]

US approves drones for civilian use

US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both measure around 4 ½ feet […]

Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop

Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop

The 15th Annual Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop and Air Fair was held on Memorial Day, May 27th. There were several flight exhibitions. Entertainment by the Heat Wave Jazz Band from the Boys and Girls Club, A live remote by KNEWS, food vendors, Face paintings for the children and re-enactment by the 82nd Airborne. […]

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama announced drastic changes to the United States’ counterterrorism operations Thursday, reforming the rules that guide America’s drone program while also expediting the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees. The president spoke at the National Defense University in Washington, DC Thursday afternoon to discuss those two issues in particular, weighing in on a pair […]

‘Worse than death row’: Gitmo hunger strike reaches Day 100

‘Worse than death row’: Gitmo hunger strike reaches Day 100

As the Guantanamo hunger strike enters its 100th day, the number of voices, both in the US and around the world, to close the facility are growing stronger and louder. Lawyers acting for prisoners in Guantanamo say the real figures may be higher, but officially of the 166 inmates in Guantanamo, 102 are currently on […]

Pentagon’s DARPA reveals their most human-like robot yet

Pentagon’s DARPA reveals their most human-like robot yet

The Pentagon’s army of space-age robot warriors is getting a lot more real. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has released video footage of a project that’s been long in the works and really starting to now take shape. The Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin — or “PETMAN,” for short — is the subject […]