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Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At TEDGlobal 2013 environmental systems researcher Lian Pin Koh presents a new and unexpectedly benign use for drones: nature conservation. Nepal has natural landscapes that are beautiful — and in danger. But wildlife conservation is costly, and time- and labor-consuming. Behold: Conservation drones, a new tool being used in Nepal to combat wildlife crime. These […]

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Quoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomyQuoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomy

Posted By Helen Walters

Daniel Suarez is a former systems consultant turned novelist who will speak in session two at TEDGlobal 2013. Officially subtitled “Those Flying Things,” this is unofficially known as the drone session, and it will feature various speakers tackling the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. For his part, Suarez will expound on some of the themes he […]

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Todd Humphreys to testify to Congress about GPS spoofingTodd Humphreys to testify to Congress about GPS spoofing

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“Our modern society has a special relationship to GPS. We’re almost blindly reliant on it,” Todd Humphreys says in his TEDxTalk. “It’s built deeply into our systems and infrastructure. Some call it the invisible utility.” As GPS becomes more and more pervasive, technology is being developed to counter it — sometimes to restore privacy, but […]