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  • 01:00

    S4-E12 Commercial Drones

    in News

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Evolving issues of privacy, security and regulation are not preventing the UAV market from boldly moving forward.  But is this nearly unregulated industry growing faster than solutions to critical problems and how are we pushing technology from academia to market?   Brian Taylor, Director of the University of Minnesota Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Laboratory and Andrew Amato, General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE.com joins hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss to discuss what’s happening in an industry that’s literally flying under the radar.

  • 00:45

    Nips: June 29, 2015

    in Business

    Get the latest news from around the pulp and paper world in our weekly program, including an interview with a UAV company that helped a mill during a shutdown plus news from International Paper, RockTenn, MeadWestvaco, Metsä, UPM, Clearwater, Stora Enso, Orchids, Verso, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, Hadera, APRIL and more.
      
    Nips is a weekly show of contemporary information related to the pulp and paper industry worldwide. Hosted by Jim Thompson, the voice of the worldwide pulp and paper industry.


    Listen live at 7 a.m. EDT on Monday, 29 June 2015, or anytime afterward! 


    Enhance your experience if listening live to this episode ... go to simultweet.com for live tweets with more information during the broadcast.

  • 01:57

    Episode 33 - #OpUnmanned or Playing a Deadly Game of #Drones

    in War

    Tonight we tackle the multifaceted issue of unmanned aerial vehicles, or Drones. They have gained a place in history as one of the most hated, loved, and misunderstood pieces of equiptment our society has ever created. It is important to distinguish what a person is referring to when they talk about drones. This is due to the fact that the term is a blanket reference to pretty much anything that has locomotion, and is either remotely controlled, or runs a predetermined program for it's operation. This means that everything from a small hobbyists $20 RC helicopter to General Atomics multi billion dollar fleet of Predator drones all fall under this banner. 


    Though we will touch on the topic of smaller 'flying camera' drones, but our main topic tonight will be the larger, CIA and military driven UAVs and their role in the so-called 'War on Terror'.


    We have Brandon Bryant as our guest tonight. He knows all too well how these are used and how the operations are carried out. He should, he used to be a drone pilot. He will talk about his experiences with turning targets into 'bug splat', and the consequences, not just to those on the ground, but the scars he now bears daily with the resulting PTSD. Many studies have revealed that the PTSD most drone operators suffer from might be worse than those in hand to hand combat. It is an honor and with much gratitude that we welcome him to the show tonight. 


    While Brandon is not a leaker of top secret documents, he is definitely a whistleblower in the truest sense of the word. He is calling attention to the hipocrisy and deceit being propagated by the US and it's President, wherein they contend that drone strikes are a precision surgical instrument, equal to excising a cancer while leaving the remaining tissue intact. This is a lie. All males over 13 years of age are not 'militants'. Weddings are not target practice. 

  • 01:00

    UAV Roadmap with Col. Chris Carlile

    in Military

    Col. Chris Carlile, Director of the U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center for Excellence, discusses the next 25 years for UAV/UAS.

  • 01:00

    UAV/UAS Lifecycle Sustainment with Robert Hallinan

    in Military

    Robert Hallinan, a career military officer with over 30 years of military aviation related logistics and maintenance management experience discusses the logistics and sustainment issues likely to be faced given the increasing use and dependence the U.S. military has on UAV/UAS

  • 01:44

    David Pares, Warp Engines and UFOs

    in Paranormal

    David Pares is an adjunct professor at several colleges, including the University of Nebraska where he is the faculty advisor for their Mutual UFO Network student organization. He has degrees in geography and engineering science, and teaches classes in meteorology, physics, astronomy, geography, geology, statistics and physical science. Pares believes he has unlocked the key to warp technology, and that he and his team of engineers and graduate students have constructed a working warp engine that demonstrates this technology.


    Last time we talked with Pares he had tested the warp effect on lasers. However, now he has an engine, and is building a UAV that he hopes he will be able to propel with a warp engine. He has patents on the warp technology and has formed the company Space Warp Dynamics, LLC.


    For more about Pares' space warp project, visit paresspacewarpresearch.org.

  • 00:30

    UAV Training & Simulation - USAF & RAF discussion - Defence IQ

    in Military

    Wing Commander John Clarke of the 22 Training Group at Britain's Royal Air Force, and Robert Englehart, Deputy Chief of the US Air Force's AETC UAS Training Branch, join us to discuss their respective programmes for training non-rated aviators in the use of unmanned aircraft. Both outline the challenges and ambitions that this new initiative presents - including course structure, psychological profiling, and joint exercises - ahead of their involvement on the speaker panel of UAV Training and Simulation 2010, being held May 24-26 in London. Visit www.uavtrainingconf.com for more information.

  • 00:31

    Game of Drones

    in Technology

    We speak with Eli Delia and Marque Cornblatt about the Game of Drones Kickstarter.

  • 00:31

    Sinclair

    in Technology

    We speak with Sinclair UAS Training and Certification Center Director Dr. Andrew Shepherd.

  • 00:47

    Drone Journalism

    in Technology

    Our guest is Matthew Schroyer founder of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists (PSDJ), located at www.DroneJournalism.org He was also a presenter at the 2013 Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. 

  • 00:54

    Roadmaps and Test Sites

    in Technology

    Our guest is Douglas Marshall, UAS Regulation and Standards Development at NMSU. We’ll have a discussion about the latest Roadmap offerings from the FAA. We'll also touch on the pick 6 for the Test Site horse race.