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The US Is Being 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' in the South China Sea, Beijing says

February 1, 2016 A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton island in South China Sea on Saturday (Jan. 30). The freedom-of-navigation operation drew rebuke, predictably, from Beijing. That’s because China considers not only the island but nearly the entire sea to be its own. It justifies its claim to...

Indonesia Blames ISIS for Suicide Bombs in Jakarta

January 14, 2016 This post was updated at 2:20pm GMT. Indonesia’s capital Jakarta was hit by a series of bombings today (Jan. 14) that killed two civilians, including one Canadian. Officials blamed the attack on Islamic State militants, some of whom have allegedly been captured. Related: Why Indonesia is Immune to ISIS A...

Tokyo Police Use Nets to Capture Rogue Drones

December 11, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In April, a drone landed radioactive material atop the Japanese prime minister’s official residence. (Its operator was angry about plans to restart the nation’s nuclear reactors.) After that incident, Tokyo’s police department has now announced drone counter-measures involving—you guessed it—drones. Starting this month, the police drones will carry nets through...

MIT Researchers Develop Device That Can Identify People Through Walls

October 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Paranoid about technology chipping away at our privacy? You might want to skip this article. If all goes to plan, a product will become commercially available in 2016 that can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall. It...

US Navy Revives Ancient Navigation as Cyber Threats Grow

October 17, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sometimes old school is best. In today’s U.S. Navy, navigating a warship by the stars instead of GPS is making a comeback. The Naval Academy stopped teaching celestial navigation in the late 1990s, deeming the hard-to-learn skill irrelevant in an era when satellites can relay a ship’s location with remarkable...

US Navy Revives Ancient Navigation as Cyber Threats Grow

October 15, 2015 Sometimes old school is best. In today’s U.S. Navy, navigating a warship by the stars instead of GPS is making a comeback. The Naval Academy stopped teaching celestial navigation in the late 1990s, deeming the hard-to-learn skill irrelevant in an era when satellites can relay a ship’s location with remarkable...

The Navy is Reinstating the Ancient Art of Celestial Navigation

October 15, 2015 Sometimes old school is best. In today’s US Navy, navigating a warship by the stars instead of GPS is making a comeback. The Naval Academy stopped teaching celestial navigation in the late 1990s, deeming the hard-to-learn skill irrelevant in an era when satellites can relay a ship’s location with remarkable...

Join a Drone Over the Indonesian Fires Smoking Out an Entire Region

October 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This summer a large swath of Southeast Asia has been covered by a persistent haze that’s led to health problems, fatal accidents, cancelled flights and events, costly counter-measures, and some surreal political bickering. The haze occurs every dry season, when fires are set to make land suitable for pulp-and-paper or...

More Than 100,000 Acres of Northern California Are on Fire

September 14, 2015 Unusually volatile forest fires incinerated buildings, cars, and just anything about anything else in their path in northern California over the weekend. On Sunday (Sept. 13) governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties as thousands fled for safety, after the Valley Fire, which started...