drones http://kgou.org en World Views: June 27, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-27-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the North Korean response to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film <em>The Interview</em>, and <a href="http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/task_force_report_final_web_062414.pdf">the report</a> released this week &nbsp;reviewing the increased use of drones by the United States.</p><p>And a conversation with University of Oklahoma Latin America historian <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a>. His new book <a href="http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-invaded-9780195343038?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;tab=overview"><em>The Invaded</em></a> explores early 20th century conflicts in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 32242 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 27, 2014 Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land http://kgou.org/post/drones-approved-faa-gives-ok-first-commercial-use-over-land The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued the first permit in its history for an unmanned aircraft to fly over U.S. soil. Oil company BP will use a drone from the company AeroVironment to conduct surveys in Alaska.<p>The first drone flights under the recently issued waiver have already taken place, the FAA says.<p>From the agency's news release:<p><blockquote><p>"The FAA issued a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization to survey BP pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay, AK, the largest oilfield in the United States. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 31010 at http://kgou.org Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making http://kgou.org/post/drone-strikes-lost-luggage-how-international-law-affects-global-decision-making <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">International law impacts the behavior of both national governments and international non-state actors, governing things like the use of drones and military technology. But the effects can also be felt on an individual level – in everything from financial transactions to luggage protection and free-travel visas in the European Union.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26985 at http://kgou.org From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making OSU Students Design Two Types Of Drones http://kgou.org/post/osu-students-design-two-types-drones <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Students at Oklahoma State University have designed two&nbsp;<font color="red">drones</font>&nbsp;capable of punching through violent storms and aiding authorities with search and rescue efforts.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Associated Press 20712 at http://kgou.org OSU Students Design Two Types Of Drones Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing http://kgou.org/post/test-sites-chosen-commercial-drone-testing The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday unveiled the names of the six applicants who have been granted the right to test the commercial uses of "unmanned aircraft systems" — drones.<p>The FAA's approvals were highly sought after because the test sites are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/17/251833649/faa-to-pick-sites-soon-for-commercial-drone-testing" target="_blank">expected to bring high-tech jobs and investments</a> to the states where they're located. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20138 at http://kgou.org Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing Delivery By Drone? Amazon Says A New Era Looms http://kgou.org/post/drone-delivery-amazon-says-new-era-looms Amazon is looking at drastically reducing its delivery times — to 30 minutes or less — as it plans a new service called Prime Air that it says could debut in a few years. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:29:15 +0000 Bill Chappell 18284 at http://kgou.org Delivery By Drone? Amazon Says A New Era Looms Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science http://kgou.org/post/tornado-tech-how-drones-can-help-twister-science Oklahoma was hit particularly hard by two massive outbreaks this year in what's been another deadly season of tornadoes in the U.S. Despite technology and forecasting improvements, scientists still have plenty to learn about how and why tornadoes form.<p>Currently, one of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them. So off they go with mobile science laboratories, rushing toward storms armed with research equipment and weather-sensing probes.<p>It's dangerous work. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:34:00 +0000 editor 11706 at http://kgou.org Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science World Views: April 26, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-26-2013 <p></p><p>This time last week Americans were just starting to learn about the troubled Russian region of&nbsp;Chechnya after authorities released the identities of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.</p><p>Rebecca Cruise discusses women in combat and the U.S. drone program with NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/128649543/rachel-martin" target="_blank">Rachel Martin</a>. Before taking over the host's chair of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/weekend-edition-sunday/" target="_blank"><em>Weekend Edition Sunday</em></a>, she reported from both Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as the network's national security correspondent.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 4663 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 26, 2013 Women in War: Combat and Coverage When the Front Lines Blur http://kgou.org/post/women-war-combat-and-coverage-when-front-lines-blur <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In January, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta <a href="http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1746">announced</a> the end of the U.S. military’s 19-year-old ban on women officially serving in combat roles.</p><p>“Every time I visited the warzone, every time I've met with troops, reviewed military operations, and talked to wounded warriors, I've been impressed with the fact that everyone - men and women alike - everyone is committed to doing the job,” Panetta said. “They're fighting and they're dying together. And the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality.”</p><p><em>Weekend Edition Sunday </em>host <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/128649543/rachel-martin">Rachel Martin</a> covered national security issues for NPR from 2010-2012. She told KGOU’s <em>World Views</em> the change in policy recognizes the reality on the ground, but also will afford women the opportunity to compete for top-level spots in very elite military units.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:58:00 +0000 Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 4434 at http://kgou.org Women in War: Combat and Coverage When the Front Lines Blur