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Aerial Spy, 100 Years before Drones

Reported in Scientific American This Week in World War I: October 10, 1914 Drones are at the forefront of warfare in the 21st century. These unarmed and unpiloted aircraft, big and small, circle far above the battlefield, collecting images and reporting back to headquarters, electronically.

October 10, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow
Roosevelt’s Barking Deer, Unseen for 85 Years, Photographed in Vietnam

Roosevelt’s Barking Deer, Unseen for 85 Years, Photographed in Vietnam

A rare deer species first discovered by the sons of Pres. Teddy Roosevelt 85 years ago has been rediscovered in Vietnam. Camera-trap images of Roosevelt’s muntjacs (aka Roosevelt’s barking deer, Muntiacus rooseveltorum) and other samples collected in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve are the sole record of the species in the country, which was previously known [...]

March 12, 2014 — John R. Platt

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