Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

FOX News

BOGOTA, Colombia – The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. Julio Borges, who once led Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, said Tuesday that the arrests of two high-ranking military officers in connection with the attack using drones loaded with plastic explosives is yet another signal that fractures within the nation's armed forces are growing. "The conflict today is within the government -- not just at the political level, but more importantly within the armed forces," Borges said in an interview with The Associated Press in Colombia's capital. His comments came hours after Venezuela's chief prosecutor announced the arrest of Gen. Alejandro Perez and Col. Pedro Zambrano from Venezuela's National Guard as part of the investigation into the Aug. 4 attack. Their alleged roles were not described.


MyShake app recorded nearly 400 quakes this year

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Android app relies on smartphone's motion detectors to measure seismic waves MyShake is sensitive enough to pick up on quakes as small as magnitude 2.5 Since February launch, it has been downloaded by nearly 220,000 people In that time, it has recorded nearly 400 seismic events around the world The researchers say this could one day be used to send early warning alerts Android app relies on smartphone's motion detectors to measure seismic waves MyShake is sensitive enough to pick up on quakes as small as magnitude 2.5 In less than a year since its launch, earthquake-detection app MyShake has recorded nearly 400 seismic events. Meet Cameron, the adorable four-year-old who has created 9... Juno captures stunning image of one of Jupiter's'pearls':... Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil... Giant'rivers in the sky' could cause more deadly floods and... Meet Cameron, the adorable four-year-old who has created 9... Juno captures stunning image of one of Jupiter's'pearls':... Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil... Giant'rivers in the sky' could cause more deadly floods and... According to the team at the University of California, Berkeley, between 8,000 and 10,000 phones are active at any given time. This means they're on, lying on a horizontal surface, and connected to WiFi, allowing them to respond to seismic activity Caught on camera: Checkout line fight erupts over couponing Drag race ends in Lamborghini crashing into other cars Angry motorist challenges traffic warden over'illegal parking' Couponing mom attacked inside store for holding up the line'Scumbag unions': Chants outside Brighton rail station Feliks Zemdegs breaks Rubik's cube speed-solving world record Real-life Amazon Drone delivery begin trials with no human pilot Amir Khan's wife Faryal Makhdoom snapchats an'apology' 'We talked about life': Trump and Kanye discuss surprise meet Watch woman get dragged off jet by police in Detroit Impressive fireball lights up Spain's Costa del Sol night sky'We talked about life': Trump and Kanye discuss surprise meet Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, 69, dies suddenly after... Moment an extreme couponer is attacked by a furious customer... IBM to hire 25,000 more workers in the US in the next four... Kanye 2024: Rapper makes VIP trip to Trump Tower to meet... 'I can't feel anything Meg. I love you so much': Groom is... EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard slams Johnny Depp in court after he... Female German minister REFUSES to wear a hijab during visit... Trump could be the new JFK says Bill Gates: Microsoft boss... Mother-of-two who let her paralyzed husband get eaten alive... 'I'm a goner': Audio transcripts reveal the desperate final... Shocking bodycam video shows car theft suspect shooting two...


'Innovation zone' sites picked for program aimed at expanding drone flights

The Japan Times

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced 10 sites for a test program aimed at increasing the use of unmanned aircraft for projects that range from monitoring crops and oil pipelines in North Dakota to applying mosquito-killing treatments in Florida and package deliveries in Tennessee. President Donald Trump signed a directive last year to establish the "innovation zones" that allow exemptions to some drone regulations, such as flying over people, nighttime flights and flights where the aircraft can't be seen by the operator. States, communities and tribes selected to participate would devise their own trial programs in partnership with government and industry drone users. "Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace," Chao said in a statement. Chao, who called the rapidly developing drone industry the biggest development since the jet age, said about 150 applications were received.



Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say

The Guardian - Business

Tue 13 Feb 2018 11.00 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 11.01 EST Drones invoke varying perceptions, from fun gadget to fly in the park to deadly military weapons. In the future, they may even be viewed as a handy tool in the battle to fight climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions from the tra...