Why Being a Person Doesn't Matter If You're Not a Citizen

Science fiction has often grappled with the question of the rights of non-human intelligences that are indistinguishable from the rights of humans. They've often come down to the fact that, no matter their origin, people are people who have certain rights. But they might be focusing on the wrong question. The real… » 6/17/14 3:30am 6/17/14 3:30am

The Marines Are Building An Anti-Drone Weapon—And, Yep, It's A Laser

Now that pretty much everyone has surveillance drones, the U.S. Marines need to develop a weapon to knock them out of the skies—especially during the critical period when reconnaissance forces are landing on a beach. Faced with a shortage of anti-aircraft missiles, the Marines are looking for a few good lasers. » 6/13/14 2:00pm 6/13/14 2:00pm

Watch A Drone Deliver A Pizza To A Skyscraper In Mumbai

Francesco's Pizzeria is known in Mumbai for its thin-crust pizzas made with fresh herbs and a "secret" BBQ lime sauce. But recently, the restaurant achieved national fame when it decided to circumvent the city's notorious traffic by making a delivery by air. The public was delighted; the police, not-so-much. » 5/29/14 7:20am 5/29/14 7:20am