Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – The report provides a “light analysis” of the results of a Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) survey on consumer and environmental exposures to manufactured nanomaterials.
The New York Times – The brain arrived in April, delivered to the basement of the hospital without ceremony, like all the others. There were a few differences with this one — not because it was more important, but because it was more notorious.
US News and World Report – With technology rapidly evolving, governments are taking a closer look at AI as a way to further their strategic interests. One such area, national defense, is sparking debate.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
Scientific American – Inspection at a nearby airfield revealed evidence of something that had never happened before—a civilian drone had plowed into a crewed craft in U.S. airspace. That sent the Army, the National Transportation Safety Board and other government agencies scrambling to investigate how and why this had happened.
In this week's Robotics/AI SciPol Weekly, small businesses exploring vehicle-to-vehicle technology, US DOT's partnerships with drone operations, and Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking's opposition against autonomous weapons.