In today's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Daily, a military drone "hacker" lab; using drones and AI to stop wildlife poaching in Africa; potential future regulation of autonomous cars in Texas; and more insights into autonomous ships.
The Verge – Jim Hackett was most recently in charge of the company's autonomous vehicle subsidiary known as Ford Smart Mobility. Fields was CEO for three years — a period that saw Ford stock drop 40 percent.
Bloomberg – China will carry out a nationwide poll next month to test the public’s acceptance of genetically-modified food, a technology the government says would boost yields and sustainable agriculture in a country that’s seen consumption soar.
Idaho Statesman – The Idaho Innocence Project will benefit from a $630,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to test DNA in possible wrongful-conviction cases. But none of the money can be used on Idaho cases, and the grant had to be given to Boise State University.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – A task force charged with outlining ways for Philadelphia to combat its opioid epidemic has recommended the city consider allowing safe sites, where drug users could inject heroin.
Popular Science – Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space & Technology have signed and submitted a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the President's methods of receiving scientific information.
Duke SciPol – In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration released the so-called Registration Rule, requiring hobbyists to register their recreational drones with the agency. But that rule changed suddenly last week.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, the single mutation that made Zika so prominent; questions about a new ALS therapy; new vaccines for brain cancer; linking individual neurons with movement; and the increasing number of Zika infections in Cuba.