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Hold the LYNE - or Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive - Act
Science & Tech  (tags: war, weapons, violence, nuclear warheads, destruction, anti-war, peace, petitions )

Freya
- 16 days ago - congressweb.com
Reps Adam Smith, Ted Lieu, John Garamendi, Earl Blumenauer, and Senator Ed Markey have introduced legislation to prohibit the research, development, production, and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Take Action Against Ghost Guns
Science & Tech  (tags: firearms, guns, weapons, violence, petitions )

Freya
- 48 days ago - petitions.signforgood.com
3D-printed guns are only part of a worrying problem. More and more companies are selling kits for manufacturing "ghost guns." These weapons are growing in popularity, and they circumvent many of the laws that apply to traditional firearm purchases.
Urge Congress: Stop Downloadable Guns
Science & Tech  (tags: firearms, weapons, 3D printing, petitions )

Freya
- 50 days ago - act.everytown.org
Congress must act to stop the online distribution of downloadable guns. The House of Representatives can act right now to pass a law stopping these dangerous guns from getting into the hands of domestic abusers, convicted felons, and terrorists.
We're Running Out of Time to Stop Killer Robot Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: robotics, artificial intelligence, weapons, war, violence, peace, technology )

Freya
- 184 days ago - hrw.org
It's five years since the launch of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a global coalition of non-governmental groups calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons.
The Atomic Origins of Climate Science
Science & Tech  (tags: science, nuclear, weapons, nuclear winter, deterrant, Carl Sagan, environment, science, global warming, Climate Change, debates )

Evelyn
- 629 days ago - newyorker.com
How arguments about nuclear weapons shaped the debate over global warming. Theories that involve the end of the world are not amenable to experimental verification - at least, not more than once.
War Technology's "Progress"
Science & Tech  (tags: Israel, technology, weapons, missiles, anti-tank, camouflage, plane, parachuted, New Technology )

Evelyn
- 1015 days ago - facebook.com
New technology means more business for Israel's munitions industry - a significant part of their export income. Will give new meaning to "carpet bombing". Not sure where the anti-tank equipment will fit "defence", but it will surely sell well abroad.
Researcher Warns of Invasive Species Used as Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: Researcher, Warns, of, Invasive, Species, Used, as, Weapons )

Agnes
- 2532 days ago - treehugger.com
As most people know, when a non-native organism is introduced into a foreign habitat it can have a devastating impact on the plants and animals that make up that ecosystem -- like an ecological ticking time-bomb. But despite the notion that invasive
Robot Wars: 10 Recent Developments in Unmanned Warfare You Haven't Heard About
Science & Tech  (tags: War, Technology, Robot, Military, Army, Weapons, Warfare )

Sophie
- 2919 days ago - criminaljusticedegrees.com
When the war in Afghanistan kicked off, the U.S. military only had a handful of drones or unmanned weapons on the battlefield. Now it's one of the military's main concerns as they race to outdo the competition developing innovative robots.
U.S. Signals Flexibility on Space Weapons Treaty
Science & Tech  (tags: signals, space, security, weapons )

Anna
- 3016 days ago - thestar.com.my
The United States would consider a new global treaty to ban deployment of weapons in space if it meets its security concerns and includes safeguards against cheating, a U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday.
Inca Skeletons Show Evidence of Spanish Brutality
Science & Tech  (tags: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, report, researchers, incas, inca cemeteries, skeletons, skulls, spaniards, violence, weapons, evidence )

Maria
- 3118 days ago - wired.com
If bones could scream, a bloodcurdling din would be reverberating through a 500-year-old cemetery in Peru. Human skeletons unearthed there have yielded the first direct evidence of Inca fatalities caused by Spanish conquerors.
Down the Anthrax Rabbit Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: anthrax, ecosystems, humans, weapons, biological, bayer, investigation, medicine, Fort Detrick, technology, study, scientists, science )

Gregory
- 3727 days ago - brasschecktv.com
Guess who made the anthrax antidote? - Bayer Dealing anthrax and other biological weapons to Iraq: James Baker, Donald Rumsfeld, and George H.W. Bush It's just business The US news media is unlikely to ask the most obvious question about
Killer Military Robots Pose Latest Threat To Humanity
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, warnings, threat, humanity, weapons )

Ana
- 3884 days ago - spacedaily.com
A robotics expert at the University of Sheffield issued stark warnings over the threat posed to humanity by new robot weapons being developed by powers worldwide.
Weapon Uses Electromagnetic Energy to Fire Rounds at Targets Up to 200 Miles Away
Science & Tech  (tags: weapons )

Ian
- 3906 days ago - stripes.com
The concept behind the gun is that two "rails" inside the barrel conduct a current that pushes the round out of the muzzle at Mach 7, experts said. The gun is expected to be able to fire between six and 10 rounds per minute.
   

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