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Navy creates program for specialists to operate MQ-25 Stingray drone

Navy creates program for specialists to operate MQ-25 Stingray drone

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Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy warrant officer specialty for Aerial Vehicle Operators was announced this week, with plans to train about 450 personnel for the designation. The AVO warrant officer will be charged with operating MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial vehicles, which are typically launched from maritime vessels. Advertisement The aircraft will be included aboard fleet carrier airwings in 2024, the Navy said Wednesday in a statement. The new AVOs will be trained, over the next six to 10 years, at the Navy's Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and then designated as Warrant Officer One. They will receive distinctive ceremonial "wings of gold" before their assignment. "Unlike traditional Navy Chief Warrant Officers, the majority of these officers will be accessed much younger and t...
TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

Technology
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.Technology giants including Google, Twitter and Facebook have also said they will deny requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement while they examine the implications of the new legislation. Professional networking site LinkedIn and video conferencing software Zoom have said they too are "pausing processing data requests from and related to Hong Kong" in light of the law.It comes after the Hong Kong government announced how some aspects of the security law will be implemented late on Monday. Police will no longer have to seek court orders before requiring internet users or service providers to remove posts or aid investigations. ...
Surgeon used 5G network to operate remotely on animal

Surgeon used 5G network to operate remotely on animal

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A doctor in China has become the first to perform remote control surgery over a super-fast 5G network. The surgeon, who manipulated two robotic arms, was 30 miles from an operating theatre in Fujian province.During the procedure, he removed a laboratory animal's liver, the South China Morning Post reported.The 5G system, which is said to be at least 10 times as fast as current networks, and perhaps even up to a hundred times, has a lag time of only 0.1 seconds.That meant the delay between the surgeon's movements, and the robot in the theatre, was short enough to avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.In future, it is hoped such technology will enable surgeons to work remotely in war zones and disaster areas.It will also allow specialists from large hospitals to assist more ju...
Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield

Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield

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Uber's licence to operate in Sheffield has been suspended after the company failed to answer questions about its management, the city council has said.The ride-hailing app will be able to continue operating in the city until 18 December, however if it chooses to appeal the suspension it can still run until that appeal is heard.A Sheffield City spokesman said: "Uber's licence was suspended last Friday (29 November) after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber.":: Sky Views - Uber may not be around for much longerUber blamed its failure to respond to the council on an "administrative error", saying it had submitted an application for a new licence on 16 October which is still being processed."While we are in regular ...
Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber London loses licence to operate

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence.It said it took the decision on the grounds of "public safety and security implications".Confirming it would appeal against the decision, Uber said it showed the world "far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies".TfL's concerns include Uber's approach to carrying out background checks on drivers and reporting serious criminal offences.What does the ruling mean?Seven things Londoners will miss if Uber goesNow what next for Uberisation?Your views: Uber London loses licenceUber's current licence is due to run until 30 September.It has ...