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AI Trained on Moon Craters Is Helping Find Unexploded Bombs From the Vietnam War

There’s still no completely safe and surefire method for locating unexploded ordinance after a war is over, but researchers at Ohio State University have found a way to harness image processing algorithms, powered by machine learning, to study satellite imagery and locate hot spots where UXO are likely to be located.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Satellite Imagery, Vietnam War, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Bombs, Uxo, Ohio State University

War-Damaged Toys Feature in Hard-Hitting Campaign to Gift a Safer Future

The HALO Trust, the anti-landmine charity supported by Princess Diana and now championed by her son Prince Harry, is launching a stark online Christmas campaign today (17th December) to remind parents of the dire reality facing children in Yemen this festive season. The campaign has been devised pro bono by Grey London. As parents spend the final days in the build up to Christmas looking for presents for their children, the hard-hitting online poster campaign ‘Toys Made in Yemen’, aims to make t...
Tags: UK, Halo, Advertising, Psa, United Nations, Diana, Prince Harry, Yemen, Justine Roberts, Mumsnet, Uxo, Aden, Grey London, Aden Yemen, HALO Trust, EOD

7m Sq Meters cleared of IS Explosives

Over seven million square meters in areas liberated from ISIS cleared of explosives The Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) has cleared 7,414,199 square meters in areas liberated from ISIS of explosive devices and difused 43,057 IEDs and UXO pieces, said Siraj Barzani, Head of IKMAA, in an interview with the Kurdistan Regional Government website. From the 2014 ISIS onslaught until October 2017, three IKMAA units in Duhok, Erbil, and Germiyan, in cooperation with Peshmerga forces, starte...
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Uxo, KRG, Kurdistan Region, Barzani, Kurdistan Regional Government, Duhok Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency IKMAA, Siraj Barzani Head of IKMAA, IKMAA, Germiyan, IKMMA

$10m Iraq Demining Contracts Awarded

By John Lee. Two companies have won tenders to supply*EOD/IEDD search and clearance teams to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with UK-based Optima Defence & Security Group Limited is valued at $6,374,302, while the contract with Ain Alsaker (Falcon Eye) Demining Co. is valued at $3,782,425. (Source: UNGM) (Picture: Unexploded ordinance (UXO) mortar in Baghdad, by Angela N Perryman/Shutterstock) Source: Post your commentary below.
Tags: UK, News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Uxo, John Lee Two, EOD, United Nations Office for Project Services UNOPS, Optima Defence Security Group Limited, Ain Alsaker Falcon Eye Demining Co, Angela N Perryman

UXO Clearance leads way to Normal Future

UNMAS Iraq ‘Clearance Mission’ Seen as ‘Tipping Point’ Between Past Conflict and a Normal Future Lives and livelihoods in Iraq’s liberated areas are being restored at long last. In Fallujah, as many as 1,800 vehicles and 100 pedestrians per hour can cross the re-opened ‘new bridge’ linking Baghdad with Al-Anbar Province. The fibre optic cable connecting more than 3,000 customers with Baghdad has been restored. The Jadidah fuel station, which had been closed for three years, now pumps an averag...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, International Community, Kuwait, Baghdad, Ali, Uxo, Mosul, Fallujah, United Nations Development Programme UNDP, UNMAS, Al Anbar Province, Jadidah, United Nations Mine Action Service UNMAS, Pehr Lodhammar

Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia – every line mapped In 2016 I compiled every current and proposed railway in Southeast Asia and created the Future Southeast Asia Railway Map, which depicted all current and proposed railways as a subway map. [Future Southeast Asia Railway Map – 2016 version (Click for larger image).] I’ve since been keeping a tab on news of any proposed railway, including any new proposals or an old one that has begun construction. I also had many requests of...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Maps, Bali, Indonesia, China, Trains, Russia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Africa, Thailand, Beijing

Biking the Ho Chi Minh trail

Laos is the most bombed country in the world per capita. From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions — equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years. These bombs were meant to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of jungle and mountain paths that served as a logistical supply route for the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. Up to a third of the bombs dropped did not explode, leavi...
Tags: Travel, Bicycles, Vietnam, Laos, Photo Essay, King, Uxo, Ho Chi Minh, Rohan, Viet Cong, HCM, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Dong Hoi, North Vietnamese Army, Gladstone Memorial Trust, Xépôn

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Start a Relationship of Impact

In 2013, just after super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, I attended a benefit reception to support an NGO that had been working in the Philippines since 1985, called Handicap International. At that time I was a friend of Handicap International, and this was my first #GivingTuesday action on behalf of any organization. On hand was Filipina-American Goodwill Ambassador, Jessica Cox, and the Philippines Ambassador to the U.S. at the time, Jose L. Cuisia. Photos on a loop showed the carnage ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Iraq, India, Georgia, Syria, Colombia, Philippines, Nepal, Laos, Haiyan, Haiti, Huffington Post, James, Uxo, Jamila

US Army projects developing more accurate and lethal 30mm and 50mm guns

The US Army is spending about $40 million to $50 million per year on improving the technology for various guns and explosives.Ground Based Networked Munitions Technologies (About $1 million per year 2015-2017)This effort matures and demonstrates technology for improved capability remotely delivered area denial munition systems to include: networked munition architecture, low hazard effects, delivery mechanisms, and non-lethal response to tampering.Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS...
Tags: Technology, Future, Department Of Defense, Ap, Military, United States, Innovation, Army, US Army, Uxo, HEI, Future Weapons

U.S. gives Laos extra $90 million to help clear unexploded ordnance

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Roberta Rampton VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The United States announced on Tuesday it would provide an additional $90 million over the next three years to help Laos, heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, clear unexploded ordnance that has killed or injured more than 20,000 people. The figure announced during President Barack Obama's first visit to Laos is close to the $100 million the United States has spent in the past 20 years on clearing its UXO in Laos. From 1964 to 197...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, United States, Laos, Reuters, Uxo, Amy Sawitta Lefevre, Roberta Rampton

U.S. Pledges $90 Million to Clear Unexploded Ordnance in Laos

A third of the more than 270 million cluster munitions dropped on the country during the Vietnam War did not explode
Tags: Uncategorized, Laos, Uxo

U.S. Pledges $90 Million to Clear Unexploded Ordinances in Laos

A third of the more than 270 million cluster munitions dropped on the country during the Vietnam War did not explode
Tags: Uncategorized, Laos, Uxo

U.S. Gives Laos $90 Million In Aid To Help Clear Unexploded Ordnance

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Tags: News, Obama, White House, America, Barack Obama, United States, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Huffington Post, Reuters, Vientiane, Uxo, Jade Walker, Indochina, Laos Cambodia

U.S. gives Laos $90 million funds boost to help clear unexploded ordnance

The United States announced on Tuesday it would provide an additional $90 million over the next three years to help Laos clear unexploded ordnance, which have killed or injured more than 20,000 people since war in the 1970s. The figure announced during President Barack Obama's first visit to Laos is close to the $100 million the United States has spent in the past 20 years on clearing its UXO in Laos. Laos was peppered with cluster munitions by U.S. warplanes between 1964 to 1973 and a third of ...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, United States, Laos, Uxo

There is No SEO Without UXO

I’ve written a lot in the past about how, in order for SEO to be effective, it needs to work in concert with other digital marketing focuses such as social […]
Tags: Seo, Usability, Uxo

ARTICLE22 jewelry is made out of unexploded bombs in Laos

In 2008, during her trip to Laos (the most heavily bombed country in history), Elizabeth Suda’s desire to create a social business was born. The New York based designer founded ARTICLE22, a brand that designs accessories out of Vietnam War bombs. Project Peace Bomb assists artisans who melt bomb metals into bracelets with the distribution network of ARTICLE22, a sustainable fashion company - they call it “buying back the bombs”. Inscriptions like “love is the bomb” an...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, US, Laos, Social Responsibility, Reader Submitted Content, Recycled Materials, Accessories And Fashion, Humanitarian Design, Elizabeth, Uxo, SUDA, Elizabeth Suda

For Vietnamese scrap metal hunters, tiny income courts UXO danger

The commune in Thua Thien-Hue Province's A Luoi District used to be a fierce battlefield in the Vietnam War. Now it is still laden with deadly bombs, mortars, artillery shells and other munitions, reports.
Tags: Uxo, Thua Thien Hue Province

What's going on Friday? (Jesu + Sun Kil Moon, Jason Isbell, Iron Chic, UXO, Soul Rebels, Martyn, Mystery Lights & more)

Jesu + Sun Kil Moon You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Jesu + Sun Kil Moon, Wilsen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Jesu and Sun Kil Moon just released a collaborative album, and the best parts of both projects shine. There's some of Jesu's sludgey atmosphere, some of Sun Kil Moon's highly specific lyrics, and more. They'll be backed by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums, so there's gonna be a serious amount of talent on stage t...
Tags: Facebook, UK, New York, Berlin, America, Chicago, Austin, Netherlands, David Bowie, Jay, Long Island, Jason Isbell, Brooklynvegan, Sun Kil Moon, Philly, Unsane

stream Black Black Black's new song ft. Unsane's Dave Curran

by Rob Sperry-Fromm Brooklyn's Black Black Black are prepping their second album. It's called Altered States of Death and Grace and it's due for release on March 25 via Aqualamb Records. We're premiering the first song, which is called, "Let's Bloodlet" and features guest vocals from Unsane's Dave Curran. Dave's screams lend a ferocious edge to this catchy but raw slice of stoner rock. Black Black Black traffic in the kind of good-natured misanthropy of bands like Whores or KEN Mode, but the...
Tags: Brooklynvegan, Unsane, Uxo, Saint Vitus, Chris Spencer, Black Black Black, Dave Curran, Rob Sperry Fromm Brooklyn s Black Black Black, Bloodlet, Dave Curran Dave, Kyuss, Asbury Park Speaking of Unsane

UXO (Today Is the Day + Unsane) streaming new album; TITD announce tour with Weedeater & more (dates)

by Rob Sperry-Fromm photo: TITD at Gramercy Theater in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman) UXO, the collaboration between Chris Spencer and Steve Austin of Unsane and Today is the Day, are streaming their new album in full, and you can listen to that below. The self-titled album, out now on Reptilian Records, is a crusher, a legitimately terrifying hybrid of what the two bands have done so consistently well for years. The noisy squall of TITD and the ferocious riffing of Unsane merge into one entity...
Tags: Brooklynvegan, Weedeater, Uxo, Rob Sperry Fromm, Saint Vitus, Greg Cristman, Steve Austin, Chris Spencer, Gramercy Theater, Punisher

UXO (TODAY IS THE DAY, Etc.) Gets To The Point On "This Won't Take Long"

Riffs? More riffs? EVEN MORE RIFFS? What else do you want! The post UXO (TODAY IS THE DAY, Etc.) Gets To The Point On "This Won't Take Long" appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: A/v, Uxo

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2016

Welcome to The Black Market's fourth year of metal-scrounging. We -- that's Michael Nelson, Wyatt Marshall, Aaron Lariviere, Ian Chainey, and me -- have been recuperating since December's 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015 feature in preparation for another annum of wringing each other's throats over the contents of these columns. The bruises from … More »
Tags: Oranssi Pazuzu, Ihsahn, Krallice, Lycus, Uxo, ENTROPIA, Circle Of Ouroborus, The Black Market, Brutality, Horrified, Naðra, Death Fortress, Latitudes, Batushka, Ehnahre, Altarage

UXO – “Redlegs” (Stereogum Premiere)

UXO qualify for the dreaded "supergroup" tag, but to me, they sound more like the manifestation of a fanboy daydream. The band's marquee members are dual frontmen Steve Austin of Today Is The Day and Chris Spencer of Unsane, two acts that played starring roles in the influential '90s noise rock scene. Both … More »
Tags: Mp3s, Today Is The Day, Unsane, Uxo, Steve Austin, Chris Spencer

TODAY IS THE DAY And UNSANE Members Team Up For A Noisy, Grating Project Called UXO

It's a little rock n' roll and a little noise art. The post TODAY IS THE DAY And UNSANE Members Team Up For A Noisy, Grating Project Called UXO appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: A/v, Today Is The Day, Unsane, Uxo

Unsane & Today is the Day frontmen releasing a collaborative album as UXO, touring (dates & song stream)

by Andrew Sacher Heavy noise rock bands Unsane and Today is the Day are old friends and past tourmates, and now their respective frontmen have formed a collaborative project called UXO. They'll release their self-titled debut album on January 29 via Reptilian Records (pre-order), and it features the ripping new single "Trauma." This is no tossed off side project; it's got the spirit and the attack that Chris Spencer and Steve Austin's main bands do, and it's a hell of a song. Check it out bel...
Tags: Brooklyn, Brooklynvegan, Uxo, Andrew Sacher, Saint Vitus, Steve Austin, Chris Spencer, Reptilian Records, Rolling Stone UXO

U.S. veteran leads clean-up of Vietnam War’s lethal remnants

JUDY WOODRUFF: We turn now to Vietnam and one American veteran’s mission back to the country to help save those he once fought. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports. MIKE CERRE, Special Correspondent: Fifty years ago this spring, the first contingent of 3,500 Marines was sent to Vietnam. By the end of 1965, the American military force had grown to more than 200,000, marking the start of one of the country’s longest wars. While the United States government and several veterans’ organizations ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Congress, Navy, Washington, Southeast Asia, Defense, Veterans, United States, Chuck Hagel, Norway, State Department, John Kerry, Pbs, Vietnam, Vietnam War