SCIENCE SHIP: Killer robots & water and gravity - 660 NEWS
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SCIENCE SHIP: Killer robots & water and gravity

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Academics, scientists and activists are back in Geneva this week to discuss autonomous weapons systems.

The hope is that UN discussions move to formal direct negotiations by next year to produce a preemptive treaty banning killer robots by 2019.

660’s Jonathan Muma is hopping on board the Science Ship with Saint Mary’s University Astrophysicist Dr. Rob Thacker, who conceded the destructive devices may be inevitable.


Water is an incredible thing.

It can turn into a gas, rain drops fall to the ground and flow effortlessly downhill.

A big part of all that is gravity, which is strong enough to hold water down, and our atmosphere, where keeps the gas from flying into space.

Dr. Thacker explains:


Can’t get enough Science Ship? Listen to this week’s full interview:


Check out past episodes of Science Ship here.