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15.11.2018
10:56 Phys.orgLockheed Martin awarded $22.7 billion Pentagon contract

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced it had awarded Lockheed Martin a $22.7 billion contract for 255 F-35 fighter jets.

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14.11.2018
21:27 TechnologyReview.comThe US military is testing stratospheric balloons that ride the wind so they never have to come down

A sensor that can spot the wind direction from miles away will let DARPA’s surveillance balloons hover at the very edge of space in one spot indefinitely.

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13.11.2018
17:22 TechnologyReview.comThe British Army is carrying out a massive test of military robots and drones

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15:04 LiveScience.comPhotos: Mini Terracotta Army Hidden in China Pit

A 2,100-year-old pit containing chariots and small ceramic sculptures of infantry, cavalry, watchtowers, musicians and servants has been discovered in China.

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15:04 LiveScience.comHundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Site

They look like a miniaturized version of the Terracotta Army guarding the first emperor of China.

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14:16 NYT TechnologyAt War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians

The Army has been working on a new model of antivehicle mines that could reduce the threat posed to civilians, if it works the way the service hopes.

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11:34 Technology.orgSolar storm triggered a Vietnam War mystery in 1972

On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots flying south of Haiphong harbor in North Vietnam saw something unexpected:

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07:27 Gizmag Robots take to the battlefield in Britain in record numbers


A century after it saw the first tanks roll across it, the British Army's training grounds on Salisbury Plain is playing host to the largest military robotic exercise in British history. Over the next four weeks, the Autonomous Warrior exercise will test over 70 different types of unmanned prototype aerial and ground systems, ending in a battlegroup experiment under simulated combat conditions.
.. Continue Reading Robots take to the battlefield in Britain in record numbers Category: Military Tags: British Army Robotics

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11.11.2018
22:06 FT.com TechnologyChina pours money into private sector military tech

Relaxed regulation has spurred start-ups to enter defence sector

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14:18 Gizmag Eurofighter fleet clocks 500,000 flight hours


It's taken a few years, but the multinational Typhoon Eurofighter has reached 500,000 flight hours. On Friday, the Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed that the multi-role combat aircraft's fleet of 623 airframes passed the half million hour mark thanks to recent deliveries of new aircraft and increased policing and combat operations.
.. Continue Reading Eurofighter fleet clocks 500,000 flight hours Category: Military Tags: Fighter

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10.11.2018
18:13 NYT TechnologyThe Chemists’ War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.

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17:28 NYT HealthThe Chemists’ War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.

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17:06 NYT ScienceThe Chemists’ War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.

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09.11.2018
23:01 NYT HealthAt War: What Stereotypes Do You See Around Veterans and PTSD?

We’re asking readers to tell us what stereotypes they have observed around military service and PTSD and how they challenge them.

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19:31 ScientificAmerican.ComHurricane-Damaged Air Force Base Has an Opportunity to Rebuild for Resilience

Experts see the recovery effort as a test case for how the U.S. military prepares for climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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18:15 Phys.orgEight steps to a stronger cybersecurity strategy

If there's an attack on the country, the military mobilizes. When a natural disaster strikes, recovery plans go into effect. Should an infectious disease start to spread, health officials launch a containment strategy.

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07:29 FT.com TechnologyChina’s drone makers zero in on armed forces

Military expected to absorb any excess capacity in fast-growing industry

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08.11.2018
17:21 Phys.orgHow massive solar eruptions 'probably' detonated dozens of US sea mines

An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the US Navy archives, according to a newly published article in Space Weather.

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08:06 FT.com TechnologyWashington unnerved by China’s ‘military-civil fusion’

US is trying to prevent the transfer of dual-use technologies that can be adapted for weapons

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03:59 DefenseTech.orgPentagon Nuclear Recap Programs May Slow with Democrats in House

The Democrats' takeover of the lower chamber may create aggressive oversight of nuclear programs in development.

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07.11.2018
09:47 Gizmag Gallery: Trucks go BIG, bold, bright and bonkers at SEMA 2018


Each year, the SEMA Show creates a nice, clean split of insane, otherworldly vehicles. We looked at the 2018 cars of the show last week, and this week we dive into the trucks, utility vehicles, vans and basically anything that looks big, boxy and tough. That group includes the usual mile-high semi-monster trucks and gaudy Wranglers but also some different twists, like Iceland-ready adventure vans, UTV/pickup truck half-and-halfs, and super-sized classic military jeeps.
.. Continue Reading Gallery: Trucks go BIG, bold, bright and bonkers at SEMA 2018 Category: Automotive Tags: Bus Concept Vehicle Ford Kia Nissan Off-road SEMA 2018 SUV Truck Van

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06.11.2018
16:21 CNN HealthAs conflict continues in Afghanistan, superbugs soar

As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn't be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand.

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07:45 Reuters.com TechnologyFacebook boots 115 accounts after FBI tip on eve of U.S. election

Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls.

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05.11.2018
00:06 CNBC technologyGeorgia Sec. of State calls for FBI vote hacking investigation, points finger at state Democrats

Georgia's secretary of state is also running for Governor, and he indirectly accused the state Democratic Party of attempting to hack voter rolls.

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02.11.2018
22:50 Nature.ComArgentina's mega-storms attract army of meteorologists

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04:49 Gizmag Autonomous Sikorsky helicopter makes piloting optional


Describing a helicopter as "optionally piloted" mightn't do much to comfort those onboard, but this is the future DARPA is aiming for with its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). The technology has just been put through another round of testing aboard a modified Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, navigating over a small crowd under what is described as "supervise autonomy."
.. Continue Reading Autonomous Sikorsky helicopter makes piloting optional Category: Aircraft Tags: Autonomous flight DARPA Helicopter Sikorsky US Army

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01.11.2018
17:50 NewScientist.ComUS army tool will automatically inject an antidote during a gas attack

The US army is building a device that during a chemical attack will automatically identify the chemical agent and then inject an antidote

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16:14 Phys.orgFBI forensics hits Hollywood speed, researcher says

If you believe everything you see on TV, forensic scientists can wrap up a case in an hour.

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31.10.2018
18:16 Phys.orgPhysical and human capital rather than military spending key for economic growth in Russia: study

Investment in education, healthcare, sports, road infrastructure and transportation, rather than national defense and, to a lesser extent, national security and law enforcement, is what drives economic growth rates and GDP level upwards in Russia, suggests a recent analysis of government expenditure data gathered between 2002 and 2016.

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00:07 DefenseTech.orgCoast Guard May Want In on Future Vertical Lift Program

The U.S. Coast Guard is watching how the Pentagon handles its Future Vertical Lift helicopter program over the next decade.

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30.10.2018
18:17 Phys.org'It has a story to tell': How a descendant of Napoleon's willow tree took root on a Seattle hillside

It sits among the weeds and scrub vegetation just east of Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, this long-forgotten link to one of history's greatest military leaders.

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14:16 AzoRobotics.comEndeavor Robotics, Howe and Howe Technologies Team Up for U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle Program

Endeavor has signed teaming agreement with Howe and Howe Technologies to bring new unmanned version of Ripsaw vehicle to the U.S. Army Endeavor Robotics, the world’s leading provider of...

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12:48 NYT TechnologyAt War: With North Korean Threats Looming, the Army Pursues Controversial Weapons

The Army is planning to buy foreign-made cluster munitions after the Pentagon canceled a policy last year that limited their use.

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29.10.2018
14:10 FT.com ScienceChina military researchers exploit western universities

Study shows US and UK scientists aiding high-tech progress for People’s Liberation Army

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12:29 Reuters.com TechnologyLeonardo CEO says Fincantieri JV to favor talks with France: paper

A joint venture signed between defense company Leonardo and shipbuilder Fincantieri will favor Italy's talks with France over a military shipbuilding deal, Leonardo CEO told Corriere della Sera on Monday.

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28.10.2018
13:59 Gizmag US Marines want non-lethal laser weapon that shouts at people a kilometer away


The US Marine Corps wants a new laser weapon system that is not only non-lethal, but can yell at people. In a recently closed call for applications, the Marines outlined the requirements for the new vehicle-mobile Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS) that can disorient and cause pain without injury, yet can also send clear, audible warnings as far as 1,000 m (3,300 ft).
.. Continue Reading US Marines want non-lethal laser weapon that shouts at people a kilometer away Category: Military Tags: Laser weapon US Marines

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27.10.2018
22:23 Phys.orgEmergency declared in typhoon-ravaged Northern Mariana

US military aircraft laden with emergency supplies flew in to the Northern Mariana Islands Saturday in the wake of destructive Super Typhoon Yutu which destroyed buildings and cut electricity.

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12:19 ScienceNewsDaily.orgMicrosoft to keep Pentagon bid amid ethics concerns

Microsoft said Friday it is prepared to provide its technology to the US military, including for a massive cloud computing project, despite ethics concerns among some of its employees and others ...

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11:57 Phys.orgReport: FBI conducting criminal investigation into Tesla

A published report Friday said the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into whether electric-car maker Tesla misled investors by overstating production forecasts for its Model 3 sedan.

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11:47 Phys.orgMicrosoft to keep Pentagon bid amid ethics concerns

Microsoft said Friday it is prepared to provide its technology to the US military, including for a massive cloud computing project, despite ethics concerns among some of its employees and others in Silicon Valley.

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00:33 LiveScience.comMilitary Mystery Solved: Two Guys Out-Googled Google for an Image of Secretive US Base

An engineer and writer noticed a secretive military base in Nevada hadn't been updated on Google Maps for 8 years. They took care of that without any Google help.

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26.10.2018
21:21 CNBC technologyThe FBI is reviewing Tesla's Model 3 production numbers as part of a criminal probe: WSJ

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15:22 FT.com ScienceFarsighted by Steven Johnson — precision planning or gut instinct?

We still have a lot to learn about decision-making, and while organisations could learn a lot from military strategy — individuals may struggle to follow

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00:34 ScienceDaily.comArmy scientists develop computational model to predict human behavior

U.S. Army researchers have developed for the first time an analytic model to show how groups of people influence individual behavior.

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00:28 DefenseTech.orgCould Pulling Out of Nuke Treaty Create Opportunities for the Army?

Army officials are confident they can add more range to the Precision Strike Missile if the U.S. pulls out of the INF treaty.

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25.10.2018
16:41 Phys.orgRussian rocket puts satellite into orbit, 1st since failure

A Russian Soyuz rocket put a military satellite in orbit on Thursday, its first successful launch since a similar rocket failed earlier this month to deliver a crew to the International Space Station.

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14:59 NewScientist.ComNATO’s huge military exercise will test robots and autonomous vehicles

In NATO's biggest military exercise since the Cold War it will use self-driving vehicles, robots that fetch gear, and a 3D printer for printing spare parts

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06:10 Gizmag France looks to replace flagship nuclear aircraft carrier


The French Navy has announced that it will replace the nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle when it reaches the end of its service life in the 2030s. At the Euronaval Exhibition in Paris, the Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, stated that the government has ordered an 18-month study to determine the architecture of one or more new carriers that will take the place of the French flagship.
.. Continue Reading France looks to replace flagship nuclear aircraft carrier Category: Military Tags: Aircraft Carrier French Navy

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24.10.2018
20:22 Phys.orgScientists develop computational model to predict human behavior

Army researchers have developed for the first time an analytic model to show how groups of people influence individual behavior.

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13:59 Reuters.com TechnologyApple boss takes aim at 'weaponization' of customer data

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday customer data was being "weaponized with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit.

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03:57 Gizmag Indian Navy completes sea trials of new deep-sea rescue sub


The Indian Navy joins an exclusive maritime club as sea trials are completed on its first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered by British-based JFD. An advance on the company's earlier rescue submersibles, the new rescue system's Deep Sea Search and Rescue (DSRV) vessel set new dive records in the Indian Ocean as it mated with a submarine on the sea bottom at a depth of 300 ft (91 m) and an angle of 45⁰ before taking aboard the "survivors."
.. Continue Reading Indian Navy completes sea trials of new deep-sea rescue sub Category: Military Tags: India Submarine

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01:09 Reuters.com ScienceWhite House presses forward with Trump's Space Command

U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.

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23.10.2018
22:53 Phys.orgTrump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

A new US "Space Force" will soon take shape but will at least initially be a step below the proposed sixth branch of the military envisioned by President Donald Trump, his vice president said Tuesday.

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17:26 Reuters.com ScienceWhite House to press forward with Trump's Space Command

White House advisers on Tuesday are set to recommend that U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command develop ways for the military to operate in outer space, according to two administration officials briefed on the plans.

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06:59 Gizmag Sandia brings back sounding rockets for missile tests


After a 15-year hiatus, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is returning to flying sounding rockets. The centerpiece of the High Operational Tempo Sounding Rocket (HOT SHOT) program, the suborbital rocket launches are designed to cut the development time for new weapon systems by a third while lowering R&D costs.
.. Continue Reading Sandia brings back sounding rockets for missile tests Category: Military Tags: Rocket Sandia Labs

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03:41 DefenseTech.orgArmy Wants to Use Robots to Help Conduct Precision Strikes on the Enemy

Army officials are hoping that experts in non-military robotics can find new ways for combat units to defeat the enemy.

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19.10.2018
15:57 CNN HealthVeteran battling suicidal thoughts opens horse ranch to help military families

October in Georgia is when summer finally gives way to fall and the atmosphere paces itself like a perfectly curated air conditioner. One recent Saturday morning, on a rural property in Fortson, the sound of children laughing and playing could be heard between the occasional horse's neigh.

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07:51 Gizmag Saab's new Lightweight Torpedo designed for deep and shallow waters


At next week's Euronaval exhibition in Paris, Saab will be unveiling the latest version of its Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT). Already ordered by Sweden and Finland, the compact submarine hunter/killer weapon is designed to be launched from a variety of sea and air platforms and is tailored to both blue water conditions and the complex environment of the shallow Baltic Sea.
.. Continue Reading Saab's new Lightweight Torpedo designed for deep and shallow waters Category: Military Tags: Saab Submarine Weapons

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18.10.2018
17:03 Phys.orgWould a Space Force mean the end of NASA?

Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like "Manifest Destiny" and American exceptionalism. But how well does a Space Force fit that bill? And would a Space Force reignite a military space race and fuel diplomatic tensions with China and Russia?

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16:06 LiveScience.comX-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission

The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark.

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15:31 FT.com TechnologyPlanned IPO will test the value of Uber’s network

With its army of human drivers, the group should be best placed to bring in new tech

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00:22 DefenseTech.orgArmy Wants Portable Device for Deactivating Enemy Weapons Systems

It wants a non-lethal weapon to knock out remote weapon stations on enemy vehicles without endangering nearby civilians.

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17.10.2018
16:18 Phys.orgStudy shows White House, Pentagon are literally some of the hottest spots in Washington

A heat-mapping study of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore by Portland State University researchers show that some of the most famous buildings in the nation's capital – The White House, U.S. Capital and The Pentagon – are located in areas that have the highest temperatures in the city and surrounding areas.

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15:42 AzoRobotics.comResearch Report Evaluates Global and Regional Robotics Marketplace from 2018 to 2023

The "Global Robotics Equipment, Components, Solutions, Applications, and Services for Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer Markets 2018 - 2023" report has been added to...

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14:43 LiveScience.comJam-Resistant US Military Communications Satellite Lifts Off in Midnight-Hour Launch

An advanced U.S. military communications satellite soared into space in the midnight hour Wednesday (Oct. 17), lighting up the sky over Florida as it launched into orbit.

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03:48 DefenseTech.orgArmy Moves Closer to 70-Kilometer Artillery with New Rocket-Assisted Round

The service is inching closer to the its short-term goal of developing a 155-millimeter cannon that will shoot out to 70kms.

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16.10.2018
21:06 NYT ScienceThe Moon Eclipsed the Sun. Then the Bees Stopped Buzzing.

Researchers worked with a small army of elementary school children to collect audio recordings of bees as they visited flowers along the path of last summer’s total eclipse.

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21:06 NYT TechnologyA Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military

With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and civilian officials.

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18:29 Gizmag Power-lift beds make Ford Flash motorhome the Swiss Army knife of camping


An impressive motorhome by any measure, the Ford Transit-based Flash 634 from France's Chausson gets the absolute most livability out of its small footprint using smart, space-optimizing design. Chausson packs in Swiss Army knife-like multifunction with three beds that lift clean to the ceiling to open up two dining areas, a full-length lounge chair and plenty of storage. At night, the power beds drop down and the Flash 634 sleeps up to five people. With room for bicycles and other large gear in its rear garage, the Flash 634 is a highly versatile motorhome for families that love to travel and play outside.
.. Continue Reading Power-lift beds make Ford Flash motorhome the Swiss Army knife of camping Category: Automotive Tags: Camping Dusseldorf Caravan Salon Dusseldorf Caravan Salon 2018 Ford Motorhome Motorhomes Outdoor Travel

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09:57 Phys.orgBezos defends Amazon effort for Pentagon cloud project

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos on Monday defended the company's bid for a major Pentagon cloud computing contract, saying it was important to support US defense efforts even if unpopular.

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01:10 FT.com TechnologyBezos defends big tech co-operation with US military

Sharp divide opens with Google over $10bn Pentagon cloud computing contract

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15.10.2018
23:35 DefenseTech.orgArmy Wants Bradley Replacement to Vastly Outgun the Enemy

The Army hopes to field its first Next-Generation Combat Vehicle in 2025.

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20:40 CNBC technologyFacebook removes more accounts spreading military propaganda in Myanmar

Facebook said it removed 13 pages and 10 accounts that were used to spread military propaganda in Myanmar as part of its ongoing effort to combat the spread of misinformation on its social network.

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09:26 Phys.orgUS's Harris, L3 merging to form a defense-technology giant

Harris and L3 Technologies, two American companies specializing in military communications and technology, announced their merger on Sunday, giving birth to a giant in the sector.

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14.10.2018
17:17 ScienceNewsDaily.orgPentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

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13.10.2018
12:05 Phys.orgPentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

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00:58 DefenseTech.orgSoldiers to Get Advanced Virtual Training Tools Next Year, Army Says

The U.S. Army is gearing to launch the first iterations of its new virtual reality simulators.

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12.10.2018
23:42 Reuters.com TechnologyFacebook trims data breach to 29 million users as FBI probes

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc said on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported.

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11.10.2018
22:35 Phys.orgResearch results in new kits for teaching science

An affordable children's educational kit is the latest commercial spinoff of research pursued by the U.S. Army to create advanced materials for Soldier systems.

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21:40 TechnologyReview.comThe US military wants to teach AI some basic common sense

Even the best AI programs still make stupid mistakes. So DARPA is launching a competition to remedy the field’s most glaring flaw.

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19:05 DefenseTech.orgArmy Begins Field Testing Remotely Operated Weapon Station on Strykers

The Army has begun field testing the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station-Javelin atop its Stryker vehicles in Europe.

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13:14 Reuters.com ScienceRescuers reach site of "Soyuz" emergency landing - agencies

Rescuers have reached the site of the Russian "Soyuz" spacecraft's emergency landing, Interfax and TASS news agencies reported on Thursday, citing military officials.

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00:47 ExtremeTech.comNew Report Finds Pentagon Weapon Systems Riddled With Vulnerabilities

The report starts by noting that for decades, the DoD "did not prioritize" matters of weapon security and is still figuring out how to better address these threats. Then the report gets worse.
The post New Report Finds Pentagon Weapon Systems Riddled With Vulnerabilities appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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10.10.2018
21:42 CNBC technologyFBI director on whether Apple and Amazon servers had Chinese spy chips: 'Be careful what you read'

FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators, "be careful what you read," when he was asked about when the FBI learned of servers that reportedly were implanted with Chinese spy chips.

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20:55 Reuters.com TechnologyPentagon says memo asking for Broadcom-CA deal review is likely fake

The U.S. Department of Defense said on Wednesday that a memo purporting to show the Pentagon asking for a national security review of chipmaker Broadcom Inc's $19 billion deal to buy software company CA Technologies was likely fake.

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09:47 Phys.orgTechnique locates robots, soldiers in GPS-challenged areas

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable.

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09:47 Phys.orgArmy research lights the way for new materials

What happens when gold and silver just don't cut it anymore? You turn to metallic alloys, which are what Army researchers are using to develop new designer materials with a broad range of capabilities for our Soldiers.

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01:18 Reuters.com TechnologyPentagon slow to protect weapon systems from cyber threats: U.S. agency

The Pentagon has been slow to protect major weapon systems from cyber attacks and routinely found critical vulnerabilities that hackers could potentially exploit in those systems, a federal government report said on Tuesday.

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01:18 ScienceNewsDaily.orgNew Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

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09.10.2018
20:34 Phys.orgNew Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

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19:50 Popular ScienceInnovation, war, and glory: the soldier-scientist who unlocked the secrets of the Sahara

Military The amazing tale of Ralph Bagnold, a soldier, scientist, and scourge of the Axis Powers.
The amazing tale of Ralph Bagnold, a soldier, scientist, and scourge of the Axis Powers.

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19:17 ScienceNewsDaily.orgGoogle drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud contract

Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles.

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16:42 Phys.orgGoogle drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud contract

Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles.

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16:20 Reuters.com TechnologyMicrosoft expands cloud service in push for $10 billion Pentagon contract

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles with Amazon.com for a $10 billion Pentagon contract.

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07:51 AzoRobotics.comNew Report Evaluates AI and Robotics Marketplace in Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer Segments

The "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer Products, Services, and Solutions 2018 - 2023" report has been added to...

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02:15 Reuters.com TechnologyGoogle drops out of bidding for $10 billion Pentagon data deal

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, in part because the company's new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating.

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01:52 FT.com TechnologyGoogle withdraws from Pentagon JEDI contract contest

Decision follows staff outcry over separate AI agreement for military drones

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08.10.2018
10:01 Phys.orgCalifornia wildfire victims say cleanup crews add to woes

One year after a devastating series of wildfires ripped through Northern California wine country, destroying thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess and California's top emergency official suspects fraud played a role.

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02:56 BBC Health'Higher levels of PTSD among veterans', says study

Experts point to a loss of support when leaving the army as a probable cause of increased stress.

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02:38 Reuters.com HealthRates of post-trauma stress rise in British military veterans

Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research looking at the mental health of Britain's soldiers.

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