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13.12.2018
01:14 CNN HealthCuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms

It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military.

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00:54 Reuters.com HealthDementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

(Reuters Health) - - Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

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12.12.2018
21:30 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains (Tom Simonite/Wired News)

Tom Simonite / Wired NewsGoogle’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains - Googles top AI researcher Geoff Hinton discusses a controversial Pentagon contract, a shortage of radical ideas, and fears of an AI winter. ...

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18:48 Phys.orgAirbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali.

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10:19 Phys.orgRed gold: Afghanistan saffron production grows

Starting before dawn has even broken, Afghanistan's army of saffron pickers shift their way across sun-baked fields to pluck brightly the coloured crocuses that are providing the country's farmers with a new means of income.

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06:18 Gizmag Next-generation B-21 Raider heavy bomber passes design review


The US Air Force's next strategic heavy bomber has passed a critical design review. On November 28 to 30, the US Defense Department carried out a multi-disciplined technical evaluation of the proposed B-21 Raider to see if its design was stable and mature enough to warrant moving on to manufacturing and flight testing, and the evaluation has determined that significant progress has been made on the three-year old project.
.. Continue Reading Next-generation B-21 Raider heavy bomber passes design review Category: Military Tags: Aircraft Northrop Grumman US Air Force

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05:34 Gizmag US Navy launches third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer


The third and last Zumwalt-class ship for the US Navy launched on Sunday at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Built as part of a US$1.826 billion contract, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is one of the three largest destroyers ever built for the Navy and was floated over a period of several days by moving her to a drydock, which was then slowly flooded.
.. Continue Reading US Navy launches third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer Category: Military Tags: Ships US Navy

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11.12.2018
20:28 ScienceDaily.comRelationship impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment

Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking treatment among post-9/11 military veterans. However, the role it plays is different for men and women.

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19:34 TechInvestorNews.comOracle takes its gripes about Pentagons JEDI contract to federal court (webmaster@theregister.co.uk (Rebecca Hill)/The Register)

webmaster@theregister.co.uk (Rebecca Hill) / The RegisterOracle takes its gripes about Pentagons JEDI contract to federal court - Great way to make friends during procurement for a $10bn contract, eh Larry? Fresh from defeat at the hands of the US Government Accountability Office, Oracle has taken its battle against the single-vendor Pentagon cloud contract to court. ...

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18:33 TechInvestorNews.comLIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly testifies before Congress for the first time (GOOG) (Rob Price and Joe Perticone/Business Insider: Finance)

Rob Price and Joe Perticone / Business Insider: FinanceLIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly testifies before Congress for the first time (GOOG) - Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying before Congress today amid increasing political scrutiny of big tech. Pichai, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, is expected to be asked about Googles refusal to take US military contracts, its secretive efforts to make a censored search engine for China, and allegations of ...

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07:50 Gizmag RAF Typhoon fighters carry first Mach-4 Meteor missiles on intercept mission


RAF Typhoon Eurofighters have taken off for the first time on an active mission armed with the latest-generation Meteor air-to-air missiles that are capable of flying at over Mach 4 (2,967 mph, 4,775 km/h). The supersonic fighter aircraft lifted off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland on Monday during a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission to intercept an undisclosed airspace incursion.
.. Continue Reading RAF Typhoon fighters carry first Mach-4 Meteor missiles on intercept mission Category: Military Tags: Flight Royal Air Force

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05:41 Gizmag US Navy's latest Littoral Combat Ship​ completes acceptance trials


The US Navy's eighth Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) has completed its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in the run up to commissioning next year. The future USS Billings, known at present as just LCS 15, was designed and built by Lockheed Martin and integrates new technology for littoral and deep water missions.
.. Continue Reading US Navy's latest Littoral Combat Ship​ completes acceptance trials Category: Military Tags: LCS Lockheed Martin US Navy

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10.12.2018
07:53 Gizmag "Friendly" EMP generator to help protect electronics against electromagnetic attack


Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons might be a staple of movies and video games, but they pose a very real threat. With just about every facet of modern society reliant on electronic devices, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a "friendly" EMP generator to make sure military and civilian equipment can withstand such potentially devastating bursts of electromagnetic energy.
.. Continue Reading "Friendly" EMP generator to help protect electronics against electromagnetic attack Category: Electronics Tags: EMP Sandia Labs

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07.12.2018
19:28 ScienceMag.orgAssassin fly babies have ‘Swiss army knife’ mouths

Larvae suck the juices right out of their victims

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12:47 Gizmag Otherworldly Romotow rotating caravan finds its way to this world


Almost exactly six years ago, in the younger, more innocent days of 2012, we looked at an absolutely wild caravan concept from New Zealand architecture and engineering firm W2. The Swiss Army-like Romotow was a vision of a swing-out trailer with a combination of cabin space and sheltered deck, easily packed up and towed to camp but doubly spacious once there. At the time, even W2 wasn't sure if it would move past the concept stage, and to be honest, we didn't really expect to see it again. But fast-forward to late 2018 and W2 is deep in the works building the very first model, with sales to commence next year.
.. Continue Reading Otherworldly Romotow rotating caravan finds its way to this world Category: Outdoors Tags: Camping Caravan Off-grid Outdoor Romotow Trailer trailers Travel

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02:40 Reuters.com TechnologyTop U.S. general urges Google to work with military

The top U.S. general said on Thursday that it was "inexplicable" that technology giants like Alphabet Inc's Google did not want to work with the Pentagon even as they seek out business with China, where companies have less freedom than in the United States.

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06.12.2018
21:21 CNBC technologyGOP Sen. Jeff Flake wants the Pentagon to stop paying for robot bartenders

The REDUCE Government Waste Act aims to "eliminate some of the most bizarre examples of wasteful spending" like robots that can serve beers or concoct drinks.

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19:48 CNBC technologyHuawei CFO arrest follows Pentagon's ban on Chinese firm's devices over spying concerns

In April, the Pentagon stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by Huawei and ZTE at stores on military bases around the world due to potential security risks.

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18:26 Phys.orgFriendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics

An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military defense and modern living.

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16:17 Phys.orgArctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military

An update for an internationally vital sea-ice computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory with several collaborating groups, called CICE version 6.0, is being released this week, a timely tool that supports more accurate forecasting of ice occurrence and global climate modeling.

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05.12.2018
07:35 Gizmag New mask to protect military aircrews against weapons of mass destruction


The US Air Force has completed testing of its new face mask for helicopter and other rotary aircraft crews. The Joint Service Aircrew Mask – Rotary Wing (JSAM-RW) mask is one of five variants that will replace a whole range of masks worn by military aircrews, and will not only provide oxygen at high altitudes, but also protect the wearer against nuclear, biological, radiological, and chemical (NBRC) threats.
.. Continue Reading New mask to protect military aircrews against weapons of mass destruction Category: Military Tags: Chemical Weapons Helicopters Nuclear US Air Force

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03:48 DefenseTech.orgLawmakers Question Pentagon's Strategy Focusing on Russia, China

Senators voiced concern that the Pentagon's new defense strategy could hurt the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan.

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02.12.2018
14:38 Phys.orgAttack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen.

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01.12.2018
17:51 ScientificAmerican.Com1968: J. B. Gurdon on Pluripotent Cells; 1918: Sending the Army Back Home

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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12:22 Gizmag First of its kind simulator provides training for aircraft carrier flight deck teams


The US Navy and the Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) are developing a simulator program to train aircraft carrier flight deck crews in a virtual environment. The expandable, immersive 3D technology is based on video games and for the first time allows flight controllers, supervisors, catapult crews, and watch stations to train together without the need for an actual ship.
.. Continue Reading First of its kind simulator provides training for aircraft carrier flight deck teams Category: Military Tags: ONR US Navy

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30.11.2018
17:46 ExtremeTech.comMicrosoft Wins $480M Contract to Provide HoloLens to US Military

Microsoft has signed a major deal with the US military to provide HoloLens devices for both training and eventually, live combat.
The post Microsoft Wins $480M Contract to Provide HoloLens to US Military appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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02:48 Reuters.com TechnologyPentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'

The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip a new generation of "super-soldiers."

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29.11.2018
15:31 TechnologyReview.comUS Army soldiers will soon wear Microsoft’s HoloLens AR goggles in combat

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15:19 Phys.orgThe 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star

The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3 BC) is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is, of course, due to the discovery of the terracotta statue army, intended to accompany the emperor in the afterlife. Less well known is the fact that the tomb proper (still not excavated) lies beneath a gigantic, artificial hill of rammed earth. This hill has a square shape, a base side of more than 350 meters and is over 40 meters high, and can easily be called a pyramid.

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09:54 ScienceNewsDaily.orgMicrosoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech

Microsoft is readying its HoloLens augmented reality tech for combat. The company just won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government to bring AR headset tech into the weapon ...

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06:56 Gizmag HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier powered up for the first time


With the press of a button, Britain's second supercarrier hit a major milestone as HMS Prince of Wales fired up her engines for the first time. Currently being fitted out at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland, the 65,000-tonne warship's four Wärtsilä diesel generators came online under the supervision of 40 Royal Navy and civilian engineers and pumped out 11 megawatts each, or enough to supply a town of 25,000 people.
.. Continue Reading HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier powered up for the first time Category: Military Tags: Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy

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04:45 Reuters.com TechnologyMicrosoft wins $479.2 million contract from U.S. Army

The U.S. Army said on Wednesday that it has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army's augmented reality systems helping soldiers in training and combat missions.

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01:05 DefenseTech.orgArmy Tests Handheld Device for Detecting Liquid Chemical Agents

U.S. Army research officials have developed a new, handheld chemical agent detector that can "taste" suspicious liquids.

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26.11.2018
20:21 NYT TechnologyMyanmar Dispatch: A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum

The colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself and its leader showcases the mind-set of a force obsessed with its reputation. A critic calls it “a sign of their megalomania.”

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23.11.2018
12:16 Technology.orgArmy xTechSearch: The Army is seeking innovative, paradigm-breaking technologies from the nontraditional defense community to support modernization priorities

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) is announcing the second cohort of

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21.11.2018
18:36 Phys.orgScientists revolutionize cybersecurity through quantum research

Scientists at the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory (ARL) have found a novel way to safeguard quantum information during transmission, opening the door for more secure and reliable communication for warfighters on the battlefield.

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20.11.2018
00:40 ScienceDaily.comThe 'Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools' found in Asia, suggests homegrown technology

A study by an international team of researchers have determines that carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, were used in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago. With the find -- and absent human fossils linking the tools to migrating populations -- researchers believe people in Asia developed the technology independently, evidence of similar sets of skills evolving throughout different parts of the ancient world.

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17.11.2018
00:09 NYT TechnologyGoogle Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down

Diane Greene, who has run Google Cloud for three years, will be replaced by a former Oracle executive.

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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.
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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.
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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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