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04.07.2018
00:50 DefenseTech.orgArmy Closer to Arming Trucks with High-Energy Lasers

The U.S. Army is closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire.

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03.07.2018
18:48 DefenseTech.orgPentagon Memo Grounds Air Force Special Ops Quadcopters

Like the Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force has suspended using commercial off-the-shelf drones following a Pentagon memo.

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18:38 Phys.orgHow much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching—and then turned down the money.

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17:13 LiveScience.comWhy a Fighter Jet Is Testing 'Quiet' Supersonic Booms Over Texas

This November, onlookers will get to hear a so-called "quiet" sonic boom as a supersonic military jet zips through the skies of Galveston, Texas, according to NASA.

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09:56 Phys.orgReport: Federal Facebook probe now includes FBI, SEC

A federal probe into Facebook's sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, the Washington Post reported.

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09:35 Technology.orgLet it rain! New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof

Fabrics that resist water are essential for everything from rainwear to military tents, but conventional water-repellent coatings have

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06:23 FT.com TechnologySEC opens investigation into Facebook data breach

Regulator joins FBI, Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission in probing group

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01:52 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFederal investigators broaden focus on Facebook’s role in sharing data with Cambridge Analytica, examining statements of tech giant

Representatives for the FBI, the SEC and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two companies and the sharing of personal information of ...

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00:50 CNBC technologyFacebook slides on report of SEC, FBI, FTC probes

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02.07.2018
21:07 DailyGalaxy.com“We Have Absolutely No Idea What's Out There!” --On 'World UFO Day' Scientists Discuss a Taboo Subject

 

 
Are we alone? Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory. To be alone in this vast universe is a lonely prospect. On the other hand, if we are not alone and there is someone or something more powerful out there, that too is terrifying. And Why don’t astronomers see UFOs asks Kevin Knuth in The Conversation. Knuth is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Informatics at the University at Albany. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Entropy. He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division.
As a NASA research scientist and now a professor of physics, I attended the 2002 NASA Contact Conference, which focused on serious speculation about extraterrestrials. During the meeting a concerned participant said loudly in a sinister tone, “You

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11:38 Technology.orgA different kind of 3D printing – military aircrafts get repaired using a new laser technology

You already know what 3D printing is – it is laying down small layers of molten material to

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30.06.2018
00:32 Gizmag Pitbull military drone-jammer is ready-to-wear


We've seen portable drone-jamming devices before, although they tend to take the form of big guns that would be a hassle to carry for long distances. The new clip-on Pitbull, however, is designed to be worn by dismounted soldiers for hours at a time.
.. Continue Reading Pitbull military drone-jammer is ready-to-wear Category: Drones Tags: Drone security Related Articles: DroneSentry jamming system open for orders First anti-drone gun on its way to fight terrorism in the Middle East DroneCatcher drone-netting drone gets an upgrade DroneGun Tactical jams more punch into smaller package Long-range anti-drone gun can secure the entire neighborhood This new home security system is centered around a flying camera drone

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29.06.2018
16:36 Phys.orgLet it rain! New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof

Fabrics that resist water are essential for everything from rainwear to military tents, but conventional water-repellent coatings have been shown to persist in the environment and accumulate in our bodies, and so are likely to be phased out for safety reasons. That leaves a big gap to be filled if researchers can find safe substitutes.

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16:16 Phys.orgHow climate change is increasing the risk of wildfires

The army has been called in to help firefighters deal with a huge wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester, where residents have been forced to evacuate. Wildfires are also blazing across Northern California while the issue of bushfires in Australia calls for constant vigilance from the emergency services there. These fires are becoming more common and one of the reasons for this is climate change.

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16:01 NewScientist.ComFreak accident created a massive army of super-fertile clones

A new species of bigger and super-fertile all-female crayfish originated almost instantaneously because of a genetic accident

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10:55 CNN HealthMarine turned to yoga to save his life

Marine Justin Blazejewski rolls out his yoga mat over a dock floating along the banks of the Potomac River. It's a sunny weekday morning inside the DC beltway, where he lives and works as a military contractor.

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00:31 Popular SciencePower-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

Military The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.
A raft of newly developed exoskeletons is starting to meet the slimmed-down, stealth requirements of today’s troop commanders. They see these power-assisting suits as…

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28.06.2018
21:33 TechInvestorNews.comPentagon furor may have distracted Google in bid to buy GitHub (Andy Meek/Boy Genius Report)

Andy Meek / Boy Genius ReportPentagon furor may have distracted Google in bid to buy GitHub - Googles Cloud CEO conceded at a Fortune Magazine event in San Francisco Wednesday something many people suspected -- that the Mountain View-based computing giant got beaten by Microsoft in a bid to buy GitHub, a $7.5 billion deal between the latter two companies that was announced earlier this month. Speaking ...

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18:32 Popular ScienceImmigrant children in US detention camps could face yet another health hazard: contaminated water

Health Toxic chemicals common on military bases are especially dangerous for children.
And as the Department of Defense begins housing detainees on military bases, the children could face yet another health risk: contaminated drinking water.

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16:26 CNBC technologyWhy China is spending billions to develop an army of robots to turbocharge its economy

China is building a robotic army to turbocharge its economy

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16:16 Phys.orgSoldiers deployed to help fight wildfire in England

A hundred soldiers and a military helicopter on Thursday joined firefighters battling a rare wildfire in northern England that could burn for weeks amid sustained hot weather, officials said.

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13:47 Gizmag Smartphone-based nerve gas detector made from Lego bricks


Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, have channelled their inner MacGyver and come up with a simple, affordable and durable chemical weapons detector made out of an iPhone, a UV lamp, a standard 96-well test plate and … a bunch of Lego bricks.
.. Continue Reading Smartphone-based nerve gas detector made from Lego bricks Category: Science Tags: Lego Poisons smartphones Terrorism toxic Warfare Related Articles: Rising tide: Submarines and the future of undersea warfare Powerful solar storm could have sparked a nuclear war in 1967 Future military uniforms could automatically transform into hazmat suits Frogs' resistance to their own poison could offer lessons for pain relief Heat the best option for treating jellyfish stings Food additive could find use in more efficient non-toxic antifreeze

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10:39 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Cloud CEO Diane Greene wouldnt have minded buying Github, boasts her tech is better than A (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider: Tech)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: TechGoogle Cloud CEO Diane Greene wouldnt have minded buying Github, boasts her tech is better than A - * She wasnt questioned directly about the recent controversy within Google about the companys military contracts, but she did offer that todays tech leader has to be mindful of the wishes of employees. Diane Greene, CEO for Googles cloud businesses, spoke on a wide range of subjects regarding Google and ...

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10:07 Phys.orgMigrating birds create flu bonanza for scientists to study

Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring.

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03:59 DefenseTech.orgArmy: Individual Soldiers Will One Day Control Swarms of Robots

Army robotics officials are trying to give soldiers the capability to control swarms of air and ground robotic systems.

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27.06.2018
21:40 TechInvestorNews.comSilicon Valley Is Growing a Conscience (April Glaser/Slate Magazine)

April Glaser / Slate MagazineSilicon Valley Is Growing a Conscience - Silicon Valley likes to think it is an engine of progress, which in turn helps tech companies self-identify as standard-bearers of progressivism. And in many ways, Silicon Valley is progressive. Companies voiced opposition to President Trumps bigoted executive order barring transgender people from serving in the military, and they stood ...

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13:59 NewScientist.ComA new arms race threatens to unleash laser warfare in the skies

The increasing use of military lasers that can damage the eyes of pilots has opened a fresh front in low-level international conflict, says David Hambling

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00:47 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFounder of Project Maven 'alarmed' at Google's decision to walk away

Just over a year ago the Pentagon unveiled its Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (AWCFT). Its mission was to develop or acquire machine learning algorithms that could be used to sift ...

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26.06.2018
18:31 TechInvestorNews.comAmazon Cloud Business Takes On The World For Pentagon Contract (RUSS BRITT/Investor's Business Daily - Business)

RUSS BRITT / Investor's Business Daily - BusinessAmazon Cloud Business Takes On The World For Pentagon Contract - The coalition of companies jockeying with Amazon.com for a lucrative Pentagon computing contract is far bigger than previously reported, signaling the deal has more heft than anticipated. The post Amazon Cloud Business Takes On The World For Pentagon Contract appeared first on Investors Business Daily. The coalition of companies jockeying ...

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17:50 Gizmag France retires Cold War nuclear bomber


Another veteran of the Cold War has bowed out after the French Air Force retired its last operational Mirage 2000N supersonic nuclear bomber. In a military ceremony marked by aerial demonstrations and a static aircraft display at the 125 airbase of Istres on June 21, General Olivier Taprest, Major General of the Air Force marked the official end of service for the aircraft after over 30 years.
.. Continue Reading France retires Cold War nuclear bomber Category: Military Tags: Aircraft France Nuclear weapons Related Articles: The truth about Satan: Nuclear war in the 21st century Cold War data reveals impact of nuclear tests on space weather How to verify nuclear treaties without giving away secrets Britain's latest ballistic missile sub named as construction begins Lockheed Martin developing cruise missile replacement for US Air Force Just one nuclear detonation could plunge Earth

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17:29 Phys.orgNew data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017

Published FBI data currently covers hate crimes only up to 2016, when totals increased across the nation for the second year in a row.

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16:57 Popular ScienceChina's hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

Eastern Arsenal The nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound.
China's hypersonic progress ranges from increasing scramjet testing and cheaper drones, to keeping its lead in railguns.

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15:33 Phys.org​Donald Trump's space force—the dangerous militarisation of outer space

In a recent speech, President Donald Trump announced a new policy for the American space programme. It is time, he argued, for America to create a "Space Force". As ever, the policy announcement was full of glittering ideas but short on detail, largely unspecific and even inaccurate. What we do know is that this would be a new and separate military command, "equal" to the American Airforce. But like much of Trumpian vision, superlative expressions shroud reality and do great injustice to the serious issues at stake.

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06:00 Gizmag DARPA demonstrates six new technologies behind the agile combat vehicles of tomorrow


In an effort to move away from today's giant, heavy battle tanks, DARPA's GXV-T program has been investigating new technologies for fast, agile and smart ground transport. Here's six of the fascinating ideas that were demonstrated last month at Aberdeen Test Center outside Baltimore, Maryland.
.. Continue Reading DARPA demonstrates six new technologies behind the agile combat vehicles of tomorrow Category: Military Tags: Augmented Reality DARPA Off-road Self-Driving Suspension Tanks Related Articles: Pinarello's electronic suspension knows when it shouldn't get involved ClearMotion miniaturizes and revives Bose's radical proactive auto suspension technology Up to a second faster per corner? Motorcycle Innovation's futuristic front end Electronic adaptive shocks adjust 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's suspension on the fly Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail Review: StaFast

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25.06.2018
19:55 DailyGalaxy.comToday's Planet Earth Report: "A New Species?" --Ancient Ape Found in Chinese Tomb 1st to Vanish Since Ice Age

 
 
Ancient gibbon from Chinese tomb may be first ape to go extinct since the Ice Age. The 2,200-year-old skull is unlike those of modern gibbons, but some scientists are unsure if it’s a new species. A careful examination of the shape of the skull showed that the braincase is much larger, and the cheekbones narrower, than those of any of the four known living genera of gibbon and the closely related, but larger, siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus). The molars of the ancient gibbon are distinct, too, with grinding surfaces bigger than those of most gibbons, yet smaller than those of siamangs.
These differences, says Helen Chatterjee, an evolutionary biologist at University College London, “are significant enough, we argue, to warrant a new genus and species”. Her team named the gibbon Junzi imperialis, which means imperial man of virtue or noble character —

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14:36 Phys.orgEngineers turn to Argonne's Mira supercomputer to study supersonic turbulence

Aviation's frontier is supersonic. The military is seeking ever-faster aircraft, planes that can fly five times the speed of sound. Fifteen years after the Concorde's last transatlantic flight, Japan Airlines and the Virgin Group are investing in jets that could slash overseas travel time by more than half.

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12:35 TechInvestorNews.comHow Amazon Became One of Washingtons Most Powerful Players (WSJ.com: WSJD)

WSJ.com: WSJDHow Amazon Became One of Washingtons Most Powerful Players - The company has built a huge presence in the nations capital, spending millions to build an army of lobbyists for its multiple businesses and winning billions in contracts from the government. With that comes political risk, not least from the White House. ...

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05:10 Gizmag Mechanism uncovered explaining how coffee could help protect your heart


A new study from a team of scientists in Germany has revealed a previously undiscovered mechanism showing how caffeine can trigger the repair of heart muscles. The research, at this stage only involving mouse experiments, lends a newfound causal weight to the growing body of observational evidence suggesting caffeine has beneficial health effects.
.. Continue Reading Mechanism uncovered explaining how coffee could help protect your heart Category: Medical Tags: Caffeine Cardiovascular Coffee Heart Related Articles: Massive meta-study confirms moderate coffee consumption is good for you Enviga – the calorie-burning soft drink Caffeine in the 21st century: A review of four delivery methods US Army algorithm determines ideal caffeine dosage patterns Caffeine among compounds that could combat dementia Coffiest is Soylent's answer to morning coffee and instant breakfast

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04:18 Gizmag US Armed Forces pursue advanced night vision systems


The US Armed Forces is investing in the next generation of night vision technology. The US Army and US Marine Corps are fielding two different night vision systems that provide better depth perception and add thermal imaging to image intensification technology that will give soldiers clearer night vision even when dealing with overgrown areas.
.. Continue Reading US Armed Forces pursue advanced night vision systems Category: Military Tags: Night Vision US Army US Marines Related Articles: F-35B Lightning II declared operational US Army and Marine Corps PowerWalk into wearable battery trials ONR's augmented reality glasses turns golf course into a virtual battlefield BAE awarded US Marine Corps next-gen Amphibious Combat Vehicle contract US Marine Corps receives first Amphibious Combat Vehicle I.I prototype Why the cockeyed squid has asymmetrical eyeballs

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23.06.2018
16:42 NYT ScienceA Space Force? The Idea May Have Merit, Some Say

The Pentagon has been cool to the president’s order to create a sixth military branch. But some lawmakers and aerospace experts, citing threats from Russia and China, say a case could be made for one.

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16:33 TechInvestorNews.comRegistration Opens for @CTERA Session on #DigitalTransformation | @ExpoDX #AI #IoT #IIoT #FinTech # (Cloud Computing Journal)

Cloud Computing JournalRegistration Opens for @CTERA Session on #DigitalTransformation | @ExpoDX #AI #IoT #IIoT #FinTech # - For years the worlds most security-focused and distributed organizations - banks, military/defense agencies, global enterprises - have sought to adopt cloud technologies that can reduce costs, future-proof against data growth, and improve user productivity. The challenges of cloud transformation for these kinds of secure organizations have centered around data security, ...

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01:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Engineers Refused To Build Security Tool To Win Military Contracts (Slashdot)

SlashdotGoogle Engineers Refused To Build Security Tool To Win Military Contracts - Mark Bergen reports via Bloomberg: Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Googles cloud division surprised their superiors by refusing to work on a cutting-edge security feature. Known as air gap, the technology would have helped Google win sensitive military contracts. The coders werent persuaded their employer ...

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22.06.2018
18:02 SingularityHub.ComHow Artificial Intelligence Could Help Us Live Longer

What if we could generate novel molecules to target any disease, overnight, ready for clinical trials? Imagine leveraging machine learning to accomplish with 50 people what the pharmaceutical industry can barely do with an army of 5,000. It’s a multibillion-dollar opportunity that can help billions. The worldwide pharmaceutical market, one of the slowest monolithic industries […]

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14:52 NewScientist.ComUS Army has made a plastic bandage that swells to patch wounds

Most soldiers who die from potentially survival wounds suffer from uncontrolled bleeding. The US Army developed a bandage material that can seal wounds faster and more effectively

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03:36 TechInvestorNews.comProject Maven wasnt alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool - CNET (Marrian Zhou/CNET News.com)

Marrian Zhou / CNET News.comProject Maven wasnt alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool - CNET - Google is still juggling the desires of its employees with working for the government. ...

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21.06.2018
21:32 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Engineers Refused to Build Security Tool to Win Military Contracts (Bloomberg/Windows IT Pro)

Bloomberg / Windows IT ProGoogle Engineers Refused to Build Security Tool to Win Military Contracts - Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Googles cloud division surprised their superiors by refusing to work on a cutting-edge security feature. Known as air gap, the technology would have helped Google win sensitive military contracts. ...

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21:32 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle staff reportedly refused to work on government security tool (Engadget)

EngadgetGoogle staff reportedly refused to work on government security tool - Bloomberg reports today that earlier this year, a group of Google employees refused to work on a security tool that would have opened up more military contracts to the company. The tool in question is air gap technology that would be key to the development of the secure cloud configurations ...

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20:39 TechInvestorNews.comGoogles internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider: Tech)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: TechGoogles internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over - A group of Google software engineers mutinied earlier this year and refused to contribute to a technology called air gap that might have helped Google win sensitive military contracts, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday. Theres little in the Bloomberg story about the technologys capabilities or function, other ...

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15:31 TechInvestorNews.comUS lawmakers urge Google to reconsider partnership with Huawei (Chris Smith/Boy Genius Report)

Chris Smith / Boy Genius ReportUS lawmakers urge Google to reconsider partnership with Huawei - ?Project Maven doesnt mean anything for many people unless youre in the military or Google. Its an artificial intelligence research partnership between the search giant and the US Department of Defense that Google decided not to renew following some internal protests on the matter. Some US lawmakers arent happy about ...

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15:31 TechInvestorNews.comArtificial Intelligence Ethics: Google’s Pentagon AI Move Highlights Brewing Issues (Terri Coles/Windows IT Pro)

Terri Coles / Windows IT ProArtificial Intelligence Ethics: Google’s Pentagon AI Move Highlights Brewing Issues - As the application of AI technology rapidly evolves, artificial intelligence ethics will only become more complicated. ...

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04:02 Gizmag British Army wants to bridge the "last mile" with robots


The British Army goes robotic as it looks to autonomous vehicles to bridge the "last mile" in combat. On November 12, an Army Battlegroup from 1 Armed Infantry brigade will begin the four-week 2018 Autonomous Warrior Army Warfighting Experiment field exercise, which will test the ability of prototype autonomous aerial and ground vehicles to resupply combat troops on the battlefield.
.. Continue Reading British Army wants to bridge the "last mile" with robots Category: Robotics Tags: Autonomous Vehicles British Army Robotics Related Articles: World's fastest helicopter bows out in Britain BAE Systems bid provides glimpse into the future of Britain’s battle tanks Britain looks to robot dragonflies and lasers for future defense British Army's new cannon takes its ammo on the side General Dynamics to build British Army's next light tank US Army brings robotic vehicles and UAVs together

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20.06.2018
23:11 LiveScience.comShould the US Have a Military Presence in Space?

President Donald Trump's call this week that to create a sixth branch of the U.S. military — which he called the "Space Force" — has reopened a wider debate on the military's role in space.

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22:07 Popular ScienceThe proposed Space Force isn’t the first time the United States has tried to militarize space

Space In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit
If President Donald Trump’s Space Force idea actually comes to fruition, it won’t be the first military force aiming for space. Not by a long shot. In fact, the idea of…

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20:32 TechInvestorNews.comWhat would happen if Americas Internet went down (Noah Friedman/Business Insider: Tech)

Noah Friedman / Business Insider: TechWhat would happen if Americas Internet went down - David Kennedy, former NSA hacker and TrustedSec CEO, explains how an attack on Americas Internet could affect the country, ranging from the financial sector to our military. Following is a transcript of the video. David Kennedy: In a lot of cases, when we talk about disruptions when it comes to ...

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20:32 TechInvestorNews.comHow Amazon Became One of Washingtons Most Powerful Players (WSJ.com: WSJD)

WSJ.com: WSJDHow Amazon Became One of Washingtons Most Powerful Players - The company has built a huge presence in the nations capital, spending millions to build an army of lobbyists for its multiple businesses and winning billions in contracts from the government. With that comes with political risk, not least from the White House. ...

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19:34 ScienceDaily.comUsing bloodstains at crime scenes to determine age of a suspect or victim

From the spatter analysis made famous in the TV show Dexter to the frequent DNA profiling of CSI and the real cases covered in the FBI Files, blood tests are ubiquitous in forensic science. Now, researchers report that a new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect or victim within just an hour.

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17:40 Phys.orgChina and the US are racing to develop AI weapons

When Google's AlphaGo defeated the Chinese grandmaster at a game of Go in 2017, China was confronted with its own "Sputnik moment": a prompt to up its game on the development of artifical intelligence (AI). Sure enough, Beijing is pursuing launch a national-level AI innovation agenda for "civil-military fusion". It's part of China's ambitious quest to become a "science and technology superpower" – but also a new front in an increasingly worrisome arms race.

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16:21 Reuters.com TechnologyCryptocurrency firm Tether releases law firm report attesting to U.S. dollar reserves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Washington-based law firm co-founded by former FBI director Louis J. Freeh has attested that as of June 1 cryptocurrency firm Tether had enough U.S. dollar reserves to back its virtual coins in circulation, according to a report released by Tether on Wednesday.

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16:10 Phys.orgUsing bloodstains at crime scenes to determine age of a suspect or victim

From the spatter analysis made famous in the TV show Dexter to the frequent DNA profiling of CSI and the real cases covered in the FBI Files, blood tests are ubiquitous in forensic science. Now, researchers report in ACS Central Science that a new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect or victim within just an hour.

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12:18 NewScientist.ComStealth sheets can make you appear invisible to infrared cameras

A cloaking material renders objects almost completely invisible in infrared light and could have military applications

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05:51 Gizmag BAE awarded US Marine Corps next-gen Amphibious Combat Vehicle contract


A year and a half after accepting the first prototypes, the US Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems and its partner Iveco Defence Vehicles a US$198 million contract to deliver the first 30 of the Corps' next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). The contact for the fully amphibious, ship-launchable troop carrier includes an option of up to $1.2 billion for a total of 204 vehicles.
.. Continue Reading BAE awarded US Marine Corps next-gen Amphibious Combat Vehicle contract Category: Military Tags: Amphibious BAE Systems US Marines Related Articles: Tringa road-legal boat drives itself to and from the water Lockheed Martin unveils new amphibious assault vehicle US Marines demonstrate Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector prototype World's largest amphibious plane from China ready to sail and soar New take on the Mini Moke is fit for land and sea Amphibious Dobbertin HydroCar goes

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00:34 DefenseTech.orgArmy Confirms: These 5 Cities May Host New Futures Command

Army officials have been visiting cities that represent centers of innovation to find a home for the Futures Command.

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19.06.2018
19:29 Phys.orgArmy plans to license nanogalvanic aluminum powder discovery

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory plans to license its discovery of a nanogalvanic aluminum powder for hydrogen generation.

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18:02 TechnologyReview.comUS military wants to know what synthetic biology weapons could look like

Re-created viruses, toxic bacteria, top new ranking of synthetic biology risks.

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17:07 Technology.orgArmy Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch)

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

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05:47 NYT ScienceTrump Orders Establishment of Space Force as Sixth Military Branch

The idea has troubled lawmakers and even some members of the administration, who have cautioned that it could create unnecessary bureaucratic responsibilities for a military burdened by conflicts.

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04:17 Gizmag Amazon under pressure to stop selling facial recognition tech to police


Days after the first shots were fired in a looming UK legal battle questioning law enforcement uses of facial recognition technology, Amazon has been bombarded with a massive petition and several letters demanding it stop providing a similar technology to governments and law enforcement.
.. Continue Reading Amazon under pressure to stop selling facial recognition tech to police Category: Computers Tags: Amazon Facial Recognition Governments Law Enforcement Related Articles: US government sued over warrantless phone and laptop border searches What is Net Neutrality and is it important? How will the White House hand over the President's official social media accounts? Trump floats the idea of a US military "Space Force" The United States Space Corps wants you ... Should companies be forced to build encryption backdoors into services?

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03:23 NewScientist.ComTrump has directed the US military to establish a Space Force

President Trump has announced the creation of a Space Force, the first new US military branch since 1947, but it’s not yet clear what this new corps will do

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02:35 CNBC technologySenate passes military funding bill that would reimpose sanctions on Chinese telecom ZTE

It's not yet clear whether provision keeping sanctions on ZTE will ultimately make it to Trump's desk.

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01:55 Reuters.com TechnologySenate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting up a potential battle with the White House over Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp.

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18.06.2018
23:40 ExtremeTech.comTrump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space’

Such a military operation could run afoul of international treaties and cause an unwanted escalation of international tensions.
The post Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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23:19 Reuters.com ScienceTrump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force.

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21:30 TechnologyReview.comKeeping America first in quantum computing means avoiding these five big mistakes

Potential pitfalls include putting the military in charge and spraying too much money around.

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21:19 TechnologyReview.comDonald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to create the US Space Force

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20:58 Popular ScienceThe President just called for a new branch of the military called the Space Force

Space It's not clear how this will fit into existing exploration efforts.
Today President Trump announced he was directing the Department of Defense to create a military “Space Force.”…

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20:47 Reuters.com ScienceTrump orders creation of U.S. force to dominate space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the establishment of a sixth branch of the military to clear the way for American dominance of space.

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20:06 Gizmag DroneCatcher drone-netting drone gets an upgrade


There are various places – such as airports, prisons and military bases – where people aren't allowed to fly consumer drones. If someone does so anyway, it's always possible to shoot the thing down or remotely disable it. Another option, however, is to net it in mid-air, using the new-and-improved DroneCatcher.
.. Continue Reading DroneCatcher drone-netting drone gets an upgrade Category: Drones Tags: Drone security Tethered drones Related Articles: Tethered drone reins in the complexity US Army welcomes tethered drones into its unmanned aerial fleet Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wet DroneSentry jamming system open for orders Dronestagram winners take photography to new heights LA Drone Film Festival winners raise the bar for drone cinematography

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20:06 Phys.orgTrumps orders Pentagon to create US 'space force'

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "space force," which he said would become the sixth branch of the American military.

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19:45 CNBC technologyPresident Trump directs Pentagon, Defense Department to 'immediately begin the process' of establishing 'space force' as sixth military branch

President Donald Trump declared Monday he would move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space.

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19:13 DailyGalaxy.com From the Farside: "The Most Controversial Secret on Earth" --Why UFOs are Now a Serious News Story

 

 
"You've seen it without knowing it. Remember that wild news in December about a secret Pentagon UFO program? And those grainy military videos showing radar images of unexplained phenomena — white, Tic-Tac-shaped objects that appear to fly at remarkable speeds, at impossible angles, without wings or exhaust?"
Tom DeLonge former Blink 182 rockstar helped ring the alarm about those things, as part of his new business venture: To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science. For his advisory board, DeLonge recruited physicists, aerospace experts and former Department of Defense officials, who have been talking publicly about UFOs and arguing that the government has failed to fully investigate them.  
DeLonge says he wants to build "a perpetual funding machine" to investigate UFOs and thereby advance our own species continues Dan Zak for the

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18:16 CNN HealthFBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows

Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live."

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16.06.2018
22:39 TechInvestorNews.comAll Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said he believes sitting is the new c (Kif Leswing/Business Insider: Tech)

Kif Leswing / Business Insider: TechAll Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said he believes sitting is the new c - Most of what happens inside Apple Park, the iPhone companys stunning new headquarters, is top secret. But Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed one new detail about the work environment: Everyone gets a standing desk. We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for ...

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20:09 FT.com TechnologyUS military trains financial force on search for ‘common sense’ AI

Defence research group Darpa seeks breakthrough in quest for truly intelligent machines

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13:07 FT.com TechnologyUS military trains financial force on search for ‘common sense’ AI

Defence research group Darpa seeks breakthrough in quest for truly intelligent machines

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15.06.2018
20:07 ScienceMag.orgEuropean Union, worried about rising tensions, plans to boost military research

Proposed European Defence Fund would spend €13 billion on R&D

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06:02 Gizmag New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete


It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered as researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland develop a new explosive that has the power of TNT, yet is safer and more environmentally friendly.
.. Continue Reading New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete Category: Science Tags: Explosives Los Alamos National Laboratory US Army Research Laboratory Related Articles: CubeSats could soon be zooming around space under their own power NASA's plan to bat away Earth-bound asteroids US Army developing a "Third Arm" for soldiers Remotely monitoring suspect nuclear reactors using antineutrinos Nanoscale "supersoap" allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids Broken nanodiamonds create a super-long-lasting, very-low-friction dry lubricant

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14.06.2018
20:40 Phys.orgTNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland have developed a novel "melt-cast" explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.

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14:35 Phys.orgGermany agrees to lease Israeli-made drones: manufacturer

Germany has agreed a nine year deal worth over half a billion dollars to lease Israeli military reconnaissance drones capable of carrying missiles, the aircraft's manufacturers said Thursday.

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04:59 ScienceDaily.comContent of service members' art linked to their trauma levels

A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.

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01:37 TechInvestorNews.comAll Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that sitting is the new cancer (Kif Leswing/Business Insider: Tech)

Kif Leswing / Business Insider: TechAll Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that sitting is the new cancer - Most of what happens inside Apple Park, the iPhone companys stunning new headquarters, is top secret. But Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed one new detail about the work environment: everyone gets a standing desk. We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for ...

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13.06.2018
00:38 DefenseTech.orgArmy Spends $50 Million to Build Autonomous Supply Convoys

The Army has awarded a $49.7 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for autonomous kits to be tested on supply vehicles.

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12.06.2018
19:03 AzoNano.comEnergetic Performance of TNT Improved by Aluminium Nanoparticles

Army scientists have demonstrated that energetic performance can be considerably improved by mixing TNT with aluminum nanoparticles. It is anticipated that this explosive finding will increase the...

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11.06.2018
23:29 Phys.orgScientists have a blast with aluminum nanoparticles

Army scientists proved a decades-old prediction that mixing TNT and novel aluminum nanoparticles can significantly enhance energetic performance. This explosive discovery is expected to extend the reach of U.S. Army firepower in battle.

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22:37 TechInvestorNews.comUS Sanctions Russians Over Military, Intelligence Hacking (Slashdot)

SlashdotUS Sanctions Russians Over Military, Intelligence Hacking - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five companies on Monday, saying they had worked with Moscows military and intelligence services on ways to conduct cyber attacks against the United States and its allies. From a report: The United States is engaged in an ongoing effort to ...

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21:33 TechInvestorNews.comGoogles employee uproar has forced cloud boss Diane Green to ditch a lucrative business — and Amazo (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider: Tech)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: TechGoogles employee uproar has forced cloud boss Diane Green to ditch a lucrative business — and Amazo - You cant blame Google employees, who thought they were working for an Internet search giant, for putting their foot down over having their work potentially co-opted into modernizing weapons for the Pentagon. They signed on to work on Chrome, Android or Gmail, not on technology to assist military drones hovering ...

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06:14 Gizmag Clever keychain multitool packs a ratchet and firestarter


There are a great number of multi-tools out there that feature a Philips head screwdriver tip for tightening and loosening screws, but Brian Filko has had enough of all of them. The Pennsylvania-based mechanical engineer has crafted an everyday carry that features a dynamic ratchet, so you can keep right on cranking when working in tight spaces.
.. Continue Reading Clever keychain multitool packs a ratchet and firestarter Category: Outdoors Tags: Indiegogo Multi-Tools Tools Related Articles: New vehicle brings Italian flair to the world of velomobiles Kuvrd universal lens cap protects and waterproofs your entire lens collection New iPhone multi-tool case lights your fire iPhone case meets Swiss Army knife with the ReadyCase Coolbox reinvents the toolbox with gadgets and gizmos Moky Bluetooth keyboard is also a trackpad

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08.06.2018
13:41 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle says it will continue to work with the military on AI, but wont get involved in weapons or s (Mark Wycislik-Wilson/Betanews)

Mark Wycislik-Wilson / BetanewsGoogle says it will continue to work with the military on AI, but wont get involved in weapons or s - Google has published new guidelines describing its principles for the development of artificial intelligence. The document -- entitled Artificial Intelligence at Google: Our Principles -- the company sets out its objectives for the future of AI. As well as saying it will incorporate its privacy principles into AI, Google says ...

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03:30 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Says It Wont Allow Its Artificial Intelligence in Military Weapons (WSJ.com: WSJD)

WSJ.com: WSJDGoogle Says It Wont Allow Its Artificial Intelligence in Military Weapons - Google wont allow its artificial-intelligence products to be used in military weapons, the company said Thursday, as it tries to balance its Dont Be Evil mantra with the wide-ranging applications of its technology. ...

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01:37 TechInvestorNews.comThe Wall Street Journal: Google says its AI won’t be used for military weapons (MarketWatch.com - Internet)

MarketWatch.com - InternetThe Wall Street Journal: Google says its AI won’t be used for military weapons - Google wont allow its artificial-intelligence products to be used in military weapons, the company said Thursday, as it tries to balance its Dont Be Evil mantra with the wide-ranging applications of its technology. ...

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01:37 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle AI ethics memo makes it clear military work will continue (Brittany A. Roston/SlashGear)

Brittany A. Roston / SlashGearGoogle AI ethics memo makes it clear military work will continue - As tipped earlier this week, Google has unveiled an artificial intelligence ethics memo following outcry over its involvement in Project Maven. In it, Google says that its principles are not theoretical concepts, but rather concrete standards thatll actively govern its future AI work. Among other things, Google specifically details things ...

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