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05.02.2018
04:52 Gizmag Video: 100-foot snowmobile flip ends all too predictably


It's not every day you get to see a 500-pound snowmobile do a 5-storey high, 100-foot long backflip. Minnesota native Levi LaVallee took advantage of the Superbowl circus to stage the crazy stunt over Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall. And everything went as you'd expect.
.. Continue Reading Video: 100-foot snowmobile flip ends all too predictably Category: Outdoors Tags: Crazy Snowmobiles Stunts Related Articles: Watercross racing: what to do with your snowmobile in summer Minimalist snow-bike concept looks cool as ice Canada to complete world’s longest recreational trail Three-track Ardenner designed to pull over 250 kg of cargo across the snow Best gadgets and gear for fighting (and embracing) winter Nissan grows its army of Winter Warriors with tracked Pathfinder and Murano

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03:58 TechInvestorNews.comHouse Intelligence Committee Likely to Vote on Release of Democratic Response to Memo (Daniel Politi/Slate Magazine)

Daniel Politi / Slate MagazineHouse Intelligence Committee Likely to Vote on Release of Democratic Response to Memo - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are pushing their colleagues to vote to release a memo that rebuts the Republican document that alleges misconduct at the FBI and was declassified on Friday to much fanfare. Democrats have long said the Republican memo mischaracterizes highly sensitive data and their response memo ...

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02.02.2018
22:14 DefenseTech.orgNew Software Will Prevent F-35 Pilots from Flying into the Ground

The military's F-35 is about to get a new automatic technology that will prevent pilots from flying into the ground by mistake.

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20:47 CNN HealthRare find: Mass grave may belong to Viking Great Army

The Viking Great Army may have finally been found.

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17:46 ScienceDaily.comRadiocarbon dating reveals mass grave did date to the Viking age

Archaeologists have discovered that a mass grave uncovered in the 1980s dates to the Viking Age and may have been a burial site of the Viking Great Army war dead.

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15:13 Phys.orgRadiocarbon dating reveals mass grave did date to the Viking age

A team of archaeologists, led by Cat Jarman from the University of Bristol's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, has discovered that a mass grave uncovered in the 1980s dates to the Viking Age and may have been a burial site of the Viking Great Army war dead.

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01.02.2018
23:58 DefenseTech.orgArmy to Test First Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021

The U.S. Army is planning on testing the first prototypes of the Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021.

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21:12 Popular ScienceLooks like China just installed a railgun on a warship, beating the U.S. Navy to the punch

Eastern Arsenal Railguns are another way the PLAN hopes to get an edge in 21st-century naval warfare.
China has made military history by installing a functional railgun onto a warship, beating the U.S. Navy in developing this new weapon.

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20:28 CNN HealthWant to graduate from high school in New Mexico? You might need a plan first

A bill would force New Mexico students to apply to college or indicate they're going to the military, an internship or apprenticeship.

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16:41 Phys.orgStrava storm: why everyone should check their smart gear security settings before going for a jog

Fitness tracking app Strava recently kicked off a privacy and security storm after it was revealed that its software had potentially exposed the location of secret military bases, courtesy of a data visualisation tool called a "heatmap".

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11:02 Phys.orgSpaceX blasts off Luxembourg government satellite

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off a four-ton secure military communications satellite called GovSat-1, a partnership between the government of Luxembourg and the satellite operator SES.

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00:36 Gizmag 60 years ago today, America launched its first satellite into orbit


On this day 60 years ago, America became the second country to send a human-made object into low-Earth orbit, with the successful launch of its first satellite – Explorer 1. The launch of Explorer 1 took place against the backdrop of the Cold War between the United States and its adversary, the Soviet Union, which had shocked the world by launching Sputnik 1 into orbit in October of 1957.
.. Continue Reading 60 years ago today, America launched its first satellite into orbit Category: Space Tags: History NASA Orbit Spaceflight Van Allen Belts Related Articles: Don't want to live on this planet anymore? Try Asgardia the first "space nation" President Trump orders NASA back to the Moon To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project First satellite for the "space nation" of Asgardia due for launch in August Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles

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31.01.2018
22:25 CNN HealthUS Army veteran uses hockey to serve his country

"Not in a million years did I ever think I'd be a hockey player," Rico Roman said. And he's not just any hockey player -- he's a gold medal winner with the US National Sled Hockey team.

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21:59 DefenseTech.orgUS Losing Its Advantage in Race for Hypersonic Technology: Selva

Did the U.S. military miss its window of opportunity to beat out adversaries in hypersonics development?

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21:00 Reuters.com TechnologyDemocrats press Facebook, Twitter again to probe Russia links to Republican memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc to answer questions about the potential involvement of Russia in social media campaigns urging Republicans to release information alleging surveillance abuses at the FBI, saying the companies had provided insufficient responses so far.

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09:21 Gizmag Kevin the virtual roommate scares off burglars by mimicking a real person


Bold they may be, but most burglars would avoid an encounter with an angry homeowner when they can. But because we can't stay at home 24/7, maybe we can leave it to Kevin? He's a light-emitting speaker designed to simulate the sights and sounds of a real person, so much so, that he might just ward off any unwelcome visitors in your absence.
.. Continue Reading Kevin the virtual roommate scares off burglars by mimicking a real person Category: Around The Home Tags: Home Security Kickstarter Speaker Related Articles: Wi-Fi security flaw could make every device in the world vulnerable DroneSentry jamming system open for orders Pentagon puts the call out to hackers to test its cyber defences Devialet gives "entry level" Phantom wireless speaker more power Master & Dynamic's first wireless speaker remixes concrete for better sound World's first autonomous security vehicle with companion

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08:51 Gizmag DroneGun Tactical jams more punch into smaller package


Drones are increasingly crowding the airspace, so it's only natural that the counter-drone market is growing as well. The wide arsenal from DroneShield just got a little wider with the DroneGun Tactical, a new handheld jamming weapon that disrupts more frequencies from a more compact, portable package.
.. Continue Reading DroneGun Tactical jams more punch into smaller package Category: Drones Tags: drones Drone security GPS Privacy Radio Security Related Articles: DroneSentry jamming system open for orders Wi-Fi security flaw could make every device in the world vulnerable First anti-drone gun on its way to fight terrorism in the Middle East Pentagon puts the call out to hackers to test its cyber defences World's first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone Long-range anti-drone gun can secure the entire neighborhood

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00:40 ScienceMag.orgHalf of U.S. military facilities vulnerable to extreme weather and climate risks

Pentagon report tallies current threats, but doesn't look ahead

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00:02 FT.com TechnologyUber's global rivals gather as Ola launches in Australia

Strava’s military precision, fake social media, now Verizon drops Huawei  

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30.01.2018
23:26 Technology.orgA Brief History of Modern Warfare Technology: From Gunpowder to Drones

In the near future, United States military vehicles will be driven by robots, says Army Chief of Staff Mark

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22:16 ScienceDaily.comLong-term opioid use has dropped among US military veterans

A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer, shows that opioid prescribing has dropped after a peak in 2012. Lead author Katherine Hadlandsmyth of the Iowa City VA Healthcare System and the University of Iowa in the US further noted that the decline was mostly due to decreases in long-term opioid prescribing, which carries much greater risk for harmful side effects, addiction and overdose, relative to short-term prescribing.

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19:22 Phys.orgAussie military says tracking app doesn't breach security

Australia's military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online map using its data can show troop locations around the world.

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16:10 NYT TechnologyWhat He Did on His Summer Break: Exposed a Global Security Flaw

Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation.

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14:52 CNBC technologyThe app that exposed the location of military bases with a heat map is reviewing its features

Chief Executive James Quarles said Strava was “committed to working with military and government officials to address potentially sensitive data.”

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12:22 FT.com HealthFitness tracker data exposes soldiers and aid workers

Researchers warn that information acquired could give pointers to military strategy

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01:08 FT.com TechnologyFitness tracker data exposes soldiers and aid workers

Researchers warn that information acquired could give pointers to military strategy

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00:49 Reuters.com TechnologyPentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

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00:15 Phys.orgPentagon probes fitness-app use after map shows sensitive sites

The Pentagon said Monday it is reviewing the use of fitness trackers and other devices after an exercise-logging company published a map revealing potentially sensitive information about US and allied troops in places including Iraq and Syria.

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29.01.2018
23:34 ScienceDaily.comNew optics solution: 360-degree panoramic view onto single sensor matrix

Scientists have developed a new solution for thermal infrared applications, making it possible to fold a 360-degree panoramic view on a single sensor matrix. The concept guaranteeing optimal image quality is especially suitable for security, surveillance, military, and building diagnostic applications, where the objects to be imaged lie in the horizontal directions from the camera.

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21:15 Popular ScienceRobert Afzal is developing powerful laser blasters for the U.S. military

Technology Dynamite with a laser beam.
Lasers can map planets, cut metal, play your old CDs, zap tattoos, and send cats into furry frenzies of clickbait. But Robert Afzal wants them to do more.

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20:03 TechInvestorNews.comDutch Intelligence Tipped off FBI, NSA on Russian Cyber Attacks (Joel Hruska/Extremetech)

Joel Hruska / ExtremetechDutch Intelligence Tipped off FBI, NSA on Russian Cyber Attacks - The US has been certain the Russians hacked the DNC and State Department, and now we know part of why. It was Dutch intelligence operatives that hacked into some of Russias own institutions -- including their closed-circuit television cameras. The post Dutch Intelligence Tipped off FBI, NSA on Russian Cyber ...

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19:20 NYT HealthStrava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

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18:49 NYT TechnologyStrava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

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18:32 ExtremeTech.comDutch Intelligence Tipped off FBI, NSA on Russian Cyber Attacks

The US has been certain the Russians hacked the DNC and State Department, and now we know part of why. It was Dutch intelligence operatives that hacked into some of Russia's own institutions -- including their closed-circuit television cameras.
The post Dutch Intelligence Tipped off FBI, NSA on Russian Cyber Attacks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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17:28 Phys.org360-degree panoramic view via single-sensor matrix

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new solution for thermal infrared applications, making it possible to fold a 360-degree panoramic view on a single sensor matrix. The concept guaranteeing optimal image quality is especially suitable for security, surveillance, military, and building diagnostic applications, where the objects to be imaged lie in the horizontal directions from the camera.

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17:28 Phys.orgArtificial intelligence is the weapon of the next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. objections, raising concerns about military conflict.

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12:00 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFitness map 'reveals location of military bases' by tracking US soldiers' movements while jogging

Global Heat Map, published by GPS company Strava, inadvertently exposes position of sensitive facilities by recording progress of troops as they work out

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12:00 Phys.orgExercise tracking map highlights locations of deployed troops

A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military personnel in places including Iraq and Syria.

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06:58 CNBC technologyA global heat map for joggers is exposing sensitive US military information

Strava, the company behind the map, said it was created using one billion recorded activities through September 2017.

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26.01.2018
17:31 CNN HealthUS Army veteran uses hockey to serve his country

"Not in a million years did I ever think I'd be a hockey player," Rico Roman said. And he's not just any hockey player -- he's a gold medal winner with the US National Sled Hockey team.

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13:08 Gizmag Microbes may feed future space travelers by converting their waste into food


How to feed astronauts on long space voyages is a major logistical problem, so researchers at Penn State are studying how to convert solid and liquid human waste into food. That may sound gross, but the idea is based on using a series of microbial reactors to break down the waste and convert it into an editable form with anaerobic digestion.
.. Continue Reading Microbes may feed future space travelers by converting their waste into food Category: Space Tags: Food Microbes Pennsylvania State University Spaceflight Related Articles: Don't want to live on this planet anymore? Try Asgardia the first "space nation" To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project President Trump orders NASA back to the Moon Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles auction 5 weird things humans have smuggled into space First satellite for the "space nation" of Asgardia due

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25.01.2018
22:01 CNBC technologyMonths of missing texts found from former special counsel agent, DOJ says

Strzok was reassigned from Mueller's team following the discovery of anti-Trump messages he traded with an FBI lawyer.

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16:53 Technology.orgDARPA Seeks to Improve Military Communications with Digital Phased-Arrays at Millimeter Wave

New program aims to create multi-beam, digital phased-array technology, operating at 18-50 GHz to enhance secure communications between

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10:51 Phys.orgDon't want to bother with cat litter? Japan offers robots

Japan, home of the "kawaii" cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some time recently with three relatively affordable home robots from Japanese makers that target the elderly, kids and hard-working salarymen pressed for time. Unlike real children or pets, they have off switches and don't need constant attention, dog food or cat litter.

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24.01.2018
21:24 NewScientist.ComScientists have cloned monkeys and it could help treat cancer

Meet the first of a possible army of cloned monkeys that could treat many diseases, but is this a step to human cloning, and will anyone but China accept them?

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16:07 NYT HealthYour Neighbors, Your Waistline

Military families that moved to areas with high obesity rates tended to gain weight themselves.

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23.01.2018
22:06 ScientificAmerican.Com50 Years Ago a U.S. Military Jet Crashed in Greenland--with 4 Nuclear Bombs Onboard

On January 21, 1968, the cold war grew significantly colder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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14:40 NewScientist.ComSpy balloons flying 40km up track drug smugglers on the ground

The US military are testing uncrewed, hydrogen-filled balloons that can keep watch over a small area by catching different winds in the stratosphere

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07:06 NewScientist.ComSpy balloons that fly 40km up track drug dealers on the ground

The US military are testing uncrewed, hydrogen-filled balloons that can keep watch over a small area by catching different winds in the stratosphere

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20.01.2018
16:09 ScientificAmerican.Com50 Years Ago, a US Military Jet Crashed in Greenland – with 4 Nuclear Bombs on Board

On Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgArmy Launches Pilot to Direct Commission Cyber Lieutenants

After an initial application screening, candidates may be invited to Fort Gordon, Georgia, for an in-person interview.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgGeneral: Army Needs More Futurists to Better Predict Conflict

Army officials, analysts and authors met to try to improve the military's poor track record of predicting future conflict.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgThis Robot Dog Will Help Marine Special Operators Practice Triage

Military working dogs face just as much danger downrange as their human handlers.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgThe Top 10 Defense Tech Posts of 2017

Check out the biggest military technology stories of 2017 from Defense Tech.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgSpaceX to Launch Military's Secret 'Zuma' Payload

SpaceX will launch a secret military payload, code-name Zuma, this weekend on a Falcon 9 rocket.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgPentagon Mum on Missing Satellite

Officials remained tight-lipped about a satellite that could be somewhere in orbit -- or crashed into the sea.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgArmy Chief Wants Robotic Vehicles, AI for Future Battles

Gen. Mark Milley said future combat vehicles and helicopters will need to serve in both manned and unmanned roles.

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02:10 DefenseTech.orgArmy Tests Secure Wi-Fi for Future Battlefield

The U.S. Army field-tested Secure Wi-Fi technology in an effort to keep pace with the world of battlefield communications.

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00:53 LiveScience.comThe History of Russia's 'Plague Fort,' Where Scientists Battled Death (and Lost)

A military outpost jutting from the Gulf of Finland has an eerie history.

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19.01.2018
21:03 ScienceDaily.comThe Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs

A new study has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs.

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18:56 Phys.orgThe Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs.

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06:25 Gizmag World's fastest helicopter bows out in Britain


The world's fastest helicopter is being set out to pasture as the British Army announces that its last five Westland Lynx helicopters will be formally retired on January 31 after 40 years of active service. Once the backbone of Army and the Royal Navy, the Lynx is being replaced by the more advanced Wildcat and the remaining twin-engine rotorcraft with 657 Squadron are on a tour of southern England before their final decommissioning.
.. Continue Reading World's fastest helicopter bows out in Britain Category: Aircraft Tags: British Army Helicopters Related Articles: UK's next generation Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials Boeing unveils MH-139 helicopter to replace Huey Radical dual tilting blade helicopter design targets speeds of over 270mph Modernization program will give next-generation Chinooks more muscle Lockheed Martin details Sikorsky-Boeing Future Vertical Lift concept

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02:43 Gizmag Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray


Air tankers are an important part of the fire-fighting arsenal, but their current reliance on human pilots severely limits their potential. With the goal of expanding aerial firefighting capabilities by removing the human pilot from the aircraft, Nevada-based Drone America and Georgia-based Thrush Aircraft have teamed up to develop the world's first autonomous air tanker.
.. Continue Reading Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray Category: Drones Tags: Aircraft Autonomous Firefighting Related Articles: Fire-starting conservation drone lights things up in national park Unmanned helicopter and drone join forces in safer approach to fighting fire Mask compass lets firefighters keep their head(ing) Automist Smartscan puts a targeted fire-fighting mist jet in the wall Ex-military Black Hawk helicopters enlisted for firefighting duties in Australia New aerial

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18.01.2018
20:11 Phys.orgArmy researchers make explosive discovery

Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a solution to a significant challenge in making high-energy explosives. They safely improved the overall chemical yield derived from diaminoglyoxime, known as DAG, and significantly increased the amount of material made per reaction.

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16:55 ExtremeTech.comPentagon Report Confirms Russian Development of Massive Nuclear Torpedo

The Pentagon's leaked 2018 nuclear report confirms that the Russians have built a long-range autonomous torpedo that could be fitted with a 100 megaton warhead.
The post Pentagon Report Confirms Russian Development of Massive Nuclear Torpedo appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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02:10 Gizmag Pressure-sensing implant dissolves when its job is done


When doctors want to monitor conditions such as swelling of the brain, they'll sometimes implant a sensor that emits a readable electrical signal whenever it's subjected to pressure. The problem is, those sensors have to be retrieved from the patient's body afterwards, requiring additional surgery. That may not be the case much longer, though, as scientists have created an implantable pressure sensor that harmlessly biodegrades.
.. Continue Reading Pressure-sensing implant dissolves when its job is done Category: Medical Tags: Biodegradable Implant University of Connecticut Related Articles: Stem cell-infused mesh regrows torn rotator cuffs Novel smart materials change color and opacity when stretched QR codes could generate 3D images on phones – no internet required Color-changing electrochromic lens technology has fashion and military applications Nanofibrous film detects vapors

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17.01.2018
19:38 TechInvestorNews.comWhile FBI Manhattan thinks that Apple is Evil, FBI San Francisco is working with Apple in Positive W ((Jack Purcher)/Patently Apple)

(Jack Purcher) / Patently AppleWhile FBI Manhattan thinks that Apple is Evil, FBI San Francisco is working with Apple in Positive W - Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled During the International Conference on Cyber Security, an FBI Forensics Expert lashed out at Apple Calling them Evil Geniuses. The forensics expert was from the FBIs Manhattan office. A new report now reveals that the FBIs San Francisco Office is attempting to ...

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10:45 Reuters.com HealthIndonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.

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09:59 Technology.orgPrinting on patrol

What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines

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05:23 Gizmag Heat up food anywhere with this flameless silicone cooker


For years, the military has been using simple chemical-based heating systems as a way to quickly warm prepackaged rations. Now the YABUL Cook translates such systems into a light-weight silicone device that is foldable and easy to transport.
.. Continue Reading Heat up food anywhere with this flameless silicone cooker Category: Outdoors Tags: Camping Cooking flameless Heating Related Articles: Mealspec flameless cooker can boil water and cook real food VanEssa slide-out kitchen turns the Volkswagen Amarok into a tailgating machine The best camping gadgets, gifts and gear innovations of 2017 Camp Champ neatly packs a full camp kitchen into a wooden trunk The best kitchen contraptions of 2017 Back-packable organizer stores cooking gear and protects the flame

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05:17 CNN HealthPast presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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01:44 CNN HealthRhinoceros DNA database helps nail poachers and traffickers

CODIS -- the FBI's Combined DNA Index System, containing genetic evidence gathered from crime scenes and serial offenders -- helps cops nab criminals. Now, a similar DNA database is helping link international traffickers of rhinoceros horns to the scene of a poaching, according to a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.

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16.01.2018
21:06 Reuters.com HealthFDA to speed review of medical products for use by military

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military, such as freeze-dried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death.

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19:42 Reuters.com HealthFDA to speed review of medical products used by military

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed up the development of drugs that could be used by military personnel.

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13.01.2018
01:32 LiveScience.comWild Rumors Fly as Pentagon Shuts Down Questions on Secretive 'Zuma' Mission

It's been perhaps the weirdest week of news and mysteries in the history of private spaceflight. And it's ending in a swirl of confusion, silence, and whispers at the Pentagon.

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12.01.2018
17:49 AzoRobotics.comEnhancing Agent Transparency to Improve Collaboration Between Human and Artificially Intelligent Agent

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have come up with advanced processes to enhance collaboration between humans and agents of artificial intelligence in two research works recently...

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16:46 Reuters.com HealthZambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radio

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said.

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05:44 TechInvestorNews.comFacebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines (Rich Ord/Top News - WebProNews)

Rich Ord / Top News - WebProNewsFacebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines - According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content ... Read More The post Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines appeared first on WebProNews. Companies must remove hate speech within 24 hours ...

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05:44 TechInvestorNews.comFBI forensic examiner calls Apple ‘jerks’ for improving security (Chris Mills/Boy Genius Report)

Chris Mills / Boy Genius ReportFBI forensic examiner calls Apple ‘jerks’ for improving security - The relationship between the FBI and Apple is known to be fraught. Ever since Apple refused to create a backdoor in its operating system to unlock the San Bernardino shooters iPhone, it has become the standard-bearer in the wider dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. For cops, ...

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02:23 Phys.orgPentagon mum on fate of secret satellite

The mystery surrounding the fate of a secret military satellite deepened Thursday when the Pentagon refused to answer even simple questions about whether the mission to launch it had gone awry.

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11.01.2018
23:36 TechInvestorNews.comFBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Jon Brodkin / Ars TechnicaFBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones - Apple is pretty good at evil genius stuff, FBI official laments at conference. ...

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21:14 Phys.orgArmy scientists improve human-agent teaming by making AI agents more transparent

U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists developed ways to improve collaboration between humans and artificially intelligent agents in two projects recently completed for the Autonomy Research Pilot Initiative supported by the Office of Secretary of Defense. They did so by enhancing the agent transparency, which refers to a robot, unmanned vehicle, or software agent's ability to convey to humans its intent, performance, future plans, and reasoning process.

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21:14 Phys.orgScientists shed light on new low-cost material for seeing in the dark

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication of a material previously discounted in literature for high-sensitivity infrared cameras, opening new possibilities for future Army night-time operations.

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17:06 TechInvestorNews.comFBI Calls Apple Jerks and Evil Geniuses For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult (Slashdot)

SlashdotFBI Calls Apple Jerks and Evil Geniuses For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult - troublemaker_23 shares a report from iTWire: A forensics expert from the FBI has lashed out at Apple, calling the companys security team a bunch of jerks and evil geniuses for making it more difficult to circumvent the encryption on its devices. Stephen Flatley told the International Conference on Cyber Security ...

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14:13 CNBC technologyA swarm of armed drones attacked a Russian military base in Syria

Russia says it has now identified the launch location.

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02:10 TechInvestorNews.comFBI Director Wray and Deputy AG Rosenstein met with Intel Committee leaders, NBC News reports (CNBC: Top News)

CNBC: Top NewsFBI Director Wray and Deputy AG Rosenstein met with Intel Committee leaders, NBC News reports - Wray and Rosenstein were seen leaving Hart Senate Office Building from what appeared to be the Senate Intel Committee. ...

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10.01.2018
17:52 TechInvestorNews.comTop secret spy satellite a total loss for U.S. intelligence and taxpayers (CBSNews.com: Sci-Tech)

CBSNews.com: Sci-TechTop secret spy satellite a total loss for U.S. intelligence and taxpayers - An investigation is underway after a top secret U.S. spy satellite Zuma apparently failed to achieve orbit and disappeared. It was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday, and defense company Northrop Grumman built the satellite, which cost billions of dollars. David Martin reports. ...

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17:04 CNBC health careTrump orders mental health support for military veterans to prevent suicide

The new order will cost about $200 million year to implement, an official says.

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16:39 TechInvestorNews.comFBI Director Christopher Wray takes up the Fight against Smartphone Encryption calling it an Urgent ((Jack Purcher)/Patently Apple)

(Jack Purcher) / Patently AppleFBI Director Christopher Wray takes up the Fight against Smartphone Encryption calling it an Urgent - Back in mid-May of last year, FBI Director James Comey commented on the fight against smartphone encryption: How can we optimize the privacy, security features of their devices and allow court orders to be complied with. Now that Comey is gone, FBI Director Christopher Wray is picking up where Comey ...

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00:51 ExtremeTech.comTop-Secret ‘Zuma’ Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Been Lost

The recent "Zuma" launch appeared to go off without a hitch, but now there's reason to think the US spy satellite might have been destroyed before going into operation.
The post Top-Secret ‘Zuma’ Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Been Lost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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09.01.2018
23:33 Gizmag Wanderlust tiny house may spend a lot of time on the road


Durango, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently completed a new tiny house for a military couple requiring a towable home they can take wherever they're stationed. Named the Wanderlust, it's a compact model measuring just 24 ft (7 m) long, so should be relatively easy to tow.
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23:02 Reuters.com HealthTrump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

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22:05 FT.com TechnologyFBI opens new front in encryption fight with tech sector

Bureau chief says access to data on devices is ‘urgent public safety issue’

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19:50 Reuters.com HealthTrump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

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18:42 Reuters.com TechnologyFBI chief calls unbreakable encryption 'urgent public safety issue'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an "urgent public safety issue," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday in remarks that sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.

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13:40 TechInvestorNews.comMilo smart speaker doubles as home hub, Google Assistant inside (JC Torres/SlashGear)

JC Torres / SlashGearMilo smart speaker doubles as home hub, Google Assistant inside - CES is usually a time for big announcements but, this year, there is a somewhat silent undercurrent happening. An army is silently growing, made up of smart speakers that integrate this or that AI assistant. But, smart as they are, they are often just another device you have to add ...

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07.01.2018
21:28 Phys.orgYale professor to receive $1M for warrior-scholar project

A Yale astronomy and physics professor has been awarded a $1 million prize to expand her work on a project that helps military veterans prepare for college.

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06.01.2018
01:56 NewScientist.ComHow besieged ants decide when it’s time to abandon their nests

Colonies of turtle ants are often attacked by competing species, and the ants understand enough military strategy to decide when certain nests should be abandoned

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04.01.2018
14:53 Phys.orgAdvanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space

Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth's surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft.

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03.01.2018
21:12 Phys.orgEnvironmentally safe red glare rocket changes fireworks, soldier technology

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany have developed an environmentally-friendly red light flare popular in fireworks displays and among Soldiers who use them in training and battlefield operations as signaling devices.

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