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20.06.2018
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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01:37 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle promised to not make weapons but it will complete Project Maven contract (GOOG, GOOGL) (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider: Tech)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: TechGoogle promised to not make weapons but it will complete Project Maven contract (GOOG, GOOGL) - Googles pledge to quit doing military work involving its AI technology does not include its current job helping the Pentagon with drone surveillance. Diane Greene, the head of Google Cloud, wrote in a blog post on Thursday that Google will continue to honor the controversial Project Maven contract that ...

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00:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle: Our AI wont be a weapon (Engadget)

EngadgetGoogle: Our AI wont be a weapon - Google has been in hot water for the last few months as details about its partnership with the US military revealed the tech titans involvement in a clandestine, and potentially indirectly violent, program. After internal and external backlash, the company backed out of the project last week. Today, Google CEO ...

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00:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Renounces AI for Weapons, But Will Still Sell to Military (Bloomberg/Windows IT Pro)

Bloomberg / Windows IT ProGoogle Renounces AI for Weapons, But Will Still Sell to Military - Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer for Alphabet Inc.s Google, released a set of principles on Thursday after a revolt by thousands of employees of the internet giant. ...

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00:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Promises Its AI Will Not Be Used For Weapons (Slashdot)

SlashdotGoogle Promises Its AI Will Not Be Used For Weapons - An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Google, reeling from an employee protest over the use of artificial intelligence for military purposes, said Thursday that it would not use A.I. for weapons or for surveillance that violates human rights (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). ...

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00:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Promises Its A.I. Will Not Be Used for Weapons (DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and CADE METZ/New York Times - Technology)

DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and CADE METZ / New York Times - TechnologyGoogle Promises Its A.I. Will Not Be Used for Weapons - Facing an employee rebellion over work with the Pentagon, the internet giant said its principles for A.I. technology would also limit some surveillance work. ...

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07.06.2018
23:10 NYT TechnologyGoogle Promises Its A.I. Will Not Be Used for Weapons

Facing an employee rebellion over work with the Pentagon, the internet giant said its “principles” for A.I. technology would also limit some surveillance work.

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22:51 FT.com TechnologyGoogle lays out AI rules after staff protests over military use

Group came under fire from employees over contract with US Department of Defense

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13:30 ScienceNewsDaily.orgBritish cyber expert accused of lying to FBI about malware

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus last year faces new charges, including lying to the FBI, in an updated indictment Wednesday accusing him ...

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04:56 Gizmag Expendable aerial decoy to provide protection for large military transports


Leonardo Aerospace has taken the wraps off of its new expendable electronic countermeasures decoy for protecting large military transport aircraft. Billed as the first of its kind for transport protection, the BriteCloud 55-T is designed to hide the radar signature of large aircraft like the C27-J, C-130, KC-390, and A400M and confuse the targeting systems of radar-guided missiles.
.. Continue Reading Expendable aerial decoy to provide protection for large military transports Category: Military Tags: Aircraft Radar Related Articles: New stealth material could defeat latest radar systems e-Go aeroplanes seeks cash to stay in the air Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic passenger plane prototype Airbus turns aircraft cargo bays into spacious sleeping berths Boeing begins 777x production First production-configuration Scorpion takes to the skies

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00:51 Phys.orgBritish cyber expert accused of lying to FBI about malware

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus last year faces new charges, including lying to the FBI, in an updated indictment Wednesday accusing him of developing malware to steal banking information.

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06.06.2018
23:01 Nature.ComAI researchers should help with some military work

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14:41 ExtremeTech.comThe Pentagon Is Building an AI to Find Secret Nuclear Missiles

The initiative is part of a program intended to determine how artificial intelligence might be used to keep America safe against the threat of nuclear attack.
The post The Pentagon Is Building an AI to Find Secret Nuclear Missiles appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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03:45 Gizmag US Army developing a "Third Arm" for soldiers


The US Army isn't just looking to giving soldiers a hand, but a whole extra arm. At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is testing a prototype passive support system called Third Arm, which evenly distributes the weight of heavy weapons, allowing soldiers to use them with less fatigue and greater accuracy.
.. Continue Reading US Army developing a "Third Arm" for soldiers Category: Military Tags: Exoskeleton Robotics US Army US Army Research Laboratory Related Articles: MAXFAS exoskeleton improves soldiers' aim Auberon exoskeleton takes the strain out of firefighting in towering infernos Feels like flying: FlyJacket exosuit lets you control a drone with your body Roam's robotic ski exoskeleton can help you ski better for longer Lockheed Martin's Fortis Tool Arm takes the load to cut fatigue Robo-Mate exoskeleton aims to lighten the load for

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05.06.2018
23:07 FT.com TechnologyPeople’s Liberation Army and corporate China draw ever closer

Dual use technology makes it difficult to determine intentions behind tech spending

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23:07 Reuters.com HealthA third of U.S. military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan not from battle

(Reuters Health) - Falls, car crashes and other accidents off the battlefield cause one-third of injuries and about one in 10 deaths among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. study suggests.

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13:21 Reuters.com TechnologyDeep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.

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06:58 Gizmag US Army algorithm determines ideal caffeine dosage patterns


How many cups of coffee do you have a day? It's not a stretch to say that caffeine is the world's most popular drug. A recent study found that 85 percent of American adults consume the drug in some form every day, but when and how frequently should we be taking a caffeine hit to get the best effect from it?
.. Continue Reading US Army algorithm determines ideal caffeine dosage patterns Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Algorithms Apps Caffeine Coffee US Army Related Articles: Caffeine in the 21st century: A review of four delivery methods Massive meta-study confirms moderate coffee consumption is good for you Soap delivers morning caffeine fix Caffeine among compounds that could combat dementia Arist coffee brewer promises a barista-quality cup every time BodyBrew takes the heat out of brewing for coffee aficionados

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04.06.2018
22:58 LiveScience.comGoogle Will End Its 'Evil' Partnership with US Military, But Not Until 2019

The company will reportedly not renew its contract with the Department of Defense to develop AI imaging software for drones.

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19:22 Phys.orgArmy researchers envision third arm for soldiers

When engineers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory brainstormed on how to improve Soldier lethality, the idea of a third arm seemed like something that might help.

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16:40 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Will End ‘Project Maven’ Pentagon Drone Contract (Ryan Whitwam/Extremetech)

Ryan Whitwam / ExtremetechGoogle Will End ‘Project Maven’ Pentagon Drone Contract - On Friday, the company told employees that it will bow to pressure and will not renew the contract for Project Maven when it expires next year. The post Google Will End Project Maven Pentagon Drone Contract appeared first on ExtremeTech. ...

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16:40 Popular ScienceSome 83,000 members of the U.S. military are missing. This group tries to bring them home.

Military How elite military and scientific teams bring home fallen U.S. soldiers.
Many searches begin in musty archives and digital databases. DPAA historians and archivists pore over battle reports, flight and ship logs, and other documents.

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14:28 ExtremeTech.comGoogle Will End ‘Project Maven’ Pentagon Drone Contract

On Friday, the company told employees that it will bow to pressure and will not renew the contract for "Project Maven" when it expires next year.
The post Google Will End ‘Project Maven’ Pentagon Drone Contract appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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13:55 Gizmag Off-grid cabin shelters up to 8 travelers from remote Russian chill


Russian firm DublDom recently installed an off-grid cabin in Kandalaksha, Russia, that sleeps up to eight people at a time. Located north of the Arctic Circle, the remote area features a harsh landscape and can experience very cold weather. Owing to these challenges, the cabin had to be delivered in sections by helicopter.
.. Continue Reading Off-grid cabin shelters up to 8 travelers from remote Russian chill Category: Architecture Tags: Cabins Off-grid Russia Tiny Footprint Related Articles: Tiny minimalist hut goes back to basics Off-grid cabin lets you escape civilization in style Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Tiny cabin in the woods built for a tiny price This tiny shelter is for the birds Kalashnikov continues to diversify with electric, all-terrain military/police motorcycles

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03.06.2018
09:15 Gizmag Babcock unveils contender for Britain's new Royal Navy frigate


The competition to build the Royal Navy's next low-cost frigate moved forward last week as the Babcock Team 31 showed off its proposed design for the Type 31e warship. Called the Arrowhead 140, the contender for the £1.25 billion (US$1.63 billion) program is being developed by a Babcock-led consortium that includes Thales, OMT, BMT, Harland and Wolff, and Ferguson Marine, and is based on a design already in service with the Royal Danish Navy.
.. Continue Reading Babcock unveils contender for Britain's new Royal Navy frigate Category: Military Tags: Royal Navy Ships Related Articles: Royal Navy banks on bargain, general purpose warships to fill gap First steel cut for latest Royal Navy warship Startpoint project imagines the pride of the Royal Navy in 2050 Construction of Royal Navy's new River class OPVs gets underway BAE Systems using VR tech to design Royal Navy warships British

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06:50 Gizmag US Navy divers put prototype MK29 rebreather system to the test


The US Navy has begun pool testing of its new MK29 Mixed Gas Rebreather designed to conserve helium during deep sea dives below 170 ft (52 m). The test dives took place at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC), Florida, where it was developed under a project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) TechSolutions program.
.. Continue Reading US Navy divers put prototype MK29 rebreather system to the test Category: Military Tags: Diving US Navy Related Articles: US Navy shows off helium-saving deep-dive suit $200 lightweight underwater breathing device raises $1m Skydiver to plummet to Earth with no parachute or wingsuit Submersible Exosuit lets divers plunge to 1,000 ft below the surface Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 is water-resistant to 2,000 m Seafaring people of Southeast Asia have evolved to dive deeper

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02.06.2018
23:37 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle to ax Pentagon drone program that irked employees: reports (MarketWatch.com - Internet)

MarketWatch.com - InternetGoogle to ax Pentagon drone program that irked employees: reports - Google reportedly will cease artificial intelligence work with the Pentagon that could be used for lethal purposes. ...

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17:31 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle nukes military AI, Amazon happy touting Rekognition to police, and much more (webmaster@theregister.co.uk (Katyanna Quach)/The Register)

webmaster@theregister.co.uk (Katyanna Quach) / The RegisterGoogle nukes military AI, Amazon happy touting Rekognition to police, and much more - Plus: Those neural network stock photos... Roundup Heres a quick roundup of all the important announcements in AI this week. ...

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09:24 ScienceDaily.comMost hospitals now require workers to get flu shots -- except those that treat veterans

A new study shows a rapid rise in the percentage of hospitals that require their workers to be vaccinated against influenza -- except among hospitals that focus on treating the nation's military veterans. The percentage of Veterans Affairs hospitals that have a flu vaccine mandate rose from 1 percent in 2013 to 4 percent in 2017. But at the same time, the percentage of non-VA hospitals requiring shots rose from 44 percent to nearly 70 percent.

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09:18 Phys.orgReports: Google won't renew Pentagon contract to use AI

Google won't renew a contract with the Pentagon that provides the company's artificially intelligent algorithms to interpret video images and improve the targeting of drone strikes.

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03:31 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Wont Renew Pentagon AI Drone Deal After Staff Backlash (Windows IT Pro)

Windows IT ProGoogle Wont Renew Pentagon AI Drone Deal After Staff Backlash - Google decided not to renew its contract with a Pentagon drone program once it expires, after extensive protests from employees of the internet giant. ...

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02:38 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle plans not to renew military deal protested by employees -source (Reuters: Company News)

Reuters: Company NewsGoogle plans not to renew military deal protested by employees -source - SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 (Reuters) - Alphabet Incs Google told employees on Friday that it would not renew a contract expiring next March to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery, a person familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to defuse internal uproar over the deal. ...

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02:38 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Wont Seek to Renew Pentagon Contract After Internal Backlash (WSJ.com: WSJD)

WSJ.com: WSJDGoogle Wont Seek to Renew Pentagon Contract After Internal Backlash - Google has decided not to seek renewal of a Pentagon contract that had become the focus of internal debate around the use of the tech giants technology for military purposes. ...

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02:38 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle says it will not renew controversial Pentagon contract (CNN/Money)

CNN/MoneyGoogle says it will not renew controversial Pentagon contract - Google says it will not renew a controversial contract with the Defense Department, bowing to public and internal pressure over its contribution to Pentagon drone strikes. ...

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01:35 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle plans not to renew military deal protested by employees: source (Reuters: Technology)

Reuters: TechnologyGoogle plans not to renew military deal protested by employees: source - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Incs Google told employees on Friday that it would not renew a contract expiring next March to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery, a person familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to defuse internal uproar over the deal. ...

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00:32 TechInvestorNews.comAfter a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider: Tech)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: TechAfter a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for - * The pressure to stop working with the military appears to have been too much for Google as the company reportedly will not renew a contract to build artificial intelligence tools for the Pentagon. * Googles relationship with the Department of Defense triggered a civil war inside the company and ...

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00:32 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle will not renew controversial Pentagon contract, cloud leader Diane Greene tells employees (CNBC: Top News)

CNBC: Top NewsGoogle will not renew controversial Pentagon contract, cloud leader Diane Greene tells employees - Google Cloud boss Diane Greene told employees that the company doesnt plan to renew a contract with the Pentagon that started an internal firestorm. ...

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00:32 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle Is Said to Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees (DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI/New York Times - Business)

DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI / New York Times - BusinessGoogle Is Said to Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees - Diane Greene, the head of Googles Cloud business, is said to have told employees that it was backing away from the A.I. work with the military. ...

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00:32 Reuters.com TechnologyGoogle plans not to renew military deal protested by employees: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google told employees on Friday that it would not renew a contract expiring next March to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery, a person familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to defuse internal uproar over the deal.

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00:00 TechnologyReview.comGoogle won’t renew its military AI contract

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01.06.2018
23:39 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle reportedly won-t renew its controversial military AI contract (Engadget)

EngadgetGoogle reportedly won-t renew its controversial military AI contract - The controversial government contract that led thousands of Google employees to sign a petition in opposition and dozens to quit in protest will not be renewed, Gizmodo reports. Project Maven has been billed by Google as a small, non-offensive deal through which it would provide open-source AI software to the ...

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23:06 NYT TechnologyGoogle Is Said to Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees

Diane Greene, the head of Google’s Cloud business, is said to have told employees that it was backing away from the A.I. work with the military.

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22:56 CNBC technologyGoogle will not renew controversial Pentagon contract, cloud leader Diane Greene tells employees

Google Cloud boss Diane Greene told employees that it doesn't plan to renew a contract with the Pentagon that started an internal firestorm.

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18:24 Phys.orgChina dispatches low-level official to security conference

China has dispatched a low-level military delegation to an annual security conference in Singapore that has dwelled heavily in past on Chinese activities in the South China Sea.

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16:37 TechInvestorNews.comLeaked Emails Show Google Expected Military Drone AI Work To Grow Exponentially (Slashdot)

SlashdotLeaked Emails Show Google Expected Military Drone AI Work To Grow Exponentially - In March, Google secretly signed an agreement with the Pentagon to provide cutting edge AI technology for drone warfare, causing about a dozen Google employees to resign in protest and thousands to sign a petition calling for an end to the contract. Google has since tried to quash the dissent, ...

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16:11 ScientificAmerican.ComHow Google Could Help End War

By renouncing military contracts, Google could catalyze a much-needed discussion about how the U.S. and other nations can move beyond militarism. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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15:31 TechInvestorNews.comGoogles military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said (Engadget)

EngadgetGoogles military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said - Googles Project Maven program for AI-based military drone image recognition program could net the company up to $250 million per year, according to internal memos seen by The Intercept. Thats a lot more than the $9 million Google reportedly told employees the contract was worth. Whats more, the program may ...

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31.05.2018
20:51 Popular ScienceYou should reboot and update your router to protect from malware

Technology The FBI and several other security organizations want some help busting the VPNFile malware.
VPNFile is a nasty bit of malware that can infect your router, so go reboot it ASAP.

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19:24 Gizmag System locks down schools in response to gunshots


It's a sad fact that school shootings are becoming a semi-regular occurrence in the US. While there are varying opinions on what to do about the problem, Intrusion Technologies' Active Intruder Mitigation System (AIMS) is designed to minimize casualties when a shooter does enter a school.
.. Continue Reading System locks down schools in response to gunshots Category: Good Thinking Tags: Alarm Crime Guns Security Related Articles: Korner promises cheap and simple home security Thieves won't like Portland's new bike racks Pentagon puts the call out to hackers to test its cyber defences Wi-Fi security flaw could make every device in the world vulnerable Impact-sensing hair clip helps fight violent crime CampGuard isn't light on campsite security

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05:37 Gizmag Multipurpose snow shovel plows, scrapes and squeegees


Snow season can pose a number of problems for folks simply trying to get their day started, but could all these be solved by a single tool? The folks behind the Tusk reckon they've got a few scenarios covered with a durable multitool that can be used to shovel snow, scrape ice and squeegee windows.
.. Continue Reading Multipurpose snow shovel plows, scrapes and squeegees Category: Outdoors Tags: Ice Kickstarter Multi-Tools Snow Tools Related Articles: Modular multi-tool lets you travel light when need be Multitool finds a new place to hide Spare-Me packs five tools into one snow-ready package Hatchet-spade multi-tool looks perfect for bush people, survivalists and lumberjacks Zeus Handy Tool shrinks down the toolbox Firefly puts fire-starting power in your Swiss Army knife

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30.05.2018
22:19 Phys.orgQ&A: Should you reboot your router like the FBI says?

Last week, the FBI recommended rebooting home and small office routers that could have been infected with disruptive malware, allegedly by sophisticated state-backed Russian hackers . An estimated half million routers and network-attached storage devices have been infected.

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21:58 DefenseTech.orgThe Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey

For years, officials have wanted a forward firing gun under the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey's belly.

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21:47 ScienceNewsDaily.orgGoogle is developing a set of ethical guidelines for military AI partnerships

Google sparked a bit of controversy in March when the public discovered the company was working with the Pentagon on a military AI project dubbed "Project Maven."

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21:37 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle reportedly working on guidelines for military AI - CNET (Erin Carson/CNET News.com)

Erin Carson / CNET News.comGoogle reportedly working on guidelines for military AI - CNET - The ethical principles would prohibit using AI for weaponry, reports The New York Times. ...

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20:31 CNN HealthOne-third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan weren't from battle

Car accidents, falls, equipment mishaps and other nonbattle incidents caused about a third of all injuries sustained by nearly 30,000 US service members during three military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to research published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Surgery.

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19:39 TechInvestorNews.comGoogle says its military AI work will be guided by ethical principles (Engadget)

EngadgetGoogle says its military AI work will be guided by ethical principles - Googles Pentagon contract and its involvement with the militarys Project Maven has stirred controversy both outside of and within the company. Its plan to provide AI technology that can help flag drone images for human review has led to an internal petition signed by thousands of employees who oppose the ...

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17:31 CNBC technologyHow a Pentagon contract became an identity crisis for Google

Some senior Google officials remain scientists with deep moral objections, the NYT reports.

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13:11 NYT TechnologyHow a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

A $9 million deal for the use of artificial intelligence technology has fractured the internet giant’s work force and risks driving away top engineering talent.

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