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May 01, 2015

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8:30 PM | Tank Turret Turns Light Boat Into Deadly Fighter
North Sea Boats’ new X-18 Tank Boat feels like it should be a G.I. Joe toy. The 60-foot long catamaran can travel up rivers, carry a small inflatable boat on its back, and…

April 30, 2015

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4:14 PM | China's New Minesweeping Robot Has An Explosive Surprise
Chinese combat engineers have a new mine clearing robot that's going to accompany troops into the battlefield, a bit like a rocket armed R2-D2 or BB8.

April 29, 2015

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2:11 PM | Military's Self-Steering Bullets Can Hit Moving Targets
DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program was designed to increase snipers' accuracy by improving their range and reducing the time required to hit a target.

April 28, 2015

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10:16 PM | Watch DARPA's 'Magic' Bullet Swerve To Correct Its Course
DARPA’s self-steering bullet is, if acronyms are enough to go by, supposed to have razor-fine precision. Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, is a bullet that…
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7:50 PM | Sight Unseen
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield. 
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3:30 PM | Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine
The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified…

April 24, 2015

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4:30 PM | China Signs Huge Arms Deal With Russia, Buys World's Best Missile
China and Russia, as part of closer strategic ties, have finalized a long awaited deal for very long range S-400 surface to air missile system. The deal is not only the…

April 22, 2015

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7:00 PM | Augmented Reality Glasses Are Coming To The Battlefield
Using a pair of augmented reality glasses, a Marine signals intelligence (SIGINT) specialist monitors web traffic while he lies on the ground, his assault rifle trained on…
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1:30 PM | Iran Reveals Small Armed Robot Car
Iran’s new Nazir robot car has a deadly secret. Inside the unmanned ground vehicle, there’s a mechanical arm and what appears to be the cylindrical casings for two…

April 21, 2015

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4:01 PM | Marine V-22 Osprey Shoots Kamikaze Drones Out Its Backside
Whatever comes out the back-end of the V-22 Osprey is a guaranteed load of unpleasantness, whether it’s a troop of Marines or a Jeep-like Phantom Badger. As a tiltrotor,…

April 17, 2015

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5:00 AM | Safety Doesn’t Need Military Language
Safety Doesn’t Need Military Language One of my favourite books on learning is by Donald N. Michael ‘Learning to Plan and Planning to Learn’. Michaels is one of the great education philosophers up there with the likes of Parker J. Palmer, Buber, Ellul, Claxton, Robinson, Maclaren, Illich and Friere. Michaels is the best in articulating […] The post Safety Doesn’t Need Military Language appeared first on Safety Risk.

April 16, 2015

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5:30 PM | The Navy Wants Anti-Drone Lasers On Trucks
The Navy is building a system of trucks that will fight drones with lasers, and they’re advertising them with all the thrill and excitement of a second-quarter earnings…

April 13, 2015

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8:30 PM | Sure, Just Give A Robot A Sword
In this eight-second clip, a sword-fighting robot successfully parries a human attacker. Both are wielding foam swords, which is a good safety practice and makes them look…
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5:30 PM | New Attack Helicopter Set To Enter Russian Service
When Russia got two competing designs for an attack helicopter, the country did something very unusual from a U.S. Department of Defense perspective: It adopted one right…

April 11, 2015

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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: April 11, 2015
Learn more about changing mental health-related terms, the psychological factors that might lead to overeating, a new Medicaid and mental health law proposed by the Obama Administration, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Can We Replace Misleading Terms Like ‘Mental Illness,’ ‘Patient,’ […]

April 10, 2015

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10:00 PM | Washington State Considers A Bridge Built From Aircraft Carriers
War takes a toll. And in Washington, former warships may take a toll as well--from drivers and motorists. As part of the state highway budget passed yesterday, Washington…

April 08, 2015

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10:00 PM | Marines Test Specialized Radar For Fighting Drones
For decades, infantry’s problem with planes has been that they’re hard to reach because they’re far away. Anti-aircraft weapons must be used to keep bombers and fighters…
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6:15 PM | India Undocks Its First Stealth Submarine
If everything goes as planned, no one will see India’s new navy coming. The nation is committed to building a stealthy fleet, and now that vision has come one step closer…

April 07, 2015

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9:15 PM | IARPA Wants A Magical All-In-One Chemical Detection Tool
America’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is filled with a bunch of nerds. At the very least, they’ve got a Lord of the Rings fan in their acronym-making…
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5:05 PM | Save the Earth, Divest: Stop Supporting Major Corporations
It is time to divest in the largest chemical, energy, finance, insurance, military corporations (CEFIM). Continue reading →
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12:58 PM | Wearable Military Tech Spots Targets and Threats
New devices enable soldiers to pinpoint threats and respond intuitively. Continue reading →

April 06, 2015

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8:45 PM | MIT Researchers 3D-Print Body Armor Inspired By Fish Scales
Body armor suffers from a core tension: it must be light enough so the soldier wearing it can still fight effectively, but strong enough to actually stop bullets and…
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