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February 27, 2015

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8:15 PM | Weapons For Future Wars On Sale At Abu Dhabi Arms Show
The International Defense Exposition is a technology conference with a whole lot of sellers and very few buyers. On display are the latest in weapons that countries are…

February 26, 2015

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10:00 PM | This Small Robot Boat Can Patrol Megayachts
From a distance, the Hydra looks like a jet ski that’s lost its rider. The result of a partnership between Al Seer Marine and 5G International, the Hydra is an unmanned…

February 24, 2015

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1:01 PM | Explainer: How Powerful is Brazil?
It's the fifth-most populous country on the planet as well as Latin America's most influential nation. Just how powerful is Brazil?

February 20, 2015

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10:15 PM | The Future Of British Warfare Is This Modest Tanklet
In the future, when the United Kingdom goes to war, it will do so with small, tank-like vehicles. Last month, the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense approved the next stage of…
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4:16 PM | Could Obama's Drone Sale Spread Robo-Warfare?
Will the spread of autonomous, death-dealing aircraft lead to peace and stability, or more civilian casualties?
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12:00 PM | American Snipers Employ Tech to Get Their Targets
High-tech devices can help or hinder the shot.

February 19, 2015

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8:30 PM | United States Will Sell Armed Drones To Other Nations
This week the United States announced that, for the first time, it will sell armed drones to select allied nations. Over the past decade, drones have become something of a…

February 18, 2015

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10:15 PM | DARPA Wants To Make Computer Networks Look More Like Sci-Fi Graphic Novels
Even for the experts, lines of computer code can be tedious to read. But what if it all looked like a video-game world, or like a rendering of the stars in space? DARPA,…

February 17, 2015

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6:30 PM | Marines Are Testing Adorable Robot Guard Balls
From the sea it emerges, a rolling orb-like object. One large black tire body with two side domes peeking out, GuardBot looks like a two-sided eyeball, straight out of an…
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5:58 PM | Astronasty Pic o' the Day! TACIT BLUE
Astronasty Pic o' the Day!TACIT BLUEStealth tech, developed by Northrop.  Screenshotted from DARPA's in a pdf on stealth, website is: "50 Years of Bridging the Gap" Want to find more on Tacit Blue?  Let Me Google That For You :)-----Share this specific url. ShareSpread the Love ------

February 13, 2015

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8:00 PM | Think Tank Publishes Report On Tanks That Think
No military technology is perhaps more viscerally upsetting than the idea of a machine, armed with a gun, making the decision on its own to kill people. It's a theme…

February 12, 2015

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11:20 PM | Arms Manufacturer Makes Bizarre Rifle For Canadian Armed Forces
Maybe Canada’s Armed Forces are fighting a Wendigo infestation no one knows about. Perhaps they’re engaged in a secret war against Bigfoot and his moose army for control of…
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1:19 AM | Obama Asks Congress to Authorize Three-Year Military Campaign Against ISIS
Earlier today, U.S. President Barack Obama submitted a formal proposal to Congress asking them to authorize a three-year military campaign against the terrorist group known as ISIS or ISIL. The President claims that his proposal, which would include some limited ground operations, would help the U.S. avoid a large-scale ground invasion and occupation. The request is somewhat symbolic however, when you consider that the United States has been carrying out airstrikes on ISIS positions […]

February 11, 2015

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6:00 PM | DARPA Wants Prosthetic Hands That Can Feel Like Real Hands
Consider it a silver lining amid the dark storm clouds of war. DARPA, the Defense Department’s advanced research wing, this Sunday announced progress in a project to make…

February 09, 2015

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8:26 PM | Brian Williams and the Psychology of False Memories
NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologized for telling a story that wasn't true. But psychologists have suggested it may not be a lie.

February 06, 2015

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5:45 PM | Watch The Navy’s New Robot Firefighter In Action [Video]
The Navy has a brand new robot designed to make ships safer by fighting fires. The “Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot,” or SAFFiR, is a project by the Office of Naval…

February 05, 2015

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4:29 PM | U.S. Navy Unveils Prototype of Autonomous Humanoid Firefighting Robot (Video)
The U.S. Navy is exploring a futuristic new approach to onboard fire control: robots. On Wednesday (2/4), the Navy unveiled the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) at the annual Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in Washington, D.C. The robot, which was developed by researchers at Virgina Tech University, stands 5 foot 10 and weighs around 140 pounds. According to Phys.org, the robot, “…walked across uneven floors, used thermal imaging to […]

February 03, 2015

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10:00 PM | Syrian Government Hackers Are Catfishing Rebels For Information
Military secrets are only as secure the loneliest private. A report by online network security firm FireEye details that in the ongoing Syrian civil war, online forces…

February 02, 2015

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7:30 PM | What Was Northrop Grumman's Super Bowl Ad Selling?
The Super Bowl is known almost as much for the advertising spectacle it creates as it is for the game itself. Amidst the usual ads for products like cars, beer, and life…
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4:05 PM | Explainer: How Powerful is the United States?
With the size of its economy and its high-tech military, the United States is generally considered the most powerful nation on Earth. But how long can it remain that way? Trace explains the limitations that curb U.S. power.

January 29, 2015

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11:11 PM | Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet
Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from…
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11:45 AM | Top 10 PTSD Blogs of 2014
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often is linked to military veterans, but it can affect anyone following a traumatic event. There are five subtypes: normal stress response, acute stress disorder, uncomplicated PTSD, comorbid PTSD and complex PTSD. Sleep disturbances and flashbacks, where the sufferer relives the trauma, are hallmarks of the disease. PTSD has several other […]
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