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March 27, 2015

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8:15 PM | Four Visions Of The Future From DARPA’s Latest Report Card
Yesterday, DARPA released their latest vision for the future. As the far-seeing technological eye of the Defense Department, DARPA’s had its hand in everything from the…

March 24, 2015

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6:32 PM | Fight The Ukraine War In Your Browser
Without planning it, the first thing I did was break a ceasefire. My newly hired infantryman marched across the rubble-strewn battlefield, soon accompanied by medics and…

March 23, 2015

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8:30 PM | Personal Flamethrower Might Get Crowdfunding Approval
The XM42, a personal flamethrower now soliciting funding on IndieGoGo, is a very specific answer to a very foolish question: Could more of the world be on fire--and should…
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6:15 PM | Boeing Just Patented A Force Field Made Of Lasers
So, Boeing just patented a force field. Technically, the patent is for a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” but that’s just a long way…

March 20, 2015

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9:00 PM | Look At This Ridiculous Russian Supersonic Cargo Plane Concept
Never mind the fact that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are struggling to win a civil war--the Kremlin wants to wow the Future with a gigantic supersonic cargo…
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4:45 PM | Drones Could Use Lasers To Find Unexploded Bombs
Long after the rifles of war are silent, danger still lurks in old battlefields. Some unexploded bombs are left behind deliberately, in minefields that once had tactical…

March 19, 2015

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7:39 PM | F-35 Fighter Jets To Get Mysterious New 'Cyberpod' Cyberweapon
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is, for better or worse, the future of American military airplanes. With Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps versions costing over…
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4:50 PM | The impact of military deployment on children
Being a military family is hard, it’s hard for the person serving (obviously) and if divorce rates are any indication, it is also hard on the spouse. While the added stress of deployment on a family cannot adequately be explained, even as someone who has seen it first hand, those stresses affect even the littlest members […]

Hisle-Gorman, E., Harrington, D., Nylund, C., Tercyak, K., Anthony, B. & Gorman, G. (2015). Impact of Parents’ Wartime Military Deployment and Injury on Young Children’s Safety and Mental Health, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54 (4) 294-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.017

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March 18, 2015

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9:15 PM | ISIS And America Both Lost Drones This Week
Yesterday, the United States lost a Predator drone that was operating over Syria. Today, the American military's Central Command noted that the U.S. destroyed several ISIS…
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4:15 PM | Honduras pledges forest protection after discovery of ancient site
Earlier this month, National Geographic made big news: the discovery of what it called a 'lost city' below the thick jungles of Honduras. While the coverage has led to scientists crying sensationalism, it also resulted this week in a commitment of protection by the Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández, for a long-neglected portion of the country.

March 17, 2015

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9:08 PM | Ireland’s James Joyce Ship Will Control Flying Robots
Saint Patrick may not have driven the snakes from Ireland, but a pair of warships named for Irish novelists are keeping them out. Prefaced with “Long Éireannach,” meaning…

March 13, 2015

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7:30 PM | Pakistan's Armed Drone Successfully Test Fires A Laser-Guided Missile
Drone war is almost synonymous with Pakistan, where for years American drones fought back Taliban and al Qaeda operations across the border from Afghanistan. It’s a…

March 11, 2015

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10:22 PM | Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Return To Stealth Mode [Video]
Stealth aircraft are defined by their smooth edges and deliberate angles. While this provides a sleek aesthetic, it's not very conducive to re-fueling during flight. Mid-air…
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9:00 PM | Boeing And Saab Give New Life (And New Bombs) To Aging Rockets
There is a certain order to the universe of war: soldiers fight, ships sail, and bombs fall from the sky. A new project by Boeing and Saab upends the notion of what bombs…

March 09, 2015

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8:15 PM | Iranian General Promises Robot Soldiers
In the near future, when the Islamic Republic of Iran goes to war, it will do so accompanied by robotic soldiers, an Iranian general said earlier today. Reported in Iran’s…

March 06, 2015

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8:44 PM | Lockheed Laser Destroys A Truck From A Mile Away
We are undeniably living in the future. Today, the evidence is this glowing-red hole burnt straight through a truck’s engine by a high-powered laser at a distance of one…

March 04, 2015

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10:47 PM | United Kingdom Wants A Big Laser Gun
The United Kingdom is building a laser gun. Technically, the Ministry of Defence is looking for a contractor to build a “laser directed energy weapon capability…

March 03, 2015

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6:46 PM | US Weather Satellite Breaks Apart After Possible Explosion
The 20-year mission of a U.S. military weather satellite came to an abrupt end last month after a power system temperature spike and an apparent explosion.
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