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US plan to drop ‘cyber bombs’ on ISIS will change the meaning of the term cyber war

Posted on 09/21 12:56 in Shows | 0

” Indeed, until now the cyber war on ISIS has been mostly confined to disruption of communications.At this point, though, it’s almost impossible to insulate yourself from the effectiveness of cyber war.

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Did enlightened US and Soviet scientists help avert nuclear war?

Posted on 06/30 13:34 in Shows | 0

But an upcoming book from Stanford professor Siegfried Hecker says there could be a large grain of truth to the narrative that scientists are an enlightened class.According to Hecker, if not for the work of both Western and Soviet science, the Cold War could have become extremely hot.

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The Army’s Special Operations Command is trading in its Android devices for ‘faster’ iPhones

Posted on 07/20 17:18 in Shows | 0

The Army’s Special Operations Command is dumping Android and moving to Apple’s iPhone, after field tests demonstrated that iOS devices outperformed their Android counterparts.Currently, the Army’s special forces uses the Android Tactical Assault Kit (AKAT, pictured below), but the devices have been plagued with problems.

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How the US military is training machines to protect its digital assets

Posted on 08/02 15:44 in Shows | 0

Welcome to the Cyber Grand Challenge, a DARPA hosted event at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.Much of the technology behind the self-driving car was the result of a DARPA Grand Challenge, as well as the robotic expertise that will likely assist in future missions to Mars.

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Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it?

Posted on 08/04 21:43 in Shows | 0

Is our infrastructure vulnerable to hackers?Part of the risk in cyber intrusions on infrastructure is the connection of these systems to the internet.

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Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system?

Posted on 08/11 16:39 in Shows | 0

AGS stands for Advanced Gun System (currently mounted on Zumwalt-class destroyers) while LRLAP is the Long Range Land Attack Projectile.Replacing expensive SAM batteries with projectile weapons could dramatically cut costs and improve the chance of a ship surviving a pitched battle.

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An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

Posted on 09/20 16:15 in Shows | 0

These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

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China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete

Posted on 09/23 14:02 in Shows | 0

The Chinese military says it has invented quantum radar, a breakthrough which, if true, would render the hundreds of billions of dollars the United States has invested into stealth technology obsolete.Like the original invention of radar, the advent of modern artillery, or radio communications, quantum radar could fundamentally transform the scope and nature of war.

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GM resurrects the fuel cell for the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle

Posted on 10/04 20:01 in Shows | 0

General Motors is turning a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck chassis into a three-ton rolling testbed for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion for the military.Other automakers, including Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota, are also pursuing fuel cell propulsion.

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US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC

Posted on 10/07 23:59 in Shows | 0

These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

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Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles

Posted on 10/27 21:20 in Shows | 0

MIRV-equipped missiles can deliver multiple nuclear weapons to a single target area, or blanket a large area with separate detonations.Historically, MIRVs have been seen as potentially destabilizing because they give a decisive advantage to the country that can strike first and eliminate its opponent’s land-based missile silos.

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In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link'

Posted on 10/28 21:20 in Shows | 0

Now, China is nearing completion of another major facet in its push for a quantum phone at the capital building: a 2,000-kilometer fiber-optic line for ferrying quantum encryption keys.It’s the beginning of China’s roll-out of true quantum encryption technology.

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Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean

Posted on 11/01 15:18 in Shows | 0

K-278 was a prototype 4th-generation nuclear submarine designed to implement a number of features.Specifically, it allows for a pressure hull design that dramatically exceeds the maximum depth of alloyed steel hulls.

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Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone?

Posted on 11/03 16:19 in Shows | 0

The militias fighting this battle have apparently deployed alongside a lethal ground combat drone they call “Al Robot.It does seem likely, but Al Robot’s technology doesn’t necessarily require a large state actor.

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NASA and FEMA hold exercise to simulate unavoidable asteroid impact

Posted on 11/07 23:29 in Shows | 0

Technology gives us a shot at stopping the worst-case scenario, something that experts from NASA and FEMA recently got together to simulate.The exercise included representatives from NASA, FEMA, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, the US Air Force, and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

Posted on 11/14 14:23 in Shows | 0

As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game.Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector.

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