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Jul 29, 2016

World’s largest self-driving warship aces its first sea trials: US Navy’s 132ft-long ‘Sea Hunter’ drone will scour oceans for enemy subs

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

Dubbed the ‘Sea Hunter’, the 132ft ship is designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

The self driving warship has now completed its first trials — and passed with flying colours.

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Jul 29, 2016

Russia to Join China in Naval Exercise in Disputed South China Sea

Posted by in categories: law, military

The announcement highlights a partnership with Beijing after an international legal ruling underlined rifts between China and Southeast Asian nations over rival claims to the sea.

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Jul 29, 2016

Russia Is Reportedly Developing A Nuclear Space Bomber

Posted by in categories: military, space

The space bomber will shoot nuclear bombs from space!

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Jul 28, 2016

How science could help cyclists to keep pedalling for longer

Posted by in categories: energy, food, military, science

Nice.


Elite endurance athletes could be able to keep going for longer thanks to a new drink developed to give soldiers extra energy in battle, a study using former Olympians has found.

Scientists found that cyclists using the drink, which temporarily switches the body’s energy source from glucose to ketones, could travel an extra quarter of a mile than those taking a different energy supplement.

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Jul 26, 2016

Most people are too scared to use brain chips and synthetic blood to improve performance

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, computing, military, neuroscience, singularity

On the path towards Singularity — I believe that this is an individual choice. However, to remain relevant and competitive in industry we may see a day when folks will require this type of enhancement to compete, perform in military operations, etc.


The researchers carried out a survey of more than 4,700 US adults.

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Jul 24, 2016

Russia Ready To Build Nuke-Powered Aircraft Carrier For India

Posted by in categories: government, military, nuclear energy

Russia has agreed to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier jointly with India.

According to sources close to the Indian Navy, Kremlin recently sent a letter to the Indian Defence Ministry in which the offer was made. A senior Navy officer told the press: “A Russian military delegation offered India the Project 23000E ‘Storm’ (E stands for export-oriented, Eksportny) heavy aircraft carrier several weeks ago.” The officer, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the Narendra Modi government was considering the offer and would make a final decision soon.

Speaking at a press conference in the Indian capital a couple of days ago, the officer said: “The surface combatant is known to have a full displacement of about 100,000 tonnes and a price of about USD 5.7 billion. The proposed carrier has been jointly developed by the Krylov State Research Centre (KGNC) and the Nevskoye Design Bureau (NPKB), a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. The building of the Project 23300 ‘Storm’ aircraft carrier is supposed to take about 10–11 years.”

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Jul 24, 2016

This unstoppable missile has Russia in its sights

Posted by in category: military

Hmmm.


The technical details of air-to-air missiles are extremely complicated, but the concept is simple — destroy your target before the target destroys you.

One way to improve the odds is to add an air-breathing ramjet engine to give the weapon a boost. That’s the design philosophy behind the Meteor, a 419-pound rail-launched MiG killer which entered service for the first time with the Swedish air force on July 11.

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Jul 23, 2016

Manufacturer of explosives trace detection acquiring Flyboard Air creator which has envisions many flying platforms

Posted by in categories: information science, military, robotics/AI

The Zapata technology platform is the safest, easiest, lightest, most maneuverable, and least expensive personal aviation system ever created.

Capable of being operated with only 20 hours of flight training, or in fully autonomous mode with GPS guidance, ZAPATA’s proprietary balance methodology and algorithms are truly disruptive.

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Jul 20, 2016

DARPA prepares to send Plan-X into battle

Posted by in category: military

The virtual network defense environment heads toward deployment.

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Jul 20, 2016

Killer ‘legobots’ are coming: US Military to build brickbots

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, military

Plug and play is preparing to launch.


DARPA hopes to shrink traditional military machines into single ‘chiplets’ to build a library of components to aid everything from smart drone building to instant language translation. Shown, an artist’s impression of the components that could be shrunk onto a single chip.

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