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Mar 9, 2016

Pentagon unveils plans for ‘avatar’ fighter jets and swarms of microdrones

Posted by in categories: drones, military

Perdix drones were tested 150 times during the exercise in Alaska, including 72 from fighter jets.

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Mar 9, 2016

Cool technology turns down the heat on high-tech equipment

Posted by in categories: computing, military

Thousands of electrical components make up today’s most sophisticated systems – and without innovative cooling techniques, those systems get hot. Lockheed Martin is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) on its ICECool-Applications research program that could ultimately lead to a lighter, faster and cheaper way to cool high-powered microchips – by cooling the chips with microscopic drops of water.

This technology has applications in electronic warfare, radars, high-performance computers and data servers.

A core team of Lockheed Martin engineers is working on a solution to meet the goal of DARPA’s Inter/Intra Chip Enhanced Cooling (ICECool) program: to enhance the performance of RF MMIC power amplifiers and embedded high performance computing systems through chip-level heat removal techniques. Lockheed Martin experimentally demonstrated the effectiveness of its microfluidic cooling approach which resulted in a four-times reduction in thermal resistance and a corresponding six-times increase in RF output power when compared to conventional cooling techniques.

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Mar 9, 2016

Hypersonic Arms Race Heats Up as U.S. Builds High-Speed Missiles

Posted by in category: military

Defense Secretary Ash Carter disclosed last week that the Pentagon’s new high-technology weapons to deal with threats from China and Russia will include ultra-high speed missiles.

Carter revealed during a speech in California that part of the $71.8 billion for weapons research and development this year will fund “new hypersonic missiles that can fly over five times the speed of sound.”

Days earlier, the general in charge of Air Force weapons research, Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, revealed that two technology prototypes of hypersonic strike weapons, a scramjet powered cruise missile and a hypersonic glider, could be ready in four years.

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Mar 9, 2016

When Google Meets The Pentagon

Posted by in category: military

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange perspective on Google & its leadership “Assange criticizes the hypocrisy of Google executives Schmidt and Jared Cohen[11] and says both are “out to lunch.”[12] If Assange’s assessment is correct, then what does having such men in leadership positions of behemoth corporations augur?”


What happens when you merge a psychopath with a killer?, Ash Carter, Eric Schmidt, Google, Privacy, United States.

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Mar 8, 2016

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million “Apollo Project of the Brain”

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

US Government’s cool $100 mil in brain research. As we have been highlighting over the past couple of months that the US Government’s IARPA and DARPA program’s have and intends to step up their own efforts in BMIs and robotics for the military; I am certain that this research will help their own efforts and progress.


Intelligence project aims to reverse-engineer the brain to find algorithms that allow computers to think more like humans.

By Jordana Cepelewicz on March 8, 2016.

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Mar 7, 2016

Marines Adapting Live-Fire Training Using Robots

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

At Camp Pendleton, Marines are testing a new, cutting edge form of live-fire training using robotic targets.

Stationary and on-rails targets are all well and good, but enemy combatants haven’t behaved like that since the formal battle lines of the Revolutionary War. It’s long past time for a training program that provides a more accurate simulation of today’s combat situations, and the Marines of Camp Pendleton are taking steps toward just that.

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Mar 7, 2016

Microsoft and Google employees on US national guard may join cyber war against Islamic State

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the National Guard’s cyber squadrons will play an increasingly important role in assessing the vulnerabilities of U.S. industrial infrastructure and could be asked to join the fight against Islamic State.

The National Guard – a reserve military force that resides in the states but can be mobilized for national needs – is a key part of the military’s larger effort to set up over 120 cyber squadrons to respond to cyber attacks and prevent them.

One such unit, the 262nd squadron, is a 101-person team that includes employees of Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google. The unit is “famous throughout the country” for several high profile vulnerability assessments, Carter said at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington late on Friday.

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Mar 7, 2016

U.S. military closer to making cyborgs a reality

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, military, neuroscience

The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.

If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.

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Mar 6, 2016

Can You Download Knowledge Into Your Brain With Electricity?

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience, transportation

A cognitive neuroscientist and his team at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California, seem to have achieved the impossible.

According to a press release, the team “measured the brain activity patterns of six commercial and military pilots, and then transmitted these patterns into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an airplane in a realistic flight simulator.”

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Mar 5, 2016

Should We Worry That We’re Headed for Cyber World War I?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, military

Reserve you calendars for March 9th because New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is hosting its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C.


On Wednesday, March 9, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative will host its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference will focus on securing the future cyberspace. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

So, what does cyberwar mean anyway?

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