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Jul 19, 2019

The Competition for Space

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Tory bruno, president and CEO, united launch alliance.

Kay sears, vice president and general manager, military space, lockheed martin.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. Army Hydrogen-Generation Discovery May Spur New Industry

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Army officials announced the exclusive licensing of a new technology designed to harvest hydrogen from an aluminum alloy powder and any fluid that contains water.

“This is on-demand hydrogen production,” said Dr. Anit Giri, a materials scientist at the U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. “Utilizing hydrogen, you can generate power on-demand, which is very important for the Soldier.”

Army researchers discovered a structurally-stable, aluminum-based nanogalvanic alloy powder in 2017, which reacts with water or any water-based liquid to produce on-demand hydrogen for power generation without a catalyst.

Jul 17, 2019

‘Mutually assured destruction’: US working on real ‘Death Star’

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

The Pentagon is quietly calling for tenders to build what some are calling a real-life version of the infamous Star Wars Death Star.

It’s no moon, but the idea is to put into orbit a robotic hub with an optional military crew. So, will we soon witness the power of a fully armed and operational battle station?

The Defence Innovation Unit (DIU) is a body tasked with thinking big, thinking bold — and investing in the technology necessary to turn such thoughts into reality.

Jul 17, 2019

Secret locations of US nuclear weapons hidden in Europe are revealed

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, treaties

The secret locations of US nuclear weapons hidden in Europe have been revealed in a NATO document.

A draft report for the NATO parliamentary assembly’s defence and security committee seen by AFP gave details of six air bases in Europe and Turkey where it said the US stores 150 nuclear weapons, specifically B-61 gravity bombs.

The news comes amid fears of a new nuclear arms race in Europe, as a landmark Cold War treaty between Moscow and Washington is on the brink of collapse.

Jul 17, 2019

Marshall Islands have higher levels of radiation than Chernobyl

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A group of islands halfway between Australia and Hawaii have been found to contain deadly levels of radiation, 1000 times higher than toxic sites of stricken nuclear power stations at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

The Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean were once an idyllic tropical paradise before they were hit with more than 60 nuclear bombs during testing carried out by the United States between 1946 and 1958.

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Jul 15, 2019

Game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, military, robotics/AI

U.S. Army game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more efficiently and even win a poker game.

New research, published in Science, and conducted by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, developed an artificial intelligence program called Pluribus that defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold’em poker.

The Army and National Science Foundation funded the mathematics modeling portion of the research, while funding from Facebook was specific to the poker.

Jul 11, 2019

Almost 300,000 People Say They’re Gonna Storm Area 51

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Naruto running?


A Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” has amassed an army of memers, schemers and tinfoil hat-wearing conspirators to raid the top-secret Air Force military base in the middle of Nevada’s desert.

Over 289,000 users confirmed they’re planning to come along, while 314,000 are “interested.” It’s gotten so big that the event is grabbing the attention of local and even international media.

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Jul 8, 2019

Star Trek-style force-field armour being developed by military scientists

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A space-age “force field” capable of protecting armoured vehicles and tanks by repelling incoming fire is being developed by British military scientists.

Jul 8, 2019

China’s new submarine engine is poised to revolutionize underwater warfare

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A Chinese admiral reveals that China has mastered a new and silent electrical propulsion system for submarines.

Jul 8, 2019

US Navy is developing ‘supersonic submarine’ inside a bubble

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As swimmers know, moving cleanly through the water can be a problem due o the huge amounts of drag created — and for submarines, this is even more of a problem.

However, US Navy funded researchers say they have a simple solution — a bubble.

Researchers at Penn State Applied Research Laboratory are developing a new system using a technique called supercavitation.

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