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Soldier carried cyberweapons were used to successfully stop a tank assault in a training exercise

The US Army used cyber weapons and electronic warfare (EW) technology to thwart a simulated tank assault at a training exercise conducted at the Army National Training Center at California.A The exercise reinforced the need for the EW and cyber

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DARPA wants AI and robots to know what is and is not proper behavior like the fictional C3P0

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks. For these “smart” machines to be considered safe and trustworthy collaborators with human partners, however, robots must be able to quickly assess a

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Actor who played Vir Cotto on Babylon 5 has died

Stephen Furst has died at the age of 63. He was famous for his role in the movie Animal House and the TV series Babylon 5. Babylon 5 was a ground breaking science fiction show which had great writing and

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The future of work is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer

Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt cited a study by McKinsey released at the Viva Tech conference in Paris on Thursday, which suggested 90 percent of jobs are not fully automatable. The Alphabet chairman said that while some of the routine

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Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is part of a bigger move to dominate all logistics

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion,

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China OBOR trillions appear to successfully buy global power sharing with USA, Europe and Japan

Michael Clauss is the German ambassador to China in the SCMP suggest two ways to deal with China’s Silk Road ambitions. 1. partner with China to close development gaps, while reinforcing the open, transparent and non-hierarchical world order, as seems

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Australia makes solar paint that absorbs water and splits it to generate hydrogen

Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets

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The 2016 Spacex Mars Colonization plan has been published online

Spacex is estimating they wil be able to achieve $140,000 per ton for the trips to Mars. If a person plus their luggage is less than that, taking into account food consumption and life support, the cost of moving to

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Liquid Metal Antennas will adapt antenna capabilities on demand and be used for wearables

US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers recently demonstrated that nontoxic liquid metals can create multifunctional, reconfigurable electronics and flexible power connections for nontraditional electronics. The advance may help lead to self-healing electronics, shape-shifting antennas and clothing woven with conductive

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USA needs to find ways to spend less on military and achieve more

William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel , makes the case at Tom Dispatch that the USA is behaving much like the Soviet Union before its collapse. Nextbigfuture thinks the USA is not in any danger of collapsing but there

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Size of cities matters in terms of urbanization

Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas, with 54 per cent of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. By 2050, 66 per cent of the world’s population is projected to be urban. The

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Update on Oison Biotech key part of SENS antiaging research

Oisin Biotechnologies differs from other companies producing senolytic therapies, the name given to treatments that destroy senescent cells, in one very important way. The Oisin technology is highly adaptable, and can be programmed to kill any class of cell that

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Machine learning leverage sensors to give robots an effective sense of touch

Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably detailed 3-D map of its surface.

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Gasoline powered Drones that can stay aloft for five days

MIT engineers has come up with a much less expensive UAV design that can hover for longer durations to provide wide-ranging communications support. The researchers designed, built, and tested a UAV resembling a thin glider with a 24-foot wingspan. The

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Graphene Composite Foams using Beer Yeasts has many electrical and mechanical applications

The use of graphene as an additive can give mechanical and electrical benefits to composite materials, making them multifunctional. In a novel fermentation method, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed graphene-containing rubber foams with unusual mechanical and electrical behaviors: when stretched,

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TV’s original Batman Adam West has died at 88

Adam West, the iconic star of the campy 1960s “Batman” TV series, died Friday at the age of 88 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. Although he was already immortalized as the Caped Crusader, a younger generation

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F35 oxygen deprivation of pilots forces grounding of 55 jets

The U.S. Air Force has grounded 55 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Arizona’s Luke Air Force base following five incidents in which pilots experienced symptoms of oxygen deprivation. The pilots “reported physiological incidents while flying” but a backup

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Jurvetson has a vision of AI everywhere and other VC see DNA and microbiome breakthroughs

What new trends will emerge in the next several years with the potential for explosive growth in about five years’ time? The Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 19th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate provided some

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Earth’s middle mantle could have as much water as in all the Oceans

Japanese and German researchers have found evidence that suggests the middle of Earth’s mantle holds as much water as the planet’s oceans. If scientists can prove without doubt that the middle mantle is filled with water, it calls into question

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World GDP growth projected to be 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has predicted that the global economy is set to grow 3.5 percent in 2017, followed by an increase to 3.6 percent in 2018 as confidence is increasing and investment and trade are picking

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