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The CIA says that China’s security agencies provided funds for Huawei: report  THE VERGE · 20 hours
Earlier this year, the Central Intelligence Agency informed its counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK that Chinese technology company Huawei has... more
Defense Officials Get a Grilling at Space Force Hearing  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal." more
U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April or early May three U.S. military satellites including the... more
China unveils the first autonomous amphibious military landing vehicle  THE VERGE · 2 days
Earlier this month, a Chinese shipbuilder unveiled an amphibious autonomous landing vehicle that could someday be part of... more
War games shed light on real-world strategies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Want to try your hand at negotiating during a crisis? Think you have a plan that could get the U.S. out of Afghanistan? Confident you could keep a nation secure when multi-party international diplomacy... more
Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University... more
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA  TechCrunch · 3 days
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO... more
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon—a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster—takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain... more
News Brief: Mueller Report, North Korea, Brain Tests On Dead Pigs  NPR · 3 days
The redacted version of the Mueller report is released Thursday. North Korea announces it has tested a new "tactical guided weapon." Scientists have restored some function... more
Notre-Dame Paris: Firefighters Had a Secret Weapon - a Robot Named 'Colossus'  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Colossus is a 500-kg tank-like robot with the ability to venture into danger zones where conditions would quickly kill a person. more
What It Was Like to Fly the 'Roc' — Stratolaunch's Massive Rocket-Carrier Airplane  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The pilot behind Stratolaunch's first flight of the world's largest plane on April 13 said the complex all-composite aircraft ran like clockwork... more
Sniper Elite V2 remaster supports Xbox Play Anywhere  Windows Central · 4 days
Pick it up next month. Sniper Elite V2 is an award-winning World War II sniping experience. You are elite United States sniper Karl Fairburne. Parachuted into Berlin amidst the Nazi's final stand,... more
Army researchers identify new way to improve cybersecurity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With cybersecurity one of the nation's top security concerns and billions of people affected by breaches last year, government and businesses are spending more time and money defending against it. Researchers at... more
Space Development Agency draws strong objections from California lawmakers  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A letter sent to Shanahan questions DoD's decision to shift missions away from the Air Force Space and... more
Researchers create new small molecules that may combat equine encephalitis viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Viruses without a preventative vaccine or treatment option pose a looming threat. But for viruses in this category that have already been weaponized and are recognized... more
Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ketogenic diet or keto diet has been in the news as a trending diet option for weight watchers and those who wish to lose those extra pounds. more
Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot can haul vehicles, too  THE VERGE · 5 days
Boston Dynamics has shown its SpotMini robot doing a new trick: joining a robot army to pull a large vehicle... more
Yeast strain provides manufacturing boost to low-calorie sweetener derived from lactose  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize... more
Low-calorie sweetener derived from lactose gets manufacturing boost from yeast  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize lactose, the... more
Low-calorie sweetener derived from lactose gets manufacturing boost from yeast  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize lactose, the... more
What Arya’s new weapon could mean for Game of Thrones  THE VERGE · 6 days
Spoilers ahead for “Winterfell,” episode 1 of Game of Thrones, season 8. In Game of Thrones’... more
France sees blockchain as anti-monopoly weapon in digital world  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
France is pushing blockchain technology as a means of preventing finance giants enjoying a monopoly on transactions, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday. more
A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When the first antibiotics were discovered in the early 20th century, the rate of death from infectious diseases fell dramatically. But the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria as a... more
Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1: Will Arya’s New Weapon Be a ‘Showstopper’?  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Arya handed Gendry a rough blueprint for a new special weapon, feat. dragonglass, in Game of Thrones season 8 episode... more
North Korea using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions  Sky News · 7 days
North Korea is increasingly using cryptocurrency to bypass international sanctions and could use it to help fund programmes to build weapons of mass destruction, a report says today. more
Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The battle is on. Walt Disney Co. is bringing its biggest weapons to a new streaming service, including "Star Wars" and Marvel superheroes, in what is expected to be bruising war with... more
Increase in foreign body ingestions among young children  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for children younger than six years who were treated in a US emergency department due to concern of a... more
Microsoft's Work With Chinese Military University Raises Eyebrows  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence. more
WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using cryptography and virtual drop boxes, Julian Assange's WikiLeaks created a revolutionary new model for media to lure massive digitized leaks from whistleblowers, exposing everything from US military secrets to wealthy tax-dodgers'... more
Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China's high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus. more
Trump's Space Force collides with skeptical Congress  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Space Force that President Donald Trump wants to launch ran headlong on Thursday into skeptical lawmakers who questioned the need for a stand-alone military wing. more
This new invention can generate power from the softest breeze  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A patent was issued to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday for a novel generator that buzzes in a light breeze. more
Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight  REUTERS · 1 week
The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration... more
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully blasts off  CBC · 1 week
The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a... more
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy conducts first commercial flight  REUTERS · 1 week
The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a... more
Medical association blasts military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
Defense officials get a grilling at Space Force hearing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Shanahan on why a Space Force is needed: Threats are increasing and the importance of and the opportunities... more
AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
Much to Oracle’s chagrin, Pentagon names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI cloud contract finalists  TechCrunch · 1 week
Yesterday, the Pentagon announced two finalists in the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract process — and Oracle... more
The emergence of male and female traits in the development of beetle horns  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The male Japanese rhinoceros beetle, Trypoxylus dichotomus, which lives on Japan's main island, has big horns that are used as weapons to... more
Atlas Space Operations wins Air Force antenna contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in partnership with the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation... more
Hyten: Hypersonic missile defense satellites a job for the Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Hyten agrees with SDA Director Fred Kennedy that DoD should rapidly develop a space sensor constellation in LEO. SpaceNews.com more
Brazil to order second dual civil-military communications satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Brazilian Air Force Executive Vice President Maj. Gen. José Vagner Vital, said the nation’s military wants to have a backup... more
Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radioactive fallout from nuclear meltdowns and weapons testing is nestled in glaciers across the world, scientists said Wednesday, warning of a potentially hazardous time bomb as rising temperatures melt the... more
Looters likely raiding sunken treasures off Nova Scotia, experts warn  CBC · 2 weeks
Beneath the choppy waves off Nova Scotia's rugged coast are thousands of shipwreck sites sprinkled with... more
Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin... more
Canadian military needs more rules around spying operations: watchdog  Global News · 2 weeks
A national-security watchdog is calling for stricter controls on the Canadian military's spying. more
Canadian military need more rules around spying operations: watchdog  Global News · 2 weeks
A national-security watchdog is calling for stricter controls on the Canadian military's spying. more
PUBG Mobile Update 0.12.0 Patch Notes Reveal Zombie: Darkest Night Mode  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The PUBG Mobile update 0.12.0 patch notes reveal changes to Zombies: Survive Till Dawn promising new weapons, zombies, and allows certain zombies to climb over low... more
With EGS, Air Force aims to run spaceflight software problems to ground  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. Air Force Space Command is finalizing a plan to revamp ground control systems for military satellite constellations. Current systems suffer from problems such... more
New algorithm helps to detect and analyze suspicious activity in surveillance footage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, could make it easier to track and process suspicious activity in surveillance footage. more
'Worrying' increase in dolphin deaths on Greece coast  Sky News · 2 weeks
Scientists worried about an increase in dolphin deaths off the coast of Greece say a major exercise by Turkey's navy could be to blame. more
Navy drill may have caused 'worrying' increase in dolphin deaths  Sky News · 2 weeks
Scientists worried about an increase in dolphin deaths off the coast of Greece say a major exercise by Turkey's navy could be to blame. more
Blue Origin urging Air Force to postpone launch competition  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Blue Origin wants the U.S. Air Force to wait until 2021 before picking the two companies it intends... more
Declassified U2 spy plane images reveal bygone Middle Eastern archaeological features  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the 1950s and early '60s, with the Cold War at its peak, the United States flew U2 spy planes across Europe, the Middle East, and... more
A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, said its... more
A nuclear missile gets dismantled in this new stop-motion video  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In a surprisingly cheerful stop-motion animation released today, two disembodied hands dismantle a model of a... more
More dolphins die in Aegean Sea, group suspects navy drills  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area. more
New HIV drug that is like a "Swiss Army knife of immunotherapies"  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
HIV is a tricky virus that causes a unique phenomenon where the virus hides within the immune cells of patients when they are on... more
Army's version of Microsoft's HoloLens AR goggles likened to Call of Duty - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Specially modified version of the AR goggles has a video game feel, writes a CNBC reporter who got a demo. more
NASA Says Cooperation with ISRO Remains Intact  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Apparently under prodding from the White House, NASA has said it will continue to cooperate with the ISRO, days after the US... more
Air Force selects Slingshot Aerospace to bring artificial intelligence into space surveillance  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Orbital Atlas will be deployed at the Combined Space Operations Center and the National Space Defense Center. SpaceNews.com more
To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard... more
New Studies Provide Fresh Insights Into the Escalating Space Arms Race  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies focuses on four specific countries that pose the greatest risk for the United States: China,... more
Here’s the US Army version of HoloLens that Microsoft employees were protesting  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In November, we learned that Microsoft won a $479 million contract to supply the US Army with a version of its HoloLens augmented reality... more
Debris from anti-satellite test no danger to ISS, India says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
India insisted Saturday that debris from its anti-satellite missile test was not a danger to the International Space Station, in a rebuff to criticism from the US space... more
Moshi Symbus Q Review: The Swiss Army knife of Chromebook accessories  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Each year, Chromebooks become thinner and more portable, but this unfortunately comes at the... more
South Carolina: Moving plutonium belies Nevada claim of risk  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U.S. Energy Department says it won't send more weapons-grade plutonium to Nevada but that the courts have no legal power to undo the shipment that's already been made more
CMU’s robotic arm attaches to a backpack to lend a helping hand  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab is probably best known as the birthplace of the modular snake robot. Initially designed to squeeze into tight spots for... more
South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Carolina says Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked between the two states last year contradicts its claim that moving the radioactive... more
Archaeologists Solve Mystery of Terracotta Army’s Pristine Weapons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The world-famous Terracotta Army of Xi’an is an array of life-sized, realistic ceramic figures representing warriors, stationed in three large... more
The Division 2 gets ‘Tidal Basin’ update tomorrow with lots of new content  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Get ready to download it. The Division 2 is the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The... more
Cytomegaloviruses deploy a novel stealth strategy to subvert immune surveillance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Owl monkey cytomegalovirus produces a decoy molecule A43 to evade detection and destruction by immune cells in their hosts, according to a new study. As the authors note,... more
Blocking epigenetic Swiss army knife may be a new strategy for treating colorectal cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that blocking specific regions of a protein called UHRF1 switches on hundreds of cancer-fighting genes, impairing... more
Russia revamps Arctic military base to stake claim on region  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russia has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal, revamping a Soviet military outpost along the Arctic shipping route more
Scientists solve mystery of pristine weapons of China's Terracotta Warriors  REUTERS · 2 weeks
For decades, scientists have been perplexed by the marvelous preservation of bronze weapons associated with China's... more
A radioactive waste standoff and science’s debt to the slave trade  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A single factory in Malaysia supplies about 10% of the world’s rare earth oxides, used in everything from cellphones to lasers to missiles. Controversy over the... more
Tesla is rolling out new Atari games as part of its TeslAtari feature  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla is adding 2048 and Atari’s Super Breakout to the list of games that drivers and passengers can play on the company’s... more
Pentagon says India debris expected to burn up in atmosphere  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The Pentagon said on Thursday that it stood by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's assessment last... more
Russia stakes its hold on the Arctic with military base  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russia has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal, revamping the military Arctic outpost of Severny Klever along the Arctic shipping route more
Russia stakes its hold on the Arctic, revamps military bases  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
At the Russian military Arctic outpost of Severny Klever, missile launchers ply icy roads and air defense systems point menacingly into the sky more
Scientists shed light on preservation mystery of Terracotta Army weapons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The chrome plating on the Terracotta Army bronze weapons -- once thought to be the earliest form of anti-rust technology -- derives from a decorative varnish rather than... more
That's 'sew' smart! Scientists invent threads to detect gases when woven into clothing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a novel fabrication method to create dyed threads that change color when they detect a variety of gases. Woven... more
Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot can haul vehicles, too
THE VERGE
What Arya’s new weapon could mean for Game of Thrones
THE VERGE
A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG
A nuclear missile gets dismantled in this new stop-motion video
THE VERGE
These Simulations Reveal What Happened During India's Anti-Satellite Missile Test (Videos)
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NASA chief labels Indian anti-satellite missile test a 'terrible, terrible thing' - CNET
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Andrew Yang, presidential candidate, talks Space Force, drones, automation - CNET
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The sword of a Hispano-Muslim warlord is digitized in 3-D
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Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology
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