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Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. more
Epic says it ‘messed up’ and removes overpowered Infinity Blade from Fortnite  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Epic announced this morning that its new and controversial Infinity Blade “mythic” item has been removed from Fortnite, following widespread criticism over the item’s... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond the ecological convention of studying a single chemical... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond... more
Pentagon putting final touches on Space Force proposal  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen... more
Be prepared for anything with the $22 Victorinox Swiss Army knife  Windows Central · 2 days
Check out this price cut. Get it... cut? Cause it's a knife? The Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution 14 pocket knife is down to $22.39 on Amazon.... more
Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS... more
Conan Exiles gets Japanese-themed ‘Seekers of the Dawn’ pack  Windows Central · 2 days
This is the best one yet. Conan Exiles is an online survival game either played from the first-person or third-person perspective. While the title features numerous characters and mysteries to... more
Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery  ABC NEWS · 2 days
100 years later, researchers conclude underwater mine sank World War I warship off the coast of New York more
Here are the best Xbox One stealth games available in 2018  Windows Central · 2 days
Whether your stealth style is a dagger in the back or a silenced sniper rifle, the Xbox One has you covered. Stealth games typically hinge on... more
Four NASA-sponsored experiments set to launch on Virgin Galactic spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo will separate from the WhiteKnightTwo twin-fuselage carrier aircraft and continue its rocket-powered... more
US Navy's Secrecy Likely Stalled Ocean Science Progress for Decades  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
When the U.S. Navy classified vital seafloor data during World War II and after, it delayed the development of a key theory. more
Intelsat launches broadband service aimed at military and government aircraft  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with... more
Satellite industry seeks answers on future direction of military satcom  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof... more
Incoming HASC Chairman to oppose creating a separate military branch for space  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space.... more
Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter... more
Is US military cloud safe from Russia? Fears over sensitive data  BBC · 3 days
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud. more
The US Lost 1 Warship in WWI. 100 Years Later, We Know What Caused the Sinking.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A new exploration of a 100-year-old shipwreck reveals the weapon that brought the vessel down. more
Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud  BBC · 3 days
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud. more
Red gold: Afghanistan saffron production grows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Starting before dawn has even broken, Afghanistan's army of saffron pickers shift their way across sun-baked fields to pluck brightly the coloured crocuses that are providing the country's farmers with a new means of income. more
US military's Aegis system intercepts test missile in Hawaii  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense testing system has intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile near Hawaii more
Medical News Today: What is the military diet and does it work?  MNT · 4 days
People following the military diet spend 3 days restricting their calorie intake and then have 4 days of regular eating. Supporters of the diet... more
Canex warns military personnel to check credit cards after 'malicious attack'  CBC · 4 days
Canex, a Canadian retailer that caters to military personnel and their families, warns its... more
Relationship impairment appears to interfere with seeking mental health treatment in men  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking... more
Relationship impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking treatment among post-9/11 military veterans. However, the role... more
Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The company ordered a third-party investigation after a report alleged Chinese surveillance chips had been inserted in its motherboards. more
Supermicro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The company ordered a third-party investigation after a report alleged Chinese surveillance chips had been inserted in its motherboards. more
Fortnite Update 7.01 Adds Close Encounters Limited Time Mode, Infinity Blade Weapon  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Fortnite Season 7 is underway and its update to Fortnite 7.01 brings the Close Encounters limited time mode (LTM) and the Infinity Blade. more
Fortnite Update 7.01 Adds Close Quarters Limited Time Mode, Infinity Blade Weapon  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Fortnite Season 7 is underway and its update to Fortnite 7.01 brings the Close Encounters limited time mode (LTM) and the Infinity Blade. more
Fortnite is getting swords  THE VERGE · 5 days
The world of Fortnite keeps on changing. Just a few days after season 7 introduced a slew of new features, including planes, developer Epic has teased the addition... more
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for... more
Protect your Surface Book 2 with one of these cases  Windows Central · 6 days
The Surface Book 2 is a gorgeous, powerful, and expensive piece of kit. As such, you'll want to protect it. Unfortunately, the unique 2-in-1 configuration of the Surface... more
Space Force Proposal Could Create a Broader Military Department for Both Air and Space  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The Space Force under this proposed organization would not include the National Reconnaissance Office or any other element of the... more
Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology  THE VERGE · 1 week
Sophisticated facial-recognition technology is at the heart of many of China’s more dystopian security initiatives. With 200 million surveillance cameras... more
Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds looks like sci-fi Fallout  THE VERGE · 1 week
Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment’s newest RPG is The Outer Worlds. Obsidian Entertainment brought the first teaser for The... more
Far Cry: New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5  THE VERGE · 1 week
After an early teaser, Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry: New Dawn at The Game Awards, offering a new spin on the first-person shooter... more
Griffin: Pentagon ‘scrambling’ to figure out space reorganization  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
WASHINGTON — At a gathering of space executives and policy experts on Thursday, Pentagon officials mostly sidestepped the Space Force... more
A valley valve and electron beam splitter  Science Magazine · 1 week
Developing alternative paradigms of electronics beyond silicon technology requires the exploration of fundamentally new physical mechanisms, such as the valley-specific phenomena in hexagonal two-dimensional materials. We realize ballistic valley Hall kink states in bilayer... more
Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military defense and modern living. more
Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An update for an internationally vital sea-ice computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory with several collaborating groups, called CICE version 6.0, is being released... more
Duke-NUS researchers highlight possible role of bioaerosol sampling in pandemic surveillance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As a leading global city with a high population density, Singapore is vulnerable to the introduction of biological threats. Initiating an early emergency response to such... more
Timothy Zahn is writing a new Thrawn novel  THE VERGE · 1 week
Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books revealed today that Timothy Zahn is writing a new Star Wars novel: Thrawn: Treason. It’s... more
Canada has arrested top Huawei executive on suspicion of violating Iran sanctions  THE VERGE · 1 week
Canada arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran, according to the Globe and Mail. The CFO,... more
Potential role of bioaerosol sampling in disease surveillance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A pilot study shows that non-invasive bioaerosol sampling and molecular diagnostics can detect respiratory viruses in aerosol samples in public places such as Singapore's MRT trains. Findings support possibility of employing bioaerosol... more
WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies  TechCrunch · 1 week
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan... more
Wilson: Space will be reorganized but the work must go on  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, reminded the audience that as the Trump... more
Op-ed | Expanding space security options through gender perspectives  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable... more
Pentagon analyzing possible missions for a new Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The plan has drawn criticism and stirred questions about why DoD is creating a new agency... more
The Secret Service wants to test facial recognition around the White House  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The US Secret Service has revealed plans for a test of facial recognition surveillance around the White House, with the goal of identifying “subjects... more
UK ends Galileo talks, says it will explore a homegrown alternative  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Instead of using Galileo's military-grade signal, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the U.K.... more
Just Cause 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC Out Now  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Just Cause 4 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Developed by Avalanche Studios, it sports a vast open-world with diverse... more
Apple launches online store with 10 percent discount for active military and veterans  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Just in time for holiday shopping, Apple announced the launch of an online store offering a 10 percent discount of all products... more
The Division 2's skills allow you to equip drones and turrets  Windows Central · 2 weeks
More information rolls in. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016.... more
Microsoft Committed to Working With US Military: Brad Smith  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Microsoft President Brad Smith has said that the software giant is willing to "provide the US military with access to all the technology" it creates. more
Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen. more
Pentagon procurement chief endorses Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Ellen Lord: “We want to make sure we assess the threat and come up with a strategy to dominate in space and make sure... more
Russia Launches Cluster of Military Satellites from Plesetsk  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Russia’s Rokot light carrier rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia early on Friday to put... more
10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out this December  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
My background is in military history, and one of the things that I’ve been trying to do more of in recent months is to... more
Space Force idea lacks public support, survey reveals  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Survey reveals President Trump’s proposal to create a new U.S. Space Force lacks broad public support. SpaceNews.com more
UB research provides new information on alcohol misuse among never-deployed reservists  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who experience greater feelings of guilt and other negative emotions about never having been deployed are more likely to... more
How mainstream media helps weaponize far-right conspiracy theories  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Once an anti-Semitic rumor moved from fringe to the mainstream, it took less than two weeks for violence to erupt. The false allegation that liberal philanthropist George Soros was funding or supporting... more
Russian intelligence using Brexit to hack targets  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers believed to be working for the Russian military intelligence service are using doubts about Brexit as a lure for victims. more
Virtual training for aircraft carrier flight deck crews  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the most dangerous environments in the United States Navy is the deck of an aircraft carrier. Catapult systems that can remove limbs, furious engines, whipping propellers and high winds create... more
The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the Pole Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3th century BC) is one of the most famous archaeological... more
Army wants Microsoft's HoloLens headsets for battlefield  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Virtual reality headsets haven't had much traction in the consumer market but they're finding a place on the battlefield more
Sextortion scam hits US military below the belt - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The troops thought they were talking to women online. Instead, it was prison inmates looking to make a quick buck. more
China's electric vehicle monitoring raises surveillance fear  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 29, 1969: Australia Launches Its 1st Satellite  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Nov. 29, 1969, the first Australian satellite launched. It was called the Weapons Research Establishment Satellite. See how it happened in... more
It’s down to the wire for Space Force legislative proposal  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The clock is ticking for Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and a team of senior Pentagon... more
The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3 BC) is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is, of course, due to the discovery of... more
If your Tesla knows where you are, China may too  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Iran's state TV says the country's navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for shallow waters more
Electric vehicles send real-time data to Chinese government  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful surveillance tool without drivers' knowledge more
Microsoft secures $480 million HoloLens contract from US Army  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply the military branch with as many... more
Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft is readying its HoloLens augmented reality tech for combat. The company just won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government to... more
Innate 'fingerprint' could detect tampered steel parts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers using magnetic signals have found unique 'fingerprints' on steel, which could help to verify weapons treaties and reduce the use of counterfeit bolts in the construction industry. more
Microsoft inks $480 million contract with U.S. Army for HoloLens headsets  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Army could eventually purchase upwards of 100,000 headsets as a result of the deal. Microsoft will supply the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets for combat... more
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