Military
Fortnite is getting swords  THE VERGE · 17 hours
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 · 18 hours
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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 7 days
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 · 7 days
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
US Army awards Microsoft with $480 million HoloLens contract  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply the military branch with as many... more
Innate fingerprint could detect tampered steel parts  PHYS.ORG · 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
inXile working on original Wasteland remaster  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This is Wasteland for a modern audience. The original Wasteland came out in 1988 and is regarded as a cult classic. The game takes place in 2087, 89 years after an all out nuclear war between... more
Googlers call on Google to cancel Dragonfly and not aid oppression, state surveillance  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Over the past year, Googlers have protested military contracts and the handling of sexual misconduct by management to varying levels of success. Some employees... more
Google employees push to cancel Chinese search engine in new letter  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google employees have renewed their public protests against “Project Dragonfly,” a censored and surveillance-enabling... more
Research may pave way for development of potent weapons against cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite significant advances in cancer research, the disease continues to exact a devastating toll. Because cancer is a disease of the body's own cells, which mutate... more
Trump Touts Mars Landing, Space Force at Mississippi Rally  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
During a rally in Mississippi aimed at boosting support for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Trump hailed the touchdown of NASA's $850 million InSight lander, though not by name. more
LG patent hints at a 16-lens smartphone camera  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Phone cameras are an arms race of sorts, and LG might be looking to escalate things dramatically with a future... more
Cereset technology reduces symptoms of military-related traumatic stress, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new clinical study conducted by Wake Forest School of Medicine shows that use of a new non-invasive technology from the creators of Cereset not only reduces symptoms... more
Looming budget crunch puts DoD space strategy in jeopardy  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Frank Rose, former assistant secretary of state for arms control, said funding for space security, missile defense sand... more
Alien: Blackout may be the next game in the Alien franchise  Windows Central · 2 weeks
There may be another one coming soon. Aliens is an extremely popular franchise which has had its fair share of ups and downs. While some of... more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 24, 1947: 1st Aerobee Sounding Rocket Launch  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On November 24, 1947, the U.S. Navy launched the first Aerobee rocket. Aerobee was a suborbital sounding rocket designed to study Earth's... more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 22, 1989: STS-33 Launches Classified Military Satellite  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On Nov. 22, 1989, the space shuttle Discovery launched on mission STS-33. It lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida... more
So what would a U.S. 'Space Force' even cost?  CBC · 3 weeks
U.S. President Donald Trump desperately wants a Space Force. What might that look like and cost? One Washington... more
Scientists revolutionize cybersecurity through quantum research  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists at the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory (ARL) have found a novel way to safeguard quantum information during transmission, opening the door for more secure and reliable communication for warfighters on the... more
The Trojan horse of Staphylococcus aureus  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Staphylococcus aureus causes different types of infections in humans, some of which are lethal. One of its most powerful weapons is α-toxin, which destroys host cells by forming pores in their membranes. Researchers at the University... more
Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire more
The Trojan horse of Staphylococcus aureus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A weapons of Staphylococcus aureus is ?-toxin, which destroys host cells by forming pores in their membranes. Researchers at UNIGE have identified the mechanism that allows these pores to be harmful. They uncover how proteins of... more
S. Korea's Jeju Air in $4.4 bn 40-plane Boeing order  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air has ordered 40 airplanes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday, one of the country's largest-ever aircraft... more
Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surveillance aircraft and six ships were dispatched Monday to assess a spill of 250,000 liters of oil from a drilling platform off Canada's Atlantic coast, officials said. more
This week's Xbox Deals with Gold feature Sniper Elite 4 and Surviving Mars  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft has debuted a new week of sales across Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount... more
Future military satcom system puts cybersecurity first  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Electronic threats against satellite communication have rapidly escalated in the last few years and will continue to advance in the foreseeable future.... more
The 'Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools' found in Asia, suggests homegrown technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A study by an international team of researchers have determines that carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, were used in... more
Op-ed | Space Force: premature or overdue?  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
What both the Russian and Chinese space forces reflect is a shifting view of the nature of future conflict, and the place... more
Fallout 76 complete weapons list  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Icons of Fallout weaponry return alongside some new names in Fallout 76. Fallout 76 is set to pack a huge arsenal of weapons to discover – helping you survive the perils of the wasteland. While Bethesda is leaving... more
Far Cry: New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5
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