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U.S. Conducts ICBM Test Launch

The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early this morning (April 26) in a successful test, military officials said.

The Minuteman III ICBM lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:03 a.m. EDT (0703 GMT; 12:03 a.m. local California time).

“Tonight’s launch was an important demonstration

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Everyone Thought This Iranian “Stealth” Fighter was a Fake, the Qaher F-313 (Video)

Footage of Iran’s new Qaher F-313 fighter jet taxiing on a runway at a military exhibition in Tehran has caused uproar among defense analysts, who previously claimed that the prospective aircraft was just a hoax. Iranian journalist and political analyst Emad Abshenas told Sputnik why Iranian engineers have every right to be proud of their

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Serious Doubts Raised Over Effectiveness of U.S. Anti-Missile System

Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down. But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators.

FILE PHOTO: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor © Ben Listerman

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Will Automation Make a Universal Basic Income a Necessity…… Eventually!

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Several forces are coming together at once. Capitalism appears to be broken. A stunning number of people hate their jobs – and view them as a pointless waste of their lives for money – and yet, terrifyingly, this grindingly tedious necessity may be about to be stolen from us by machines. This has

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Device Collects Water Out of “Dry” Air

Imagine a future in which every home has an appliance that pulls all the water the household needs out of the air, even in dry or desert climates, using only the power of the sun.

Water harvester built at MIT with MOFs from UC Berkeley. Using only sunlight, the harvester can pull liters

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U.S. Carries out Successful Test of Nuclear Gravity Bomb

As the world’s attention was on the first combat use of the conventional “Mother Of All Bombs,” the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful field test of the modernized gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada.

USAF F-16 testing a B61-12 gravity bomb © National Nuclear Security Administration @FrankKlotzNNSA / Twitter

The NNSA and

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U.S. Deploys Nuclear Sniffer Jet for ops Near N. Korea

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The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, America’s nuclear “sniffer” aircraft is deploying to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.

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Nikkei Asian Review reports that the U.S. and Japanese military are preparing for possible nuclear weapons testing by the North Korean government. The Constant Phoenix has specially equipped sensors that

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There was a Reason for Low Accuracy on Syria Airfield Attack

Part of the reason for the low accuracy of this airfield attack also relates to the massive overkill of the sheer number of tomahawk missiles that were fired (59).

It turns out they basically got rid of old stock, older generation much lower accuracy “practice” stock!

It wasn’t the kind of munitions that would have

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U.S. Trying to Prevent China From Acquiring Westinghouse Corp.

The Trump administration and the Japanese government are in discussions to ensure that the bankruptcy of Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) U.S. unit Westinghouse Electric Co does not lead to U.S. technology secrets and infrastructure falling into Chinese hands, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

The Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 site, being constructed by

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Meet Another Job Stealing Robot, Sam the Brick Layer

Meet metal-muscled SAM, the bricklaying robotic assistant of the future.

SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, was developed by Construction Robotics, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program.

SAM works alongside masons to install bricks, making the humans’ jobs less backbreaking. It is designed to increase productivity and

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U.S. Identifies Hackers of Mass Yahoo Attack

The United States announced charges Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers, accusing them of a mega data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts.

The announcement began around 11:30 a.m. Watch it in the player above.

The hack targeted the email accounts of

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China Rapidly Developing Drone Operations of its own

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) plans to develop technology for long-endurance stealth drones, as well as complete the design of high-speed combat/reconnaissance drones, CASIC’s deputy general manager told the official China Daily.

“As military reforms are drastically changing armed forces around the world, drones have become an indispensable weapon in modern warfare because

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China Re-Considering Nuclear First Strike Policy

China warns that it is reconsidering its policy not to use nuclear weapons against South Korea in response to the U.S. deploying the THAAD missile system and sending B-52 bombers to protect its ally.

FILE PHOTO: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor © Ben Listerman / DoD / AFP

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Wikileaks: Massive Cache of CIA Hacking Abilities and Cyber-Weapon Descriptions Released

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WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever batch of confidential documents on the CIA, revealing the breadth of the agency’s ability to hack smartphones and popular social media messaging apps such as WhatsApp.

A total of 8,761 documents have been published as part of ‘Year Zero’, the first part in a

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Faster Than a Quantum Computer?

Scientists say it’s possible to build a new type of self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules, and it would be faster than any other form of computer ever proposed – even quantum computers.

Called a nondeterministic universal Turing machine (NUTM), it’s predicted that the technology

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America’s Secret Cyber-War Against N. Korea

Pentagon employs malware and signal jamming as rocket technology rises Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile programme in the in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds.

Soon, a large number

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IBM Tells Developers to Start Working on Quantum Computer Software Now, We Will be Rolling them Out

IBM has taken its first step towards selling computers that are millions of times faster than the one you’re reading this on.

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The company has set up a new division, IBM Q, that is intended to make quantum computers and sell them commercially.

Until now, quantum computers have mostly been

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Experts Baffled at Quick Deaths of Fukushima Scorpion Exploration Robots

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A Japanese company tasked with cleaning up Fukushima, the site of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has admitted that its attempts to probe the site are failing repeatedly due to incredibly high levels of radiation.

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The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in 2011 was triggered by an

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Your New Smart Meter May be Causing you to Pay More According to a Recent Study

Some electronic energy meters can give false readings that are up to 582% higher than actual energy consumption.

Rogowski Coil Linked to Overcharging of Customers

This emerged from a study carried out by the University of Twente (UT), in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Professor Frank Leferink of

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Russia, China Both Agree to Up Opposition on U.S. Anti-Missile System… THAAD

China and Russia have agreed to intensify their opposition to the US’ controversial THAAD missile defense system which is set to be deployed to South Korea, both countries have announced.

FILE PHOTO: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor © Ben Listerman / DoD / AFP

“Both sides said they will continue to strengthen

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