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Micro Drone “Swarm” Tested by Pentagon

The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open the possibility that groups

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Clothing to Defeat Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology is booming both for commercial and security purposes, from Amazon scanning faces in its grocery store to police using the software on 117 million Americans. But a Berlin-based artist has found a way to confuse these computer vision algorithms with a concept that borrows from the camouflage techniques used by

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Nano-discs That can Clear out Cancer Cells

New research is being conducted to develop nanotechnology that teaches your immune system to destroy tumor cells, giving hope to the 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer. This research will need a very long time until it is available for treatment but recent advancements is cancer treatment are leaving a lot to

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China Claims “Impossible” Em-Drive in Orbit

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China claims to have a working version of NASA’s impossible engine orbiting the Earth – and will use it in satellites ‘imminently’ The scientists say they’ve created a working prototype and are testing in orbit They’ve revealed plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible’ They say it is ‘currently in the latter

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France Installs World’s First Solar Panel Road

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France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar road this week with one kilometer and 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche.

Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company ColasWattway technology, will live up to the hype

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Experts Warn Wearable Fitness Devices Pose Serious Security Risks

Christmas gift guide favourites like Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit, Samsung Gear and Apple trackers come with a safety and security warning, according to the experts

GADGETS to help you lose weight are being used by private companies to track you and could have terrible consequences in the future, experts have warned.

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What Might Obama do to Counter-Strike Moscow

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The verdict is unanimous: President Barack Obama and every U.S. intelligence service agree that Russian President Vladimir Putin has run a sophisticated intelligence operation designed to disrupt American democracy and elect Donald J. Trump. The lone dissenter? Trump himself.

Obama and Putin

Obama vows that the United States will respond at a time and

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Drones to Guide Self Driving Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is studying a system to use drones to help guide self-driving vehicles, including on off-road adventures, company officials said.

Drones launched from an autonomous vehicle could help guide it by mapping surrounding areas beyond what the car’s sensors can detect, according to Ford company officials

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U.S. Navy Puts Autonomous “Swarm Boats” to Test

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In a recent demonstration, waterborne robots collaborated to identify, surround, and harass an enemy vessel.

An autonomous Navy vessel performing a demonstration on the Chesapeake Bay in September.

The U.S. Navy’s swarm boats can identify a potential enemy vessel and execute more complex

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China Gearing Up for Anti-Satellite Missile Test

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Beijing is gearing up to test fire a powerful new asymmetric-warfare weapon, a missile designed to destroy satellites in space.

Pentagon officials detected preparations for testing the Dong Neng-3 anti-satellite missile at a military facility in Central China, according to the Free Beacon. Beijing announcing the closure of airspace along the DN-3’s presumed flight

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Branson Unveils 1,400mph Airliner

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Want to have lunch in London and dinner in New York? Denver-based Boom Supersonic plans to make that a possibility.

An image of Boom Supersonic’s first prototype. Image courtesy of Boom Supersonic

News of the exciting technology first broke in April, but Boom Supersonic has finally unveiled its first prototype

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Japan to Build World Record Computer

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Japan is reportedly planning to build a 130-petaflops supercomputer costing $173 million (£131 million) that is due for completion next year.

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Satoshi Sekiguchi, a director-general at Japan’s ‎National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, where the computer will be built, told Reuters: “As far as we know, there

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Huge Smog Filter is Apparently Working in China

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Studio Roosegaarde‘s smog-sucking vacuum tower is actually cleaning up the air in China.

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The Smog Free Tower has been installed in Beijing, a city notorious for its air pollution, and the country’s Ministry of Environmental Protection recently announced the air around the tower is in

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Airbus: Where’s Our Flying Car!

European aerospace giant Airbus has quietly lifted the curtain on an ambitious Silicon Valley project called Vahana. It’s a pilotless passenger aircraft that aims to someday add a vertical component to your commute.

Think of Uber-like air taxis that can beat the traffic on Highway 101 by flying over it. Airbus has shared few details

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TrackingPoint: Precision Guided Rifle Bullets (Video)

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U.S. and Brits Jointly Developing Cyber Attack Offensive

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British spies are developing an offensive cyber capability to attack terrorists, hackers and rogue states, finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday (17 November) after warning that Islamic State (Isis) militants wanted to launch deadly cyber-attacks of their own. Osborne said IS fighters were trying to develop the ability to attack Britains infrastructure such as

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Will the World’s Strangest Reactor Save Fusion?

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If you’ve heard of fusion energy, you’ve probably heard of tokamaks. These doughnut-shaped devices are meant to cage ionized gases called plasmas in magnetic fields while heating them to the outlandish temperatures needed for hydrogen nuclei to fuse. Tokamaks are the workhorses of fusion—solid, symmetrical, and relatively straightforward to engineer—but progress with them has

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Drone Piloting Schools Opening Across China

New aviation schools are opening across China to meet a growing demand for commercial pilots to fly small, remote-controlled aircraft, or drones.

It is estimated the country’s maintenance, mapping, filming and agricultural industries will need more than 10,000 drone pilots this year.

There are currently less than 1,000 people licensed to

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Another Major Stride Made in Quantum Computing (Video)

The significant advance, by a team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney appears today in the international journal Nature.

Artist’s impression of the two-qubit logic gate device developed at UNSW. Each electron qubit (red and blue in the image) has a ‘spin’, or magnetic field, indicated by the arrows. Metal

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A Dry Run to Save Earth?

Scientists are preparing to send two spacecraft to knock an asteroid off course, as part of a practice for what they would do if a rock was threatening the future of humanity.

Artistic Concept of Asteroid Deflection

The joint US-European Aida (Asteroid Deflection & Assessment) mission will send a small spacecraft to crash into

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