Military

Meet Atlas: Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot Walks, Finds Objects Autonomously – VIDEO

WTF News Meet Atlas, the recently updated humanoid robot which can now operate autonomously. It can find and pick up objects by itself. Welcome to the robot "revolution", don't make the robots upset. BOSTON DYNAMICS A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is electrically…
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Military

DARPA’s next-gen drones will launch and land on other airplanes

WASHINGTON POST The Pentagon says it's going to bring together the best minds in aerospace design this fall to help build a fleet of small, robotic airplanes. These won't be your ordinary unmanned drones, though. Instead, the idea is to launch a veritable swarm of these tiny planes from the…
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INTERNATIONAL

Conspiracy theorists? Call of Duty previews Black Ops 3 featuring bionic humans, robot warfare

| WTF News | A preview of the latest edition in the video game series Call of Duty was released Thursday and it features many elements commonly described as "conspiracy theory" by media, as it unveils the story to come in the game likely based around the year 2065. The…
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Putin Sends Nuclear Bombers Over English Channel: “Transponders Turned Off… Invisible to Air Traffic Control”

Shtfplan Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been one to back down in response to sanctions against his country and attacks on his economy. Rather, he has stepped up not only his rhetoric, but his military activities as well. His latest move is yet another show of force to let the West know Russia is…
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A Military Robotics Company Says Killer Robots Are a Bad Idea

Motherboard The battle against autonomous, robotic killing machines just got its first robotics company partner, as Canada-based Clearpath Robotics pledged its support to the international campaign calling for a ban on fully autonomous weaponized robots. In a press release, Clearpath CTO and cofounder Ryan Gariepy explains why his company signed on to the Campaign To…
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Cyberwar

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

Pando Daily “The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves only. Because then every time a connection came from it people would say, “Oh, it’s another CIA agent.” If those are the only people using the network.” —Roger Dingledine, co-founder of…
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INTERNATIONAL

Google smartphones become brains of hovering robots at International Space Station

RT The phones, part of Google’s Project Tango, will be used for NASA’s Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). The system may eventually assume chores from astronauts or potentially dangerous tasks outside the International Space Station (ISS). The 5-inch handsets will accompany a cargo spacecraft scheduled for launch on…
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INTERNATIONAL

Zuckerberg’s Virtual Reality Corp is Training Foreign Armed Forces

Susanne Posel Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and his newly acquired Oculus are using their virtual-reality goggles called Rift to train Norwegian Armed Forces as a beta-test to perfect their technology. Rift was funded $ million provided through Kickstarter and private venture capitalists to present the “new frontier for the…
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Military

The Black Hawk Helicopter Is Now a Drone

Motherboard The iconic Black Hawk helicopter is now available both manned and ;Image: Wikimedia The military's iconic Black Hawk helicopter will soon be available pilot optional. The Black Hawk UH-60, immortalized in Ridley Scott’s war film, been a mainstay for the army since the late '70s, chiefly used to transport troops and provisions to and from…
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Military

Pentagon-sponsored study opens door for super lasers, weather control

RT Pentagon-sponsored researchers have made the reach of an intensive laser beam longer by an order of magnitude. Researchers say their discovery can be used to seed rain and trigger lightnings, but the potential scope of applications is much larger. A short intensive laser pulse produces plasma in its path.…
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US Navy to test futuristic high-speed electromagnetic railgun at sea

Photo: Railguns use electromagnetic energy to launch a projectile between two conductive rails. (US Navy: John F. Williams) The US Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire projectiles at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy. Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder…
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Biotech

New Military Office Will Seek “The ability to link human brains to machines”

The ability to link human brains to machines, create new life forms and build Star Trek-style disease detectors will be the focus of a new Defense Department office soon. The new office, named the Biological Technology Office, orBTO, will serve as a clearinghouse for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, programs into…
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Biotech

DARPA Launches Biological Technologies Office

DARPA New technology office will merge biology, engineering, and computer science to harness the power of natural systems for national security  “Biology is nature’s ultimate innovator, and any agency that hangs its hat on innovation would be foolish not to look to this master of networked complexity for inspiration and…
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Next-gen tank concept uses thermal system to turn ‘invisible’

Credit: OBRUM With drones swarming above the globe's battlefields, you might think the days of traditional artillery are at an end. Drones can carry out precision strikes and provide zero hostages if shot down or captured, it's true. A drone can't match the sheer firepower that a tank offers, however. And…
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Military

Pentagon explores hiding war-fighting gear on the sea bottom for years

Time The Navy’s endless push to build cheaper ships alarmed Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., at a House hearing Tuesday. “You mention that we’re hitting a cost target,” he told the Navy brass about one class of vessels. “But if the ship’s not survivable, I don’t care if I meet my cost target…
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Cover-ups

‘Mystery aircraft’ over Texas draws speculation of real spy plane

By Carol Christian If the unidentified aircraft photographed over Amarillo turns out to be a new spy plane, it wouldn't be the first time. Aviation Week & Space Technology journalist Bill Sweetman has posted photos taken March 10 by two veteran sky watchers, Steve Douglass and Dean ; In his…
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Military

Unmanned robotic golf cart that can detect intruders tasked with defending American nuclear materials stockpile

Daily Mail Incredible machines patrol the site in the same way as security staff Detect intruders from 600 feet by looking for signs such as an ajar door Up to 16 vehicles can be operated by one control centre Thanks to the caddies the site expects to make $7million in…
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Biotech

Pentagon considers using electricity to stimulate troops’ brains

Boston Globe WASHINGTON — For some modern soldiers, caffeine is just not enough to stay vigilant, especially for the growing ranks of digital warriors who must spend hours monitoring spy drone footage and other streams of surveillance data. So the Pentagon is exploring a novel way to extend troops’ attention…
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Google Picks Motorola Clean: 22,000 Patents, Advanced Technology & Projects Group Run By DARPA Head

| WTF News | Google has confirmed the suspicions of many watching to see what parts of Motorola they'd keep after the acquisition. "22,000 patents" @bsurveillance guest on likely motive for @google's @motorola acquistion. Now @DARPA unit? #google ; (@WTFRLY) February 1, 2014 Wired On Wednesday, the web giant announced…
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Data

Army Sensor Blimps Preparing for Deployment Over Maryland (VIDEO)

The Libertarian Republic BALTIMORE, MD – The United States Army is preparing to deploy two large aerostats, or stationary blimps, above suburban Maryland later this year. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are taking part in a three-year test to determine the efficacy of using aerostats as early warning radar stations.…
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Military

U.S. military look into remote controlled ‘helicopter truck transformers’

Daily Mail It utilizes the vertical take off and landing of a helicopter and couples it with the off road driving capabilities of a truck. And, what's even better, is that this robotic warrior is remote controlled. Introducing Black Night Transformer, a specially made truck that comes complete with eight…
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US Military Creating Invisibility Cloak For Weapons of War

Blacklisted News  Scientists working for the US government are developing technology that will bend light around objects, which will apparently make them ; This technology is being developed for application on the battlefield. "By learning from nature, we're able to actually arrange very small particles - we call them…
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Navy’s ocean-powered drones to wage underwater war

RT Slocum Glider (Image from ) While American drones patrol the skies in war-torn countries like Afghanistan, the United States is also looking to establish a similar presence in the world’s oceans – by using underwater drones. The new ocean-faring drones, called “Slocum Gliders,” won’t need fuel to function like…
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Army’s New Laser Weapon Can Shoot Down Mortars and Drones

ABC News By Luis Martinez The Army has successfully tested a futuristic laser weapon capable of shooting football-sized mortar rounds and unmanned drones out of the sky. The truck-mounted weapon, known as the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) is still about a decade away from becoming an operational…
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INTERNATIONAL

Google Buys Frequent DARPA Contractor Boston Dynamics, Releases News Late Friday To Avoid Coverage

| WTF News | One of the most dishonest companies on the planet, that happens to control the internet's ability to function at large, revealed Friday at the usual time news is released to avoid peak coverage, that it had acquired DARPA contractor Boston Dynamics which specializes in robots of…
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Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances

Aviation Week By Amy Butler, Bill Sweetman Credit: Ronnie Olsthoorn Concept/AWST A large, classified unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman is now flying—and it demonstrates a major advance in combining stealth and aerodynamic efficiency. Defense and intelligence officials say the secret unmanned aerial system (UAS), designed for intelligence, surveillance and…
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Home-made launchers likely fired at Yokota Air Base, officials say

Stripes A home-made cannon likely fired “projectiles” at Yokota Air Base on Thursday night, according to and Japanese officials. Residents near the base, which serves as headquarters for Forces Japan, reported explosions at about , according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman. Police found two metal pipes, lead wire and…
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Government

US govt caught using pirated software for military, settles for $50mn

The Obama administration has agreed to pay Apptricity US$50 million for pirating the company’s logistics software the US Army used beyond contracted parameters. While the Obama administration’s has launched efforts against intellectual property theft - including the Joint Strategic Plan run by Vice President Joe Biden that aims to curb…
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Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically. The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the…
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US Army equipping soldiers with fleet of bird-like drones

RT An urgent request made by United States soldiers in combat has prompted the Pentagon to place an order for three-dozen, state-of-the-art micro-drones that resemble birds and can be launched by hand. Prioria Robotics of Florida announced earlier this month that the US Army Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, awarded…
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America’s next tech export: Nonlethal weapons

Al Zazeera America by Evan Hill and Dave Mayers So, you're a police or military chief who has been ordered by your government to clear protesters from the streets without killing them? Turns out you're not alone. Indeed, the wave of popular street protests around the world against government austerity…
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US Drone Strikes Navy Ship By Mistake

ZeroHedge While hardly as dramatic as last week's revelation that Syrian Al-Qaeda cannibals apologized after chopping off the head of one of their CIA-funded "rebels" by mistake, the news that a US drone struck a US missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries is maybe even…
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Underwater ‘Kalashnikov’: Russia showcases first ever efficient amphibious assault rifle

Russian arms manufacturers have unveiled a new technological marvel – the world’s first ever assault rifle capable of shooting standard size cartridges both underwater and on land. Russian Special Forces units will soon be armed with the new gun. Designed by Russia's Tula Instrument Design Bureau the ‘ADS’ gun can…
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Lockheed Martin announces plans for SR-72 hypersonic spy drone

RT Image by Lockheed Martin Aircraft experts and military aficionados have cause to rejoice now that Lockheed Martin has debuted the SR-72 unmanned spy plane, the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird and potentially the first hypersonic craft to enter service. Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday…
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US Navy gets largest and most expensive destroyer ever

RT After suffering numerous problems with the latest class of surface warships, the Navy is hoping for a win with the introduction of the largest destroyer in United States history. On Monday, the Navy launched the new USS Zumwalt into Maine’s Kennebec River for the first time. Originally designed simply…
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Pentagon agency creating digital map of the world

USA Today by Ray Locker Future military operations may use a constantly updated digital "image skin" for a comprehensive map of the world under development by the Pentagon's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This week, the NGA sought information from potential contractors to help develop the "orthorectified image skin" that would…
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Rock, paper, surveillance: US Army investing in smarter ‘spy rocks’

RT A TV grab from Russian television RTR Channel shows what it said was a transmitter in an imitation rock which British diplomats used for spying on a Moscow street and then downloading classified information from it. Russia's intelligence services accused British embassy officials on Monday, January 23, 2006, of…
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Awkwardest and Most Authoritative Comments on Drones Ever

Washington's Blog by David Swanson The comments come from Malala and the respectively. President Obama invited Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, to meet with his family. And she promptly explained that what he is doing works against her agenda and fuels terrorism. Malala is a victim…
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The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years

Washington's Blog Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons We condemn all use of chemical weapons. But the used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here, here, here. Israeli also used white phosphorous in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead” (and perhaps subsequently). …
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Innovation Day: New Russian drones, robots, nano-armor put on display

RT Samples of new uniform for servicemen and workwear, displayed at the Defense Ministry Innovation Day exhibition.(RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev) Cutting-edge military equipment and hardware – some of it too secret for the public eye – was featured at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day fair in Moscow. Androids,…
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Laser weapons inch closer to battlefield

FOX News By Allison Barrie Who wouldn’t want a ray gun? The military aims to turn lasers weapons from science fiction into reality for everything from space platforms to Humvees. “RELI” is the Department of Defense’s relatively new Robust Electric Laser Initiative, which is meant to create next-generation lightweight, compact…
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Leaks Reveal Drones Killing More Than Thought, Particularly Innocents

StoryLeak by Daniel G. J. The CIA is lying to the American people and the world about drone attacks in Pakistan. A leaked document identified as a report from the Pakistani government indicates that the robotic warplanes have killed more people than the government has claimed. The report claims that 746…
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Huge Mystery Blob on Weather Radars over Military’s Redstone Arsenal in Alabama Still Unexplained

| WTF News | The mystery blob that appeared on radars across the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday is still unexplained. The anomaly as it is affectionately being called, started appearing on doppler screens in the early afternoon hours and eventually covered an area nearly the size of Huntsville city limits…
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