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US Army Researchers test insect-inspired robots

US Army Researchers test insect-inspired robots

Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park. Dr. Joseph Conroy, an electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, part of the Research, Development and […]


China to build global quantum communication network in 2030

China to build global quantum communication network in 2030

China will build a global quantum communication network by 2030, said a leading Chinese quantum physicist on Sunday. “China’s quantum information science and technology is developing very fast and China leads in some areas in this field,” said Pan Jianwei, […]


China Develops Anti-Drone Laser

China Develops Anti-Drone Laser

China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specially targeting small-scale drones flying at low attitude. The machine is able to shoot down various small aircraft within a two-kilometer radius and can do so in five seconds after locating […]


Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a poll see […]


Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry has announced. The helium-filled “aerostat” will be equipped with radar equipment that can spot threats from as far as 200 kilometers (125 […]


Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

It’s more an engineer’s dream than nightmare – to rapidly prototype and redesign aircraft using 3-D printed parts. That’s just what a team of student interns and engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, got to do: […]


Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. “By 2020, the orbital grouping of military communications satellites will be strengthened with nine modern satellites,” Maj. Gen. Khalil […]


Samsung devices get top US security clearance

Samsung devices get top US security clearance

South Korean tech giant Samsung said Tuesday its smartphones and tablets have received a US government security clearance allowing officials to use them to send classified information. The Samsung devices were placed on a list of gadgets approved by the […]


Army National Guard activates first cyber protection team

Army National Guard activates first cyber protection team

The Army National Guard’s first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia here, Oct. 7, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army. Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, cited the […]


 
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