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US Army developing robotic insects?

US Army developing robotic insects?

A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, in Adelphi, […]


Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat

Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat

Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks Tuesday in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, again warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea. The threat came as lawyers filed a class action suit […]


Historic Leap: Navy Shipboard Laser Operates In Persian Gulf

Historic Leap: Navy Shipboard Laser Operates In Persian Gulf

ARLINGTON, Va: Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today the laser weapon system (LaWS) – a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America’s Sailors and Marines – was for the first time successfully deployed and […]


China Hypersonic Tests Target No Specific Country

X-51A Waverider Hypersonic Aircraft

Scientific experiments carried out by China within its borders are normal, conducted according to a schedule, and are not directed against any specific country or target, the Ministry of National Defense said. The ministry’s press office was responding to a […]


Laser link offers high-speed delivery

Laser link offers high-speed delivery

Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured. This important step demonstrates the potential of Europe’s new […]


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 […]


 
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