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US Army, Tufts team up to advance cognitive science

Scientists at the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences collect data on the efficacy of administering targeted brain stimulation on memory and navigation performance in novel environments.

Army researchers have teamed up with the Tufts University School of Engineering to create the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, or Center for ABCs. The center is co-directed by Dr. Caroline Mahoney, team leader for the U.S. Army […]

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

SpaceX Rocket

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, marking a major setback for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk. The accident was the third in less than a year involving […]

Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

In its latest saber-rattling move, The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to build an space war headquarters, in order to protect US satellites from hypothetical attacks by Russia and China. The operations center – which will collect information from US […]

Innovative system links US Army networks with allies, agencies

Joe Marinich, participating in the Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 24, 2015, uses a Multimedia Gateway to allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to communicate with various Army National Guard units and the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

An orchestra sounds better if everyone’s on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response. Trouble is, the Department of Defense, […]

Airbus DS unveils new mobile welfare communication portfolio

Airbus Defence and Space's Wel2Go communications solution

A new portfolio of scalable welfare satcoms services for UK military personnel has been introduced by Airbus Defence and Space. The focus of the new Wel2Go portfolio is to provide reliable, value for money and easy to transport, deploy and […]

Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

New airport technologies unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week promise robots replacing immigration officers and much faster identification of criminals through their biometric data. French electrical systems company Thales premiered its new equipment designed to speed up passage […]

Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

A Recovery of Airbase Denied by Ordinance vehicle, containing a laser, interrogator Army and manipulator claw, is shown.

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology. Before, when the military wanted to disable a bomb, highly-trained bomb disposal specialists wore body armor, protective suits or used robots […]

Companies are making cybersecurity a greater priority

Companies are making cybersecurity a greater priority

Companies are spending increasing amounts on cybersecurity tools, but aren’t convinced their data is truly secure and many chief information security officers believe that attackers are gaining on their defenses, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Charting the future […]

Russia Develops ‘Microwave Gun’ Able to Deactivate Drones, Warheads

An RQ-7B Shadow v2 receives some flight time.

Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense. Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), part of […]

The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes

The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes

Hackers and cyber-terrorists present an ever-evolving threat to airlines, with experts constantly testing for new vulnerabilities — including the fear that drones could be used to throw a plane off course. Most agree hacking a plane would be a near-impossible […]

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