20 Apr 2018

The Army sensors that could lead to maintenance-free aircraft

“Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) say they have successfully tested a possible fix ― a means of identifying damage as it happens. ‘We are going to change the entire paradigm,’ said Mulugeta Haile, an ARL research aerospace engineer. ‘We are going to have maintenance-free aircraft, an aircraft that

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20 Apr 2018

The Pentagon Is Building an AI Product Factory

“Job One for the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be delivering solutions for services’ specific problems” Source: The Pentagon Is Building an AI Product Factory – Defense One

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18 Apr 2018

US Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

“It’s no mean feat for a computer to identify an individual’s face in daylight. The process involves precisely measuring a photograph — eye size, distance from nose to mouth, etc. — adjusting the distances for three dimensions, and searching a database for a match. But to do it at night, when

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17 Apr 2018

China’s shock call for ban on lethal autonomous weapon systems

“China has called on nations ‘to negotiate and conclude a succinct protocol to ban the use of fully autonomous weapon systems’, in so doing becoming the first Permanent Member of the UN Security Council to call for a ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapon systems’ (LAWS).” Source: China’s shock call for

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17 Apr 2018

Pence announces new space traffic management policy

“The National Space Council has formulated a comprehensive space traffic management policy, which it will ‘soon’ be sent to the president’s desk for approval, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday.” Source: Pence announces new space traffic management policy

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16 Apr 2018

Coalition launched 105 weapons against Syria, with none intercepted, DoD says

“As American, British and French ordnance rained down on a trio of Syrian regime targets, Russian air defense systems made no attempt to intercept the weapons, the Pentagon said Saturday.” Source: Coalition launched 105 weapons against Syria, with none intercepted, DoD says

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11 Apr 2018

Orbital ATK tests partially-3D printed warhead for hypersonic weapons

“The 50-lb warhead arrived to the test site in the Texas desert in the back of a dust-covered Jeep nestled in an unassuming open, beat-up cardboard box.” Source: Orbital ATK tests partially-3D printed warhead for hypersonic weapons

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03 Apr 2018

China’s ‘space dream’ sees nation edging closer to manned space station and a lunar landing

“The plunge back to Earth of a defunct Chinese space laboratory will not slow down Beijing’s ambitious plans to send humans to the moon.” Source: China’s ‘space dream’ sees nation edging closer to manned space station and a lunar landing | The Japan Times

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03 Apr 2018

Why Google Maps is a lost cause for Indonesian drivers

“Inaccurate maps, patchy internet and digital illiteracy conspire to make ride-sharing company drivers reluctant to rely on digital navigation – a rare bit of bad news for an otherwise booming industry” Source: You have not arrived: why Google Maps is a lost cause for Indonesian drivers | This Week In

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02 Apr 2018

Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says

“Internet companies need to be more transparent about the technology that runs their networks, especially with the emergence of systems fueled by artificial intelligence, French President Emmanuel Macron said.” Source: Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says – Bloomberg

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