26 Feb 2021

National Lab Creates Technology to Detect Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

The Idaho National Laboratory has crafted technology that can successfully detect cryptocurrency mining malware and is now seeking an external partner with the appropriate expertise to bring it to market. The technology detects hidden malware that exploits infected computing systems’ resources to mine digital currencies, according to the national lab.

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25 Feb 2021

Army Outfits Paratroopers with Wearables to Gauge Stress

A new US military initiative has Alaska-based Army paratroopers sporting wearables that collect biometric data. The program aims to detect soldiers’ stress levels and how they operate in extreme environments and high pressure. The project is in collaboration with the University of Queensland, according to a recent press release. A

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24 Feb 2021

Facebook Hashtag Purge Fails To Stop Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories Spreading

Facebook has pledged to use artificial technology and human moderators in order to crack down on harmful hashtags related to misinformation campaigns perpetrated by the likes of conspiracy groups such as QAnon. However, Facebook has been struggling to actually implement this policy. Facebook allegedly had to block a hashtag from

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23 Feb 2021

Pentagon Pursues 5G Applications for Space

The US military is seeking to expand 5G networking capabilities into space, according to a new Pentagon solicitation. According to the agency, Space Force officials intend to tap into newly emerging 5G technologies to support space data transport throughout space. The Air Force published a joint solicitation last Thursday regarding

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19 Feb 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover has landed on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover has safely landed on the surface of Mars after surviving a long journey through the Martian atmosphere. The technology touched down at the Jezero crater on Thursday afternoon after a process described as “seven minutes of terror,” referring to the seven minutes it takes the spacecraft to

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18 Feb 2021

DARPA, Linux Foundation Partner to Advance 5G

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is partnering with the Linux Foundation, a major technology consortium, to foster open-source software development collaboration. DARPA seeks to advance emerging technologies alongside many of its federal counterparts. This includes cutting-edge tech such as 5G, according to Wednesday’s press release. The Linux Foundation

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17 Feb 2021

DOD’s Smart Warehouse-Enabling 5G Network is Officially In the Works

The Defense Department’s 5G enabled warehouse is officially in the works, according to a press release on Wednesday. The Defense Department will utilize the private 5G wireless network to aid the department in its experimentation with new cutting-edge technologies at the smart warehouse. The DoD received assistance from Federated Wireless

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17 Feb 2021

Drones With Facial Recognition Are Primed To Fly

Israeli surveillance companies are currently developing drones equipped with facial recognition capabilities, leading American law enforcement to consider adding the controversial tech to their fleet as well. An Israeli startup called AnyVision filed a patent application, which was published earlier this month, detailing technology to help a drone find the

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16 Feb 2021

Bitcoin Trades Above $50,000 for First Time

On Tuesday, Bitcoin reached $50,000 for the first time. The cryptocurrency’s value has doubled in less than two months as the total market value of the bitcoins in circulation hits $940 billion. The digital currency was traded as high as $50,203.53 this morning, up 4.2% and more than 73% for

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16 Feb 2021

JAIC Seeks Test and Evaluation Services for Artificial Intelligence

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is seeking support for artificial intelligence testing and evaluation services. The program supports the goals of the Defense Department and the US government in achieving an upper hand in harnessing cutting-edge technology at the start of the new decade. The JAIC released the request

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