Category Archives: Advanced Research & New Millennium Warfare

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Japanese Security Firm to Start Renting Surveillance Drones

We’ve got this little quadrotor from Japan that’s trying to be the next level of paranoia in private security. The drone itself is made by zee Germans over at Ascending Technologies,…

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Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attack on Council on Foreign Relations

Computer hackers traced to China carried out an advanced cyberespionage attack against one of America’s most elite foreign policy web groups – the website of the Council on Foreign Relations…

The U.S. carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the air war there eight years ago

Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone – more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED

The United States carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the covert air…

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Revealed: NSA targeting domestic computer systems in secret test

  Newly released files show a secret National Security Agency program is targeting the computerized systems that control utilities to discover security vulnerabilities, which can be used to defend the…

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Social media users who comment on military actions ‘could be military targets’

Social media users who use tweets and online posts to comment on a military operation could be regarded as legitimate military targets. Australian army Land Warfare Studies Centre analyst Chloe…

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VADER: drone-based system automatically spots and tracks people from 25,000 feet

The Army is looking to award another three-year contract to keep the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar (VADER) system, first tested in 2009, up and running. VADER is capable of…

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First Batch of DARPA’s Synthetic Blood Delivered to FDA, Could Be on Battlefields Soon

Perhaps ranking behind only bullets and water, blood is one of those things you really don’t want to run out of on the battlefield. But better battlefield medicine — as…

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10 brilliant DARPA inventions

Davey Winder counts down ten amazing innovations that were born at – or inspired by – the legendary US defence agency Established in 1958 in response to the launch of…

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Fifty years of DARPA: Hits, misses and ones to watch

Founded to protect the US against “technological surprise”, the agency has achieved some spectacular successes – and failures – in its 50-year history. Successful projects The internet: Precisely who ‘invented’…

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12 Insane But True DARPA Projects

In the scifi TV series Fringe, the government gives a couple geniuses a lab and a mandate to come up with crazy technologies to defend America. DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research…

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Is Moscow Developing Super Duper Secret Mega Weapons?

Here is what the Kremlin wants you to believe about its secret weapons program: In about eight years, it may be able to warp your chromosomes, brainwash you with a…

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The Reaper Presidency: Obama’s 300th drone strike in Pakistan

A US drone strike in Shin Warsak, South Waziristan on December 1 2012 marked the 300th drone strike in Pakistan of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Bureau research. The attack was the…

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Israel to use drones in Azerbaijan for possible Iran strike

Israel plans to use unmanned drones it deployed in Azerbaijan to preemptively strike Iranian missile sites in the event of a war, the London-based Sunday Times reported. The report comes…

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Russia will deploy a new global intelligence radar system

Russia completes the harmonization of the technical documentation and the project funding of the multiposition reconnaissance information system (MRIS), quoting a source in the Defense Ministry. Implementation of a new…

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Spaun, simulated human brain built by Canadian scientists, thinks like a human

Scientists at the University of Waterloo inCanada have built a computer simulation of a functioning human brain that can recognize lists of numbers and write them down, do simple math problems…