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Watch This Drone Helicopter Take Off At Sea

Unmanned and unafraid<p>The Fire Scout C’s smooth, gray body is a mockery of helicopter form. Where there should be windows, there are bulbous gray surfaces; where there should be pilots, there are only computer racks; and where there should be the nervous sweat that comes with taking off at sea, …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Here's The Reality Behind The Futuristic Weapons In 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

We called up the developers at Activision's Sledgehammer Games to ask for the details.<p>"Because the experience would be pushing people's boundaries of what is believable, we wanted to show that the research was real," said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head at Sledgehammer.<p>It became a hard …

Call of Duty

Army Wants To 3-D Scan Recruits' Bodies To Build Better Armor

Male and female soldiers may have anatomical differences, military research finds<p>In an announcement earlier this morning, New York-based startup Body Labs revealed the body-scanned future of the United States Army. In a two-year contract worth more than $900,000, the company will provide detailed …

The Navy Is Developing A Next-Generation Drone That Can Land On Aircraft Carriers

In the first quarter of 2015, the US Navy will pick a winner from among the four defense contractors asked to design a version of the aircraft.<p>According to a rundown of Navy programs, four to eight units of the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) will be brought into …

Military

See the U.S. Navy's terrifying new laser weapon in action

The U.S. Navy’s latest laser is ready to be used in combat, Pentagon officials announced Wednesday, after overseeing a three-month test of the …

NASA spaceship faces critical test flight on Thursday | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit for the first time since the 1960s-era Apollo moon program is due to blast off on Thursday in a long-awaited debut test flight.<p>Tourists stand on the original Apollo 1 launch pad overlooking the Delta …

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.<p><b>Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.</b><p><b>Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new</b> …

Fly Electric: The Aircraft of the Future Takes Flight

Predictions for the world in 2025 (Sponsor: Thomson Reuters)<p>In the French Alps last summer, a plane set seven new world records. The two-seater aircraft climbed more than 20,000 feet in under two minutes, and reached speeds of 142 miles per hour. It flew nonstop for 300 miles. Perhaps these numbers …

Boeing aims to make missile defense more like space programs | Reuters

EL SEGUNDO Calif. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to address quality and reliability issues with the sharply criticized $41 billion homeland missile defense system by adopting controls from space programs, a company official said.<p>The Boeing logo is seen at …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

Islamic State sets sights on Saudi Arabia

<b>The leadership of Islamic State (IS) has no intention of standing still.</b><p>In a 17-minute audio message, purportedly from its elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group sets its sights firmly on Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam and the world's largest oil producer and exporter.<p>The speaker does …

DARPA Wants Airborne Aircraft Carriers

A drone mothership. You know, for defense.<p>Apart from America’s nuclear arsenal, the 10 active aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy are the most powerful single units of military might in the world. While the combined ranges of ships and planes mean carriers can place bombs on most of the Earth’s …

Aviation

Grad Student Invents Flying Ambulance Drone To Deliver Emergency Shocks

Drones have been used to kill people in war zones and to spy on people. Now a sharp young graduate student in the Netherlands has come up with an innovative new use for drones that could one day help save thousands of lives.<p>The American Heart Association estimates that about 360,000 people in the …

Binyamin Netanyahu 'chickenshit', say US officials in explosive interview

US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit prime minister”, “coward” and a man more interested in his own political survival than peace.<p>The furious assessment delivered …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …

White House Hit With What Appears To Be Sustained Cyberattack

WASHINGTON -- The White House computer network has been hit by what appears to be a sustained cyberattack, administration sources told HuffPost.<p>The White House -- or the Executive Office of the President (EOP) -- regularly gets hit with hapless cyberattacks from all corners of the web, but the one …

Future Airplanes Might Replace Windows With OLED Screens

Say goodbye to your window seat<p>There may be no such thing as a window seat on the airliners of the future. A concept released by the U.K.’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) envisions airliners with thinner walls, made by doing away with cabin windows altogether. In their place, CPI sees OLED …

A tank veteran on Fury: 'Very realistic, but it can't show the full horror of war

I first met Bill about five years ago in his local pub following a Remembrance Day service in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Recently widowed, he sat in the corner on his own, nursing his pint. We struck up a conversation about the war and over time became firm friends.<p>Bill was called up in 1942 and …

Sandia Labs Reveals New Sniper Sight [Video]

The lens borrows from eyeball mechanics for effortless changes in focus.<p>In the tense moments of a long-range gun battle, unnecessary movements can give away a combatant's position, cause them to lose sight of the enemy, and possibly lead to fatalities. For America’s special forces, Sandia National …

US Drone Strikes In Pakistan: Research Claims Only 4 Percent Of Victims Are Al-Qaeda Militants

Resarch by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has reported just 4 percent of US drone strikes in Pakistan have killed people identified as …

Islamic State flying three jets in Syria: monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air.<p>The group, which has seized swathes of land …

Space plane: Mysterious US military plane returns to Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116908_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616472_4872cf44b669b951e6ffe1a4102efb75<p><b>An unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.</b><p>The aircraft, resembling a miniature …

Secret Robot Space Plane Returns To Earth Today

Classified: What the space plane does. Unclassified: America has a freakin' robotic space plane.<p>In 2012, the Air Force sent an unmanned robot plane into space. It is scheduled to return today, completing its third voyage into space, one that began way back in the simpler days of 2012. The X-37B …