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Advanced Gun System was holding back the Navy’s new stealth destroyer

Development issues with the Navy’s Advanced Gun System, destined to be one of the main armaments of DDG-1000, prompted the Navy to change Zumwalt …

Military

Marines In the Hunt for a Mortar Round That Can Fire Up to 12 Miles

The Marine Corps is investing heavily in long-range fire systems as it prepares itself for future battles.<p>It's a capability gap that Marine Corps …

Military

How a tiny city-state became a military powerhouse with the best air force and navy in Southeast Asia

When thinking of countries that have the strongest militaries in the world, giants like the US, Russia, China, and the UK come to mind. In Asia — and Southeast Asia in particular — China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand are usually mentioned.<p>But the country that boasts the best air force and navy …

Military

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

The US military is snapping up the Army's new sidearm

Months after the Army started distributing its new Modular Handgun System to soldiers, the other service branches are following its lead and buying thousands of the new sidearms for themselves.<p>The latest confirmation comes from the Air Force, which told Military.com on Thursday that it planned to …

Military

15 Most Incredible Castles in Germany

if you're looking to add a touch of royal treatment to your next trip, take a look at our list of the most beautiful castles in Germany...

Bell: Where is Trudeau? Not helping us

You can almost hear Premier Notley’s voice.Where is Justin? Where is he? He said he would stand by us, fight for us. He told us the pipeline would be …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Universe

Army Accelerates Prototyping of Next-Generation Combat Vehicle - 2030s

The Army is massively speeding up its early prototyping of weapons and technology for its Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

Top 10 Best Mileage 2018 AWD Vehicles — mpgomatic.com

Once upon a time, exceptional fuel economy and all-wheel-drive (AWD) were mutually exclusive automotive attributes. But with today’s highly efficient …

Top 10

US Special Operators Want a Super Technical That Transforms Into Different Civilian Trucks

The trucks will have modular body kits that units can swap out to change their appearance to best blend in while operating in sensitive …

Nasa spacecraft reveals Jupiter's interior in unprecedented detail

Juno mission paints dramatic picture of the turbulence within the solar system’s largest planet<p>Jupiter’s interior has been revealed in unprecedented detail in observations by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft that show it to be as strange and turbulent as the planet’s surface.<p>Despite extensive studies of …

Astronomy

PARKIN: Trudeau’s India bungle had one cause: Fear of Jagmeet Singh

The official rationale for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent India trip was to promote foreign investment and trade. But it’s real purpose was …

El Salvador's Gangs Are Targeting Young Girls

And the Trump administration’s immigration policies are certain to make it worse.<p>SAN SALVADOR—At dusk on a dusty soccer field in San Salvador last April, three girls sat together on a bench. Dani, 12, and Sofia, 16, regularly played soccer with the boys; Diana, Sofia’s 14-year-old cousin, came to …

Immigration

Japan's long-awaited exoskeleton legs could help you walk again

They've finally been approved for patients in the United States.<p>We've been writing about the Cyberdyne HAL wearable robotic exoskeleton for nearly a decade. Now, it's finally arrived in the United States.<p>Today, the Japanese company's mechanical legs are officially available at the new Brooks …

Exoskeletons
Canada

A Hybrid Smartwatch for People Who Hate Smartwatches

<i>Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.</i><p>The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture is a totally new kind of smartwatch that combines a …

Smartwatches

Kelly McParland: Welcome home, Prime Minister! How was the trip? Oh. I see

Justin Trudeau’s much-lampooned expedition to India raises a number of questions beyond Ottawa’s basic ability to organize a credible foreign …

'They beat our a--es': Russian mercenaries talk about humiliating defeat by US in reportedly leaked audio

Leaked audio recordings said to be of Russian mercenaries in Syria capture expressions of lament and humiliation over a battle in early February involving US forces and Russian nationals.<p>Published by Polygraph.info — a fact-checking website produced by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio …

War

China unveils plans for hypersonic jet that can fly anywhere in the world in three hours

A new hypersonic aircraft could ferry passengers anywhere in the world in under three hours.<p>Travelling at up to 3,800 miles an hour, more than six times the speed of a typical commercial jet and twice as fast as a supersonic aircraft, it has been developed for the Chinese military, but could be …

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

11 Photos From Syria That Will Make Your Heart Break For The People In Eastern Ghouta

The government of Syria has been carrying out brutal airstrikes on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta since Sunday, according to the Syrian …

How the Corps Plans to Win a Cold Weather Fight

In the past year the Corps has upped the ante in its preparation for a major cold weather confrontation with a power like Russia or North Korea — a …

Mattis Tells 286,000 Non-Deployable Troops To Get Fit To Deploy Or "Find Something Else To Do"

Currently, at least 286,000 service members are not considered fit to deploy overseas for duty.<p>The Pentagon is implementing a new “deploy or out” policy that could affect up to 286,000 US service members who are currently not considered fit to deploy.<p>Defense officials say that the decision, which …

Jewel Boxes: Compact Luxury Crossovers Ranked from Worst to Best

Android Auto

Marines' New Expeditionary Advance Base Operations Concept

The Corps is scrambling to piece together a new operational concept to counter growing threats around the globe, especially the new long-range cruise …

Alleged ISIS fighter 'Jihad Jack' wants to come to Canada

A British-Canadian alleged ISIS fighter, dubbed ‘Jihadi Jack’ by British media, and his parents are asking the Canadian government to help secure his release from a Kurdish prison and let him come to Canada.<p>Canadian consular officials have been in contact 22-year-old Jack Letts, according to audio …

Middle East

MALCOLM: Forget peoplekind, Trudeau’s ISIS comments are the real problem

By now, most of the English-speaking world has heard about Justin Trudeau’s “peoplekind” gaffe. And while the international media poked fun at our …

Five Great Board Games for a Party of Two…or One

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

A budget the likes of which the Pentagon has never seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else.<p>And next …

Military