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Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Languages Without a Dictionary - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>November 29, 2017<p>Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Languages Without a Dictionary<p>Parlez-vous …

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless, clean energy. While …

The USAF Is Rebuilding World War II-Era 40mm Shells for its AC-130U Gunships

The service is the last user of the Bofors cannon in the US military and has had to go hunting for more ammunition.<p>Clemens Vasters via Wikimedia<p>The …

The 5 Best Aircraft Carriers Ever

<i>If Midway deserves a place mainly for technical reasons, the Essex-class carrier Franklin earns laurels for the resiliency of her hull and fortitude</i> …

Carrier Lincoln Redelivers to the Navy After 4-Year Refueling and Complex Overhaul

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts high-speed turn drills during sea trials on May 11, 2017. Abraham Lincoln is …

Military

Watch the US Marine Corps' F-35 run and gun for the first time

The US Marine Corps' F-35B just made history by firing its gun pod for the first time while flying.<p>The gun pod, which straps on to the belly of the F-35B and US Navy's F-35C, allows the ship-based fighters the option to sacrifice a little stealth, drag, and range for 220-rounds of 25 mm firepower — …

Military

$16 Billion U.S. Air Force T-X Competition: Who Will Win?

If the U.S. Air Force chooses Boeing’s submission for its T-X advanced jet trainer competition, the company expects to build the aircraft in Saint …

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired

With the beginning of summer, pools all over the US are opening for recreational swimming — but in the Navy, recruits are getting ready for the brutal Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, or BUD/S, that will turn some of them into Navy SEALs.<p>In the SEALs, where recruits of the elite special …

Military

How the Humvee Compares to the New Oshkosh JLTV

Why the Humvee is getting replaced by a Chevrolet-Silverado-HD-powered armored truck<p>After over three decades of faithful service, the United States Army and Marine Corps are replacing the AM General Humvee in frontline service with the Oshkosh JLTV. Although Humvees will continue to serve …

US to send nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to train in the UK amid tensions with Russia

Gen. Robin Rand insisted the training mission is routine and will coincide with a major airshow at the Fairford Royal Air Force base this summer.<p>He declined to say what type of bombers will be sent to train at the base, which has been used for U.S. combat operations in the past. Global Strike …

Military

This Air Force Cadet Has Invented a Bullet-Stopping Goo to Reinforce Body Armour

This is nuts.<p>After a little more than a year of research and more than 20 attempts to get the right materials, an Air Force Academy cadet and …

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The iPhone Of Stealth Combat Aircraft

The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 did more than merely improve the state of mobile communications or make Apple a pile of money. It transformed …

Star Citizen impresses at CitizenCon with big new procedural planets video

Another corker of a Star Citizen gameplay video just aired at the annual CitizenCon bash, and this one has a sort of Mako vehicle, sort of sand …

The One Exercise That Beats Anxiety

Anxiety can prevent you from achieving things you want, living a healthy life, and being yourself. If you suffer from social anxiety, especially when …

Behold: 5 Most Lethal Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Bombers and Fighter Aircraft of All Time

In today's world, where everyday it seems a new piece of military technology is poised to take over the battlefield and make everything else …

Military

FBI releases long held Tesla documents revealing fascinating details

<b>The recently declassified documents from the FBI reveal the Governments interest in the Death Ray –a futuristic particle beam weapon that Tesla had</b> …

Nikola Tesla

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever<p>A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by …

The US Air Force's AC-130 gunship could be outfitted with laser cannons

The new head of Air Force Special Operations Command has said he's bullish on outfitting part of his fearsome AC-130 gunship fleet with lasers to blast ground targets and is even considering placing such weapons on CV-22 Osprey tiltrotors for his air commandos.<p>Admittedly a high-energy laser cannon …

Military

Axial stack battery design could unlock the era of supersonic electric airliners

The latest generation of electric powertrain technology is leading toward some very exciting developments in the aviation world, from VTOL air taxis …

Ancient Roman coins found buried under ruins of Japanese castle leave archaeologists baffled

Archaeologists were left baffled by the "strange" discovery of ancient Roman coins buried in the ruins of a castle in Japan.<p>The four copper coins …

NASA unveils electric plane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — At NASA, an experiment is underway that could upend the aviation industry:<p>A fully electric plane.<p>As electric cars roll out across the world -- nixing the need to pay soaring fuel prices - NASA is looking to the skies, unveiling the X-57, or "Maxwell".<p>NASA says Maxwell could be on the runway …

Solar Impulse

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in South Africa

For nearly 50 years, systematic racial suppression and segregation gripped South Africa. While the tides turned in the early '90s and laws were overturned, apartheid had already seeped into the country architecture. Roads, rivers, and fields functioned as "buffer zones" to separate people by …

South Africa

Haters, shhhhh! The V-22 Osprey is an unbelievably accomplished aircraft

Without question, designing, building and operating a platform that could fly like an airplane and take off and land like a helicopter was a challenging endeavor.<p>So much so that it took several decades from the time the V-22 first flew to work out the kinks and learn the Osprey's unique aerodynamic …

Military

F-35 completes its first transatlantic flight

On Friday, the Italian Air Force's first F-35, dubbed AL-1 and serialed MM7332 (with code "32-01" and markings of the 32° Stormo - Wing) landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, at the end of the JSF's first transatlantic flight.<p>The aircraft was piloted by one of the two ItAF test …

Aerospace

Star Citizen Alpha Patch 2.1.2 Released, See the Changes Here

Star Citizen's latest update has arrived. Cloud Imperium Games has released Alpha Patch 2.1.2, which is described by the developer as a "very targeted bug fix patch for Crusader and Arena Commander."<p>You'll know you have the right version if your launcher shows "2.1.2-315233" as the client version, …

Gaming

Stunning Dark Souls 3 Screens Show More of the World

Prepare to squee.<p>Bandai Namco has released a host of HD Dark Souls III screenshots.<p>The screenshots show a Pyromancer in action, a new look Firelink …

Dark Souls

Russia Pulls Its Stealth Fighter Back From the Brink

Russian and Indian negotiators have bargained down the price for the Indo-Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — which is being developed …

Pentagon Names 10 ISIS Leaders Killed This Month

You know it’s a different kind of war when the Pentagon spends several minutes running down a list—by name, occupation and date of demise—of 10 …

Pentagon Thwarts Obama's Effort to Close Guantanamo

By Charles Levinson and David Rohde<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the …