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These graphics show the crucial differences between the world's 3 types of aircraft carrier

Aircraft carriers are the ultimate symbol of a country's military power and prestige. These floating islands of military power take years to build, and they do not come cheap. The first of the US's new Ford-class of super carrier has a $13 billion price tag.<p>Still, despite the cost, a number of …

Military

US

We Can Colonize the Moon by 2022—and for Less than the Cost of an Aircraft Carrier

$10 Billion<p>By 2022 (that’s just six years from now), and with $10 billion—which is cheaper than a single US aircraft carrier—the Earth could already …

#Repost @royal_navy_pics ・・・ Harrier pilot's view as he prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal 🇬🇧

Microsoft's Huge Update Could Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Apps

One new program can identify human feelings<p>This has been a good week for artificial intelligence: On Monday, Google publicly released TensorFlow, a powerful machine learning platform that researchers can use to create their own artificial intelligence programs. On Tuesday Nvidia announced a sizable …

An Interactive Guide To The Latest Artificially Intelligent Robots

Some are helpful. Some are creepy.<p>As our favorite companion robot Buddy can attest, artificial intelligence reached a fever pitch in 2015: Humanoids now greet customers in retail stores, intelligent speakers control your smart home, and digital assistants have taken over your scheduling. Some are …

Artificial Intelligence

Iran Reveals Latest Humanoid Robot: 'Surena III'

Walking into the future at less than 1 mph<p>What’s over six feet tall, 216 pounds, and poses no direct threat to America? If you guessed “the latest humanoid robot from Iran,” you can probably skip this story—but for everyone else, the Surena III is Iran’s latest human-shaped technology demonstrator, …

Robotics

Carnegie Mellon Weakly Denies That It Got Paid To Help FBI Crack Anonymity Tool

Layers of intrigue in The Onion Router<p>It is easy to forget, in our social age of public profiles and constantly tracked online presence, but there are parts of the internet that still offer obscurity. Tor, an identity-cloaking tool initially funded in part by DARPA and still funded to this day in …

Privacy

George Lucas on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': 'They weren’t keen to have me involved'

George Lucas has compared his retirement from <i>Star Wars</i> to a break-up — a mutual one, maybe, but it nonetheless comes with hard feelings.<p>Before …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers have a secret weapon, thanks to Steven Spielberg

It's called "The Spielberg Face"<p>Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential storytellers America has ever produced, and one of his enduring legacies is a shot that's often referred to as the "Spielberg Face."<p>Here's a video explaining it.<p>"Eyes open, staring in wordless wonder in a moment where …

Raspberry Pi 2 Solid State Drive Shield Unveiled By Pi 2 Design

Pi 2 Design has this week unveiled a new multifunctional Solid State Drive shield it has created for the awesome Raspberry Pi 2 computer that allows …

Four drone pilots call strikes a "driving force for terrorism"

Four former US Air Force drone pilots have come forward with a blistering critique of the current drone program, first published in <i>The Guardian</i>. In an open letter addressed to President Obama, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and CIA director John Brennan, the pilots argue the civilian …

ClearView Gestures for Android launches apps with a swipe

While our phones are getting better at handling multiple tasks, switching between them to get things done still takes more than a couple of taps.<p>ClearView Gestures makes it a lot easier: the free tool lets you draw a squiggle to launch apps, make calls or compose a text message to anyone, no matter …

ASUS Chromebit officially launched, $85 Chrome desktop on-a-stick available soon

Having previously announced the Chromebit in March, today, ASUS and Google are officially launching the HDMI stick-based Chrome OS computer. The little stick essentially turns any HDMI-equipped screen or monitor in to a basic Chrome OS desktop and costs just $85…<p>ASUS’ Chromebit will deliver …

Mobile Technology

Notre Dame's Iconic Brand Has Playoff Committee Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The selection committee finds itself in a most precarious position—one that transcends selecting the top four teams in college football. If push comes to shove and all things are generally equal, would a College Football Playoff so deeply concerned about eyeballs and interest really tell Notre …

I Used an 'Anti-Turing Test' to Prove Facebook's A.I. Has a Human Helper

Facebook has recently launched a limited beta of its ground-breaking artificially intelligent assistant called M. M's capabilities far exceed those of any competing AI. Where some would be hard-pressed to tell you the weather conditions for more than one location (god forbid you go on a trip), M …

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US Army Engineers Demonstrate Anti-Drone Technology

Published: 08 Oct 2015 | Author: Mike Rees<p>The US Army has announced that it has successfully demonstrated its latest counter-UAV (unmanned aerial …

Military

US military’s new TALOS suit is one step away from Iron Man

Pretty soon, you won’t need to be Tony Stark to have your own badass, high-tech suit of armor to use in combat, as the US military’s …

Military

Japan's New Tank Drops Like a Low-Rider

The Type 10 tank can rotate without spilling a glass of wine. Make that two glasses of wine.<p>In this impressive display of mechanical engineering, Japan's new Type 10 main battle tank recently demonstrated its ability to change stances and even rotate the hull while balancing two glasses of wine on …

How Good Is Russian Electronic Warfare? (Part I)

There’s been a slow accumulation of hysteria about this in the West since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Naturally, the Russians …

Technology transfer and training top Japanese bid

A high powered 12-man government and industry delegation travelled to Australia earlier this month in a bid to convince the nation of the merits of …

Putin’s most threatening weapons

Despite an economy choked by fresh international sanctions and low oil prices, Russia is continuing to produce new combat aircraft, tanks, submarines …

Chinese Researchers Develop Material to Make Jets Stealthier than Ever

The new material is roughly ten times thinner than previous radar-absorbing substances, making it viable in fighter jet and ship construction.<p>In a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics yesterday, Chinese scientists from Huazhong University of Science and Technology detail the …

The White House wants to poach 500 elite tech recruits from companies like Google and Facebook by the end of 2016 — here's how they plan to do it

"If you're an impact junkie, this is your Mt. Everest," former US chief technology officer and White House tech adviser Todd Park said at the Fast Company Innovation Festival last week .<p>After rebooting the troubled Healthcare.gov site by bringing in a small task force from the private tech sector, …

Silicon Valley

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

Introduction<p>2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found …

Fallout 4 launch dents Pornhub's gamer traffic, says Pornhub

Pornhub, bless its horny little heart, keeps coming up with novel ways to get free publicity, and damn if they don't work. Now the live streaming masturbation aid claims its traffic — from gamers, not overall — plunged on the day of <i>Fallout 4</i>'s launch.<p>This graph, supplied by PornHub yesterday (link …

Rare Supersonic Bomber Rolls Out of the Hangar for the First Time in Decades

The only Valkyrie left in the world—the last trace of the Air Force's first attempt to replace the B-52—is getting moved to a new wing of the Air Force's museum.<p>The world's only remaining North American XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber recently moved into the newly built fourth hangar at the …

Aviation

Reconstruction and Report on MH17 in Pictures