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Drone warfare: life on the new frontline | Chris Woods

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Will Bethesda Announce 'Fallout 4' At Their First Ever E3 Event?

Bethesda made a short, but significant announcement today, a mere 80 words on their blog. Despite the length of the post, what they said was completely unprecedented: Bethesda will have an E3 press event for the first time ever.<p>Major software companies like Ubisoft and EA have had E3 press events …

Russian Mechanized Infantry Receives New Electronic Warfare System

© Photo : ROSTEC<p>Russian Military Receives Cutting-Edge Electronic Warfare Systems<p>The newest Borisoglebsk-2V electronic warfare system has been …

Beyond Pistorius: rise of 'cyberathletes' could change sport as we know it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Andy Lewis' dream died when he was 16. Just out of school, the Englishman had been accepted for an elite traineeship with the army when he was hit by a truck, which resulted in most of his left leg being amputated.<p>The available prosthetics were basic and uncomfortable, severely restricting …

China detains Canadian man over state secrets

<b>China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but has released his wife on bail.</b><p>Kevin and Julia Garratt, a Christian couple, run a coffee shop in Dandong on the North Korean border.<p>They were seized by investigators six months ago. State media said then that they …

China

Jordan Tells ISIS That Revenge Airstrikes Are Just 'The Beginning'

A wave of airstrikes against ISIS was just “the beginning” of Jordan’s retaliation for the burning death of a fighter pilot, its military declared while promising to attack the Islamist militants “until they are destroyed.”<p>Up to 20 Jordanian F-16 fighter jets carried out airstrikes against ISIS in …

TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

One cool but sunny afternoon in January, I drove an hour outside of Las Vegas to try out a magical new gun. The system was explained to me in detail, with the conclusion being that <i>anyone</i> could hit the bulls-eye. I was skeptical, but excited to try it out anyway.<p>I arrived at a massive shooting range …

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

Military

Robo-wings: Military drones that mimic hawks and insects

<b>(CNN) —</b> Picking through the rubble of war-damaged buildings in combat zones, looking for enemies, survivors, booby traps or worse is one of the most dangerous jobs in the military.<p>To take the dirt and danger out of mopping up operations, a Pentagon agency is developing a surveillance robo-hawk that …

The bullet that can change direction mid-air

The U.S. military is developing a "smart bullet." CNN's Thom Patterson explains this groundbreaking project, code-named EXACTO.

DARPA Wants Drones To Hunt In Packs

Making fewer amounts of humans responsible for greater amounts of drones<p>Drones work best operating in packs. Last year, a study by the RAND corporation showed that when two or more drones are tracking the same target, they are much more successful at staying on its trail. Right now, however, flying …

Drones