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China's new stealth fighter uses powerful materials with geometry not found in nature

Metamaterials can make the J-20 an extra stealthy electromagnetic force.<p>China's new fighter, the J-20, uses a combination of stealth and datalinks to compete with the best fighters on the planet. Now, state media says the country is also mass-producing metamaterials for the aircraft, which could …

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Tripwire is a popular Linux Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that runs on systems in order to detect if unauthorized filesystem changes occurred over …

Linux

The ultimate plain-English guide to Bitcoin forks

It looks like, in the last few months, Bitcoin has made friends with forking. When I wrote about Bitcoin forking the last time, I didn’t expect there would be this many so soon. But hey, here we are, trying to make sense of what the hell is happening in the crypto world.<p>With this article, I try to …

Libre Tritium SBC Mini PC Supports Linux And Android From Just $9

Following on from the successful launch of their Le Potato Single Board mini PC offering a Raspberry Pi form factor together with 2 GB of RAM, HDMI …

How to create your own Blockchain?

What is the best way of learning if not creating something on your own? So to learn a blockchain just create one by yourself!<p>Introduction<p>Ethereum …

This self-driving police car can track criminals and launch drones — and it’s about to be deployed in Dubai

OTSAW Digital has created a self-driving car that patrols streets and can launch a surveillance drone. The machines will arrive in Dubai by the end of 2017. By 2030, Dubai wants robots to make up 25% of their police force.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Autonomous Cars

Google's DeepMind made an AI that can imagine the future

Google’s London-based AI outfit DeepMind has created two different types of AI that can use their ‘imagination’ to plan ahead and perform tasks with a higher success rate than AIs without imagination. Sorry if I made you click because you wanted AIs predicted flying cars. I promise this is cool too.<p>…

What Should Beginners Know About Adversarial Machine Learning?

<i>What should people new to the field know about adversarial machine learning? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alexey Kurakin, Research Engineer at Google Brain, on Quora:</b><p>In the first …

Machine Learning

This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim

The Vim text editor is beloved by programmers. It’s ludicrously powerful, and lets you accomplish tasks with greater efficiency than you otherwise would. But boy, is it complicated. So complicated that one of the most popular questions on developer Q&A site Stack Overflow is “<i>How do I exit …

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

This sounds a little like <i>Minority Report</i> to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects <i>before</i> a crime is …

Video stream with Node.js and HTML5

I was asked how to do video stream using Node.js, something I had yet to try so, “why not” I thought, let me share my findings.<p>The “challenge” was to …

JavaScript

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

Artificial Intelligence

"THOR" hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

According to the design team, the THOR is based on a concept raised in 1913. Called the <i>monocopter,</i> it was "structurally efficient" – the whole frame …

Aviation

The ultimate plain English guide to cybersecurity buzzwords

Words like worm, trojan horse and zombie may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality of life online.<p>Now that we communicate, work and entertain ourselves on the internet, these familiar terms start to take on new meaning. They’re just a few of the cybersecurity …

Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0-day | Ars Technica

There’s currently no patch for the bug, which affects most or all versions of Word.<p><b>Update, 4/10/2017, 9:20 AM California time:</b> Security experts are …

Information Security

What Is Tokenization?

Sometimes we read certain words and have only a vague notion of what they mean but, not willing to invest the time necessary to understand their full import, we gloss over them. Personally, I know I do this while reading industry publications for background research. I'll encounter a word and just …

Forget Mirai – Brickerbot malware will kill your crap IoT devices

Rogue code aims to create permanent DoSA new form of attack code has come to town and it uses techniques similar to Mirai to permanently scramble …

Information Security

Give robots 'personhood' status, EU committee argues

Proposed rules for robots and AI in Europe include a push for a general basic income for humans, and ‘human rights’ for robots<p>The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, including a form of “electronic …

The Future

Did This Mysterious Female Hacker Help Crack the DNC?

Alisa Shevchenko is a ‘self-taught,’ relatively unknown player in Russia’s hacker scene. Why did the Obama administration target her, of all people, …

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower

In this Instructable I will show you how to build a flamethrower from inexpensive materials found in your local hardware store and hobby shop. With a …

Arduino

Drone Sets Record For Longest Flight Time By VTOL Aircraft

22, 22, 22 hours to go: I want to be elevated<p>At 2:06 in the afternoon on August 9th, four propellers lifted an unusual drone into the sky. Exactly 22 hours, 29 minutes, and 38 seconds, the drone finally landed, settling back to earth at 12:39 P.M. on August 10th. It landed as the holder of a new …

Drone flies as both biplane and helicopter using one propeller

There are helicopter drones and fixed-wing drones, but creating a hybrid of both is tricky. Even Parrot's Swing, as clever as it is, needs four propellers and elaborate wings to pull off its stunt. However, TU Delft (with backing from Parrot) has a far more elegant solution. Its DelftAcopter drone …

Intel ships RealSense-powered kits to build your own robots and drones

Want to build a drone at home? Intel is shipping its Aero Compute Board so you can get your unmanned aerial vehicle in the sky.<p>The Aero Compute Board is priced at a hefty $399 and available on Intel’s website. It’s a complete drone board system in one unit, but you have to buy certain hardware, …

The Marine Corps is checking out these seek-and-destroy kamikaze drones

But imagine if a UAS could observe a target for units on the ground, providing intel on a key terrorist leader or bomb making factory <i>and</i> be the bomb that takes them out.<p>That's the kind of capability special operations units like the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command are looking for, …

Military

A lightweight drone is investigating Hurricane Matthew by flying into the eye of the storm

No one’s ever gotten closer to a hurricane than the Coyote.<p>Whenever a hurricane nears land, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dispatches several aircrafts to inspect its intensity from the top down. However, since planes carrying passengers can’t get very close to a storm …

Weather

Textron's New Drone Is A Game Changer

Textron's new V-247 Vigilant drone takes aim at NORTHROP GRUMMAN'S TERN contract. Image source: Textron.<p>For four months we've known the results of the DARPA drone competition: <b>AeroVironment</b> (NASDAQ: AVAV) will not build the Navy's new "TERN" vertical-landing-and-take-off drone. <b>Northrop Grumman</b> …

SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

Future water taxi service may be coming to Paris<p>When our streets become too congested, why not take to the open water to get around? SeaBubbles is a startup that aims to revolutionize waterborne transportation through fleets of sleek, hydrofoil-equipped shuttles designed to make city travel more …

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Wi

This tutorial shows how to design a remotely controlled two-wheeled robotic rover over a wi-fi network, using an Arduino Uno connected to an ESP8266 …

Arduino