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A Self-Piloting Human Transport Drone Flew Untethered for the First Time

As tech companies, car manufacturers, and governments like France usher in a self-driving transit ecosystem, handing the keys over to computers seems …

Drones

19 unforgettable quotes from legendary Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

The 66-year-old retired four-star general met with Trump on November 19 to discuss a possible job offer as defense secretary, and a large portion of DC is rallying behind him.<p>Mattis is something of a legendary figure in the US military. Viewed as a warrior among Marines and respected by members of …

Military

U.S. launches most advanced weather satellite ever built

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11-billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.<p>This new GOES-R spacecraft will bring new precision to tracking U.S. weather: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, …

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations<p>US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance …

The Brain

Trump rushed off stage at campaign rally; protester says he was roughed up

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump was rushed off a stage here Saturday by Secret Service agents during a campaign speech after an incident in the crowd near the front of the stage.<p>A Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement there was a commotion in the crowd and an "unidentified individual" …

Donald Trump

This Magnetic Ink Would Let Broken Wearable Heal Themselves

If you cut through this gadget it will repair itself in minutes.<p>As wearables become more ubiquitous, scientists are looking forwards towards the problems these new technologies may present. One recent avenue of inquiry is into printable tech, using inks that conduct electronic current to print …

Britain is building the world's most advanced warship in Scotland next year

Fallon announced the timing for the construction of eight Type 26 global combat ships from BAE Systems for summer 2017, even though the final agreement between the government and the engineering giant has yet to be signed.<p>Fallon said in a statement:<p>"Backed by Britain's rising Defence budget, the …

Military

Report: German military intelligence finds 20 Islamists in Bundeswehr

The German government is planning security checks on all Bundeswehr applicants from July 2017 after 20 Islamists were uncovered in the army, a report …

Middle East

Hyperloop Pod Designers Visit SpaceX Test Track

Gearing up for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, 30 student teams from around the world traveled to SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California base this week …

High-speed Rail

To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Economics

The US Military's TALOS Suit Is an Iron Man-Like Exoskeleton

The dream of flying around in an Iron Man-like suit The Tactical Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is under development by Special Operations Command …

Robotics

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines allowing the towers act like massive batteries once the wind stops blowing. It’s the first major example of the two technologies being …

Hydroelectric Power

China's new J-20 stealth fighter screams on to scene

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two of China's brand new, top-of-the-line stealth fighter jets streaked and screamed across an air exhibition on Tuesday as Beijing showed its newest military hardware to the public for the first time.<p>The J-20 fighter is called Beijing's answer to the US F-22 stealth fighter and the F-35 …

Military

Elon Musk Says Tesla's New Solar Tiles Can Defrost Themselves

Hold onto your butts solar aficionados, the next generation solar roof is coming, and it looks good. During a brief event Friday night, Elon Musk …

Tesla

Tesla confirms ‘Powerpack 2’ with ‘twice the energy density’, says already delivered 300 MWh of Tesla batteries

Tesla decided to leave its new Powerpack out of its upcoming announcement for the solar roof and Powerwall 2.0 on Friday and instead confirmed the new battery pack in a blog tonight. As we reported in exclusivity earlier this month, the next generation Powerpack, now called ‘Powerpack 2’ by Tesla, …

Tesla

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Defense Secretary: Forces ready in 'weeks' for battle to retake ISIS capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday it will be only a matter of weeks before the US and its allies are ready to drive ISIS from Raqqa, its symbolic capital in Syria.<p>The preparations come amid fears the terror group is plotting an attack somewhere around the world from inside the …

Middle East

Exercises help NATO fill gaps in air and missile defenses: general

BERLIN (Reuters) - Short-notice military exercises and forthcoming deployments will help NATO fill gaps in its air and missile defenses as it revamps its approach to deter Russia in eastern Europe, a top U.S. general said.<p>NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a news conference during a …

North Africa

Boston Dynamics' New Robot Is A Tiny Friendly Dog With An Extra Limb

Cute and alien<p>Robots are not like us. They may inhabit the same spaces, and they may mimic life in their movements, but the kinds of bodies that lend themselves to metal and springs are not the same as those built from flesh and bone. No one knows this better than Boston Dynamics, the formerly …

NASA is making a data modem driven by light

Now that photonic (that is, light-based) chips are a practical reality, they're going to get their ultimate test: space. NASA is developing an integrated photonics modem that will be used to test high-speed laser communications between Earth and spacecraft that are in low and geosynchronous orbits. …

Gigantic Gas Cloud on Collision Course With Our Galaxy

In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.

NASA's Curiosity rover beams home a selfie from a Martian sand dune

NASA's Curiosity rover is checking out some sand dunes on Mars, and like any good traveler in an exotic locale, it has a selfie to prove it.<p>The …

Elon Musk set to unveil Mars spacecraft later this year

Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he expects to unveil plans for the spacecraft that would send humans to Mars within a decade.<p>Speaking at an event in Hong Kong, Musk said he was “hoping to describe the architecture” of the spacecraft at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico in …

Space Travel

The Latest: Trump makes new attack on Fox host Megyn Kelly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local.<p>10:30 a.m.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is continuing his attacks on Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly.<p>The GOP front-runner …

Donald Trump

Comedian Goes Undercover to Test Out the ‘Gun Show Loophole’ — Watch How Gun Sellers React to Requests

With the debate over gun control in America raging on fiercer than ever, conservative pundit and comedian Steven Crowder decided he would conduct an experiment to see if it really is as easy to purchase automatic weapons as some liberal politicians and celebrities have claimed.<p>Crowder visited …

Guns

The admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has not been allowed to see military secrets for years

For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.<p>Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch has been barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013, when the Navy learned from the Justice Department …

Military

CLIVEN BUNDY: The arrest of my son should be a 'wake-up call to America'

"This is a total disaster to be happening in America," he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We have, I'm guessing, federal people killing innocent people. I'll tell you one thing, my sons and those who were there were there to do good, no harm was intended, they would never threaten anybody, they …

Oregon

US Air Force confirms sending Lockheed F-35 jets to UK air shows

The two jets from Luke Air Force Base will be on static display at the shows, and one will participate in a so-called "heritage flight," with vintage warplanes, Air Force spokeswoman Major Kelley Jeter said in a statement.<p>"We're very excited about demonstrating this capability to the world," said …

Military

Danish parliament approves plan to seize assets from refugees

New law allows police to search asylum seekers to secure cash and valuables, as European leaders continue to call for sealing of Balkan borders<p>European states have reacted in some of the most drastic ways yet to the continent’s biggest migration crisis since the second world war, with Denmark …

Europe

There's now an Oregon-esque self-styled 'militia' protesting in Flint, Michigan, about the government's role in the water crisis

A self-styled "militia" — one that shares similar ideas with the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon — is now joining in Flint, Michigan's recovery effort after a public health disaster involving the city's water supply.<p>The group, which calls itself the Genesee County Volunteer Militia …

Water