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A volunteer project used GPS to detect a North Korean missile test

An open-source intelligence project is using GPS satellites to track intercontinental ballistic missiles, such as the one tested by North Korea last week Technology 23 November 2022 By…

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Why the US military could replace spy satellites with solar planes

The US military has spent billions of dollars on spy satellites and supersonic surveillance aircraft, but now it seems to be focusing on slow, lightweight solar-powered planes to…

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Unpiloted military helicopter flies 134 km in simulated mission

A retrofitted Black Hawk helicopter flew autonomously between mountains to deliver blood supplies in a simulated mission. It also picked up a simulated medical casualty Technology 2 November…

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Will Ukraine deploy lethal autonomous drones against Russia?

Ukraine has used drones in innovative ways throughout the Russia-Ukraine war, and may now be preparing to deploy machines capable of finding and attacking targets without direct human…

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Boston Dynamics leads call to stop arming robots – will anyone listen?

A group of robot-makers led by Boston Dynamics has pledged to push back on any attempts to add weapons to their creations, but other companies will continue to…

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Stealth rubber coating could make submarines nearly invisible to sonar

Computer simulations found that a material made from three layers of rubber could absorb most frequencies used for sonar, which if affixed to a submarine would make it…

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