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Military Drones

Pentagon considers using AI-controlled drones and robots in combat

May 10th, 2021

The future of warfare might involve advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that would have the ability and authority to assess situations and engage enemies without having a human in control of every robot or drone involved in the operation. It might sound like the kind of scenario that sci-fi movies like the Terminator and Matrix …

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Why did a jet fighter break the sound barrier over Paris?

September 30th, 2020

A massive boom was heard all over Paris earlier today. Defense Department officials say it was the result of a jet fighter breaking the sound barrier high over the city. It’s unclear why the plane was flying over the city and why it broke the sound barrier, but it may have been accidental. A massive …

CDC shuts down military virus lab after failed safety inspection

August 7th, 2019

When you’re handling some of the world’s most deadly viruses and bacteria, safety should always be a top priority, but apparently the staff of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, didn’t get that memo. The Centers for Disease Control has now shuttered the facility and forced …

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Scientists invent foam that can stop a bullet as well as steel can

June 5th, 2019

When designing armor capable of stopping a bullet, the two most important factors are weight and resistance to penetration, and they’re often at odds with one another. A thick steel plate can stop many projectiles but at some point the weight becomes impractical for most applications. Now, new research into a novel type of material …

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Navy pilots who drew a huge dong in the sky faced stiff reprimand

May 15th, 2019

Navy pilots receive intense training and are held to an incredibly high performance standard. They’re also human, and as such, they find things like giant sky penises amusing, which is why a massive dong dominated the skies above Washington state on a sunny day back in 2017. The crude sky art immediately drew attention from …

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The US military really doesn’t want to talk about UFOs anymore

May 5th, 2019

The relationship between the U.S. government and UFO researchers has always been a strange one. Releases of information on UFO observations by the government have always been scarce, leading to accusations of conspiracy and cover-ups. It doesn’t appear that’s going to change any time soon. In 2018 a report surfaced describing the study of alleged …

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This new Russian drone is literally a 12-gauge shotgun with wings

April 1st, 2019

Military drones have existed for some time now, and while most of the time we imagine drones in wartime as surveillance tools or, in some cases, instruments used in precision strikes against an enemy force, Russia is developing drones that are essentially just guns with wings. If that sounds a bit silly, just wait until …

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The US Army is working on autonomous weapons that don’t need human operators

January 14th, 2019

Will the military weapons of the future be killer robots, essentially? Recent comments from a US Army official might spark such concerns, given that he acknowledged the army is very much looking into the development and use of completely autonomous weapons that don’t need human operators. At a Defense Writers Group breakfast a few days …