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USSOCOM Wants Computer-Draining Tech

U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be able to drain intelligence from enemy computers, so they don’t have to lug them off the…




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Print Your Prosthetic at Home

The Defense Department has made major advances in prosthetics over the last dozen years, to the point where it is beginning to work with artificial…


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Marines Get Help with Data Overload

The Office of Naval Research recently equipped Marines in Hawaii with special technology to help them sift through loads of data to find only the…


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Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of…


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U.S., Germany, Turkey Hold Robotics Exercise

The U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence recently hosted an international effort to see of allied militaries can control each other’s unmanned ground vehicles. Army…




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QinetiQ unveils Sea Scout UUV

TAMPA — QinetiQ North America unveiled a lightweight, air-launched prototype Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) engineered with three flexible antennas and the ability to accommodate two…



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Army Eyes Samsung smartphones

The U.S. Army this year plans to begin buying Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones for some infantry soldiers, pending approval from the Defense Department, according…


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Brain implant designed for prosthesis

The pursuit to develop a bionic arm that can connect to the human brain took a step forward with the Tuesday announcement that National Institutes of…


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BAE Tapped to Lead Army Micro-Robotic Effort

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a $43 million cooperative agreement extension to lead the Army Research Laboratory’s Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology…


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Researcher develops Spidey-sense suit

A researcher is working on a suit that could give a soldier Spidey-sense that Spider-Man enjoys. That’s right, the ability to sense approaching objects without…


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‘Big data’ poses big problem for Pentagon

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Data scientists are the most in demand job for the military, according to Reggie Brothers, the deputy assistant secretary of defense…