Monthly Archives: May 2012

Army readies Massive Spy Blimp

Sure, it took an extra year or so, but Northrop Grumman has finally penciled in the first flight of the giant surveillance airship it’s building for the U.S. Army. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle — a football-field-size, helium-filled robot blimp fitted with sensors and data-links — should take to the air over Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first or second week of June. K.C. Brown, Jr., Northrop’s director of Army programs, crows: ”We’re about to fly the thing!”  (more…)

SpaceX rockets into space on a Trial Run to the Space Station. [Video]


California’s SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station – the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private company.

The firm’s Falcon rocket, topped by an unmanned Dragon freight capsule, lifted clear of its Florida pad at 03:44 EDT (07:44 GMT; 08:44 BST).  (more…)

Historic SpaceX launch Aborted with just seconds left before Launch.


In the final seconds before liftoff, SpaceX aborted its planned launch of a
Falcon 9 rocket—slated to carry the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station (ISS) (more…)

Does Israel have Stealthy Blackhawk technology?

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Well, this is interesting. Former Pentagon senior policy analyst F. Michael Maloof claims there might be a lot more of those stealthy Black Hawk helicopters  – the kind famoulsy used in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year — out there than has previously been reported. The best part of his claim; the U.S. isn’t the only nation to operate them.
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Pentagon to tighten contractors’ cybersecurity

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The U.S. Defence Department invited all of its eligible contractors to join a previously restricted information-sharing pact aimed at guarding sensitive Pentagon program data stored on private computer networks.  (more…)

Apple reported to be Dumping Google Maps for Inhouse Maps with 3-D Mode

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According to trusted sources, Apple has an incredible headline feature in development for iOS 6: a completely in-house maps application. Apple will drop the Google Maps program running on iOS since 2007 in favor for a new Maps app with an Apple backend. The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps program on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but it is described as a much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience.  (more…)

Hint’s of iOS6 as part of iCloud beta

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Apple is preparing to add Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com, as evidenced by Apple’s iCloud beta test portal for registered developers. The changes popped up on Friday morning and developers noticed immediately, taking note of the two new icons that are not currently present on iCloud’s Web interface.  (more…)