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DARPA Plans to Arm Drones With Missile-Blasting Lasers

The Pentagon this week edged closer to mounting missile-destroying lasers on unmanned and manned aircraft, awarding $26 million to defense contractors to develop the technology. 

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Hypersonic Successor to Legendary SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane Unveiled

Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works has finally unveiled the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. Aviation Week and Space Technology’s Guy Norris pulled the covers off the project that Lockheed Martin is simply calling the SR-72. The new airplane will … Continue reading

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Video: Pentagon-funded Atlas robot refuses to be knocked over

Meet Atlas, a humanoid robot capable of crossing rough terrain and maintaining its balance on one leg even when hit from the side. 

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Thus SkyNet begins: Darpa Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves

The Pentagon’s blue-sky research agency is readying a nearly four-year project to boost artificial intelligence systems by building machines that can teach themselves — while making it easier for ordinary schlubs like us to build them, too. 

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DARPA preparing to use launch and land drones from smaller surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships – rather than gigantic aircraft carriers. 

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Pentagon orders “Smart” Contact Lenses [Video]

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is currently testing a pair of iOptik contact lenses to determine if the advanced optics are capable of providing greater situational awareness for soldiers in the field.

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Ekso Bionics’ exoskeleton used to let paraplegics walk

[Image Source Engadget] We have heard about the DARPA exoskeleton’s that have been under development for several years now.  Now it’s not only being used for super soldiers, but for those with Physical disabilities.

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Darpa’s: Future Faces of War!!

The face of war and the war machine’s in it is changing rapidly.   CNN has a great article outlining many of the new systems being researched at DARPA and how they are changing the face of war.

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U.S. Army Tests Secret Hypersonic Weapon

U.S. Army Tests Secret Hypersonic Weapon | Fox News. OtherSources: Wired, DefenceUpdate, AFP I’ve long enjoyed reading and watching Black Projects, and often wonder what they are testing and what it will become.  Here is what the military seems to … Continue reading

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So Long, Launchpads: Pentagon Wants Jets to Send Sats Into Orbit

So Long, Launchpads: Pentagon Wants Jets to Send Sats Into Orbit | Wired.com.

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