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Hidden Military Fortification Buried Below Alcatraz Prison Uncovered By Laser Scans

Terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar, and georectifications unveiled the remains of a military fortification buried underneath Alcatraz federal penitentiary. The historical structures are still in good condition.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2019

Microsoft Workers Demand Tech Giant End US Army Contract To Use HoloLens AR Technology In Warfare

In a letter, Microsoft employees asked the company to terminate a deal to provide HoloLens augmented reality technology to the US army. They said that under the contract, the technology will help soldiers kill.

Defense February 23, 2019

Apple's Dedicated Store For Active Military And Veterans Offers 10 Percent Discounted Pricing

Apple launched an online store with discounted pricing for current and veteran members of the U.S. Military, National Guard and Reserve. The program is also extended to their immediate family members.

Apple December 4, 2018

Google Helps Military Veterans Looking For Work After End Of Service

Google introduced a series of tools on Monday to help military veterans find a job after the end of their service. The program is part of the company's 'Grow with Google' career services program.

Google August 28, 2018

Women Enlisted In The Military Should Expect To Be Sexually Harassed, Wife Of White House Official Claims

The wife of a White House official claimed that women who enlist in the military should expect to be sexually harassed. The woman's controversial remarks were made during her radio show in 2009.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Fitness App Data Reveal Identity Of Spies And Their Locations

A Dutch news site revealed that the workout information recorded by the popular fitness app Polar Flow can reveal the identity of secret agents and military personnel, and their locations. Polar said that it is now addressing the issue.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

3-D Printing To The Rescue Of US Military. Printing Drones On Demand Is On Its Way

A new technology developed through the joint efforts of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps will allow the U.S. warfighters to develop its own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Defense January 3, 2018

Russia Conducts Unusually Secret Soyuz Rocket Launch: What Is It For?

The Soyuz 2-1v rocket of Russia has launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia, but with no official details on its payload. It's more likely a geodetic satellite, according to reports.

Space June 26, 2017

US Soldier Chelsea Manning Released After Serving 7 Out Of 35 Years In Prison For Feeding Info To WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst who leaked confidential files to WikiLeaks to expose war crimes and more, just walked free from military prison. Manning served seven out of her 35-year sentence.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Most US Soldiers Dismissed For Misconduct Suffer From Mental Illness

GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?

Neuroscience May 16, 2017

Sharing Good News Can Promote Health And Happiness, Researchers Suggest

A new study reveals that sharing good news can prove to be effective in the promotion of good health and happiness. The study was conducted on military couples living in Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Nearly Half Of Deployed US Soldiers Drink 1 Energy Drink Per Day: Why This Is Bad For Military Performance

Many U.S. soldiers see energy drinks as a mission essential. Excess consumption though poses health risks that can impair performance in the military setting.

Public Health December 31, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Player Gets Arrested For Trespassing On A Military Base

How far are you willing to go to become the greatest Pokémon master of all time in real life? Would you even trespass on a secured military facility just to complete your Pokémon roster?

Video Games July 20, 2016

United States Army Unit Switching From Android To iPhone 6s Because It Is 'Faster And Smoother'

The Special Operations Command unit of the United States Army is making the switch from Android to the iPhone for its tactical assault kits. The Android smartphone being replaced is believed to be a Samsung Galaxy Note device.

Apple July 19, 2016

Chinese Hacker Gets Four Years In Prison For Trying To Acquire US Military Secrets

Su Bin, a 51-year-old Chinese businessman, was charged with a prison term of 46 months after pleading guilty to trying to illegally acquire secrets from the United States military. The Chinese government denies any involvement in the case.

Security July 15, 2016

MIT Develops Wireless, Wearable Sensor For Toxic Gas: Military Applications?

MIT researchers created low-cost sensors that will allow smartphones to detect toxic gas. The technology, which is also lightweight, will have military applications.

Defense July 10, 2016

Top Secret Military Test This June Will Disrupt GPS On The West Coast, FAA Warns: What Could It Be?

The Federal Aviation Administration has released an advisory for expected GPS interference this month. The outages will be caused by a test to be conducted by the military, but it is not sure what kind of device will be tested.

Defense June 8, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama has signed a law allowing female World War II pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The move aims to bring back the honor due to these deserving service members.

Life & Style May 21, 2016

India Successfully Test-Fires Supersonic Interceptor Missile

India marked its successful interceptor missile launch last Sunday, the 12th time that the missile was test-fired. The country continues to develop interceptor missiles to thwart hostile attacks.

Defense May 16, 2016

SpaceX Secures $82 Million Military Contract To Launch GPS Navigation Satellite

SpaceX has won $82.7 million military contract to bring a national security satellite to space. The winning, however, may mean it’s finally broken contract monopoly held by Lockheed Martin and Boeing in the department.

Space April 29, 2016

China Debuts a Terrorism-Fighting Robot as the Military Tech Market Grows

It can work for up to eight hours at a time without needing to be recharged, and it can patrol a wide area by moving at a speed of less than one mile per hour.

Defense April 28, 2016

John Kerry On Simulated Attack Of Russian Jets: Reckless, Provocative, Dangerous

Tension arose in the Baltic Sea when two Russian jets flew past an American destroyer. Secretary John Kerry has called it reckless, provocative, and dangerous.

Society April 16, 2016

Total World Military Spending Hits $1.7 Trillion In 2015: Here's A List Of The Top 15 Spenders

Global military expenditure reached $1.7 trillion. World's top spenders were reported increase their spending because of heightened tension on territories, some have decreased expenditures due to withdrawal of military forces.

FUTURE TECH April 8, 2016

Navy Backs Autism Screening App That May Help Find Signs Of PTSD

The U.S. Navy is supporting an autism screening app that can read and detect facial expressions. Through this capability, the app could be tweaked to also detect signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Life March 21, 2016

Improv DARPA Program Pays Techies To Turn Household Items Into Weapons

DARPA has launched a new program called Improv to seek out proposals from techies who can turn every day household items into powerful weapons. Successful proposals will be granted generous funding.

March 15, 2016

Scientists Develop Method To Identify Terrorists Based On V Signs

Current methods to identify terrorists are not easy or straightforward to perform. Now, scientists in Jordan have developed another method that could help recognize terrorists based on 'V for victory' signs.

Animals March 13, 2016

Pre-Dawn Launch Kicks Off Secret Mission Of New US Military Spy Satellite

The NRO's new spy satellite blasted off to space aboard ULA's Delta IV rocket on Wednesday for a secret mission. The rocket's trajectory suggests the satellite is headed to an orbit around Earth's poles.

Space February 11, 2016

Gulf War Syndrome Mystery Solved? Scientists Believe Exposure To Toxins Caused Veteran Illnesses

A new review pointed to toxic exposures as likely culprit behind Gulf War Syndrome. The disease is not merely psychological, argued experts who looked into such exposures to pesticides, oil fire smoke, and nerve-gas agent pills.

Life January 27, 2016

The AirMule Military Drone Is A Huge Air Ambulance

A military drone called the AirMule is being developed by an Israeli company with the hopes that it could eventually be used for things like civilian rescue in war zones.

FUTURE TECH January 14, 2016

Chinese Scientists Develop Star Wars-Like Laser Guns

Star Wars-like laser guns are now a reality. Chinese researchers developed guns from ultrafast portable laser technology with miniaturized mechanisms.

FUTURE TECH January 10, 2016

PTSD And Dogs: How Service Dogs Help War Veterans Cope With Life After Service

Returning back to civilian life after living through war is not easy, leaving some war veterans scarred for life. Fortunately, experts believe that service dogs significantly help these PTSD patients cope with their new life.

Life December 23, 2015

US Department of Veteran Affairs Will Pay For Robotic Legs For Disabled Vets

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has recently passed an action that will have the VA pick up the bill for disabled vets who require the use of a robotic brace-like contraption that helps paralyzed users walk again.

FUTURE TECH December 18, 2015

Military Deployment Linked To Increased Risk Of Child Abuse And Neglect

A new study explores the prevalence of abuse and neglect in military families. They found that toddlers of soldiers deployed once were at heightened risk of maltreatment.

Society November 17, 2015

US Military Completes $230 Million Test Of Layered Missile Defense System

The United States military completed the comprehensive testing of its layered missile defense system, involving the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapons systems. The testing cost around $230 million.

FUTURE TECH November 2, 2015

A $2.7 Billion Military Blimp Is Aimlessly Floating Above The Mid-Atlantic Region

A huge military blimp has broken its tether and is floating above the mid-Atlantic states. The blimp is part of a military surveillance project aimed at detecting air attacks and missiles.

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015

Female Sex Hormone Could Save Combat Soldiers' Lives

Estrogen helps block sepsis, a quickly fatal infection that spreads through the entire body after trauma.

Life October 27, 2015

China’s Hypersonic Dongfeng 21D Ballistic Missile Is An Aircraft Carrier Killer

China unveils the Dongfeng 21D, which is one of the most talked about missiles of late. Nicknamed the carrier killer, the Dongfeng 21D is believed to be a real game changer.

FUTURE TECH October 23, 2015

Leaked Military Documents Show Drone Strikes Kill More Than They Were Intended To

An investigation carried out by The Intercept has exposed U.S. drone program flaws. The report reveals US drone strikes killed more than they were intended to.

Society October 16, 2015

Little Girl Interrupts Soldier Homecoming Ceremony to Give Her Dad A Hug

Two-year-old girl missed her soldier dad dearly after eight months in deployment. Not even a short homecoming ceremony prevents her from finally giving him a hug

Internet Culture October 9, 2015

Invisibility Cloaks Are Real, And The Military Is Interested

Invisible drones could become a reality with a new design for a cloaking device. This new material, dubbed "dielectric metasurface cloak," is said to make an object on a flat surface vanish.

FUTURE TECH September 22, 2015

A Third Of US Young Adults Not Eligible For Military Recruiting Due To Obesity

The obesity problem in the U.S. poses problems for the military. A report reveals that one in three young adults in the country is too fat to be in military service.

Life July 16, 2015

The US Army Is Testing An Arm Exoskeleton To Improve Soldiers' Aim

The Army's latest experiment with exoskeletons aims to train soldiers to shoot better, faster.

FUTURE TECH July 6, 2015

Hoverbike-maker Malloy Aeronautics Now Developing Vehicle For The US Military

Malloy Aeronautics is now working with a US-based company to develop a hoverbike for the Department of Defense.

Defense June 22, 2015

Addressing Military Sleep Problems May Lower Cases Of PTSD

A recent study reveals that improving the military's sleep-related policies may have a hand in reducing problems like PTSD that can negatively impact reintegration.

Internet Culture April 12, 2015

The Failed Attempt To Destroy GPS -- With Axes

GPS is an everyday term in 2015, but the whole project was almost derailed in 1992 by a couple of ax-wielding activists.

March 6, 2015

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