Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

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The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.

With exoskeletons, soldiers don’t have to consume as much oxygen to perform a given task. Taking that edge off has associated benefits, including cutting the risk of bone and muscle injuries.

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These High-Tech Glasses Will Give You Superhuman Vision

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It can be impossible for humans to tell apart very similar colors. But, with a new pair of tetrachromatic glasses created by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you can never again leave the house wearing two items of black clothing that don’t quite match.

These spectacles enhance the user’s existing color vision, affording them new power to discern more distinct shades. Once developed for practical applications, they could be used to spot camouflaged targets in the field or identify counterfeit money.

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Robot warfighters could reduce civilian casualties, calling for a ban now is premature

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Ronald C. Arkin:  I’ve been engaged in the debate over autonomous robotic military systems for almost 10 years. I am not averse to a ban, but I’m convinced we should continue researching this technology for the time being. One reason is that I believe such systems might be capable of reducing civilian casualties and property damage when compared to the performance of human warfighters. Thus, it is a contention that calling for an outright ban on this technology is premature, as some groups already are doing.

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The world’s first type 1 auto-protocol switching redundant telephone

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The PW-14®

The PW-14®, an auto-protocol switching redundancy telephone, has a modem based circuit-switching protocol that is constantly running in the back ground with near instantaneous uptime that is contained if the primary VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) fails. The PW-14® is ultimate device for any weapons system.

ActiveAlive’s PW-14®  is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place November 14-15, 2014 at the Denver Mart. This is your chance to experience the PW-14® and many other amazing innovations.

 

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The mystery surrounding the ‘interceptor’ cell towers deepens

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A map of the interceptors discovered so far.

In the U.S., mysterious “interceptor” cell towers are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts said the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).

 

 

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South Korea launches its 5th 1,800 ton 214-class submarine

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The submarine was named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932).

South Korea has launched its fifth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine last week as part of efforts to boost its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korean submarines, the Navy said.The 214-class submarine, named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932) and manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., will be delivered to the Navy in late 2015 and commissioned the next year, a Navy officer said.

 

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Say goodbye to the home of a favorite internet conspiracy theory

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HAARP

A remote military compound in the south-central Alaskan wilderness filled with 180 weird-looking antennas sure looks suspicious. The compound is the home of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). Conspiracy theorists have accused the program of doing everything from mind control to global communications jamming.

 

 

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Top 7 military weapons most people have never heard of

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Lun-class Ekranoplane

History of weapon design is full of examples of human ingenuity run amok. “What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of,” a group of Quora users asked. The answers provide an amazing insight into the history of war, and offer examples of some of the most ingenious — yet impractical — weaponry ever created.

 

 

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U.S. military wants to teach robots how to make moral and ethical decisions

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How do you code something as abstract as moral logic into a bunch of transistors?

Are robots capable of moral or ethical reasoning, knowing right from wrong? Not yet. But the U.S. government is spending millions on developing machines that understand moral consequence.

 

 

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