01. 04. 2014
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Inside the Military’s New Office for Cyborgs:Biological Technology Office

                  Source: Defense One The ability to link human brains to machines, create new life forms and build Star Trek-style disease detectors will be the focus...

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31. 03. 2014
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Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

          Source: Military Times Here’s what you need to know: 1. What it is. Graphene is a single-atom layer of graphite. It’s the same material found in that No....

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28. 03. 2014
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Pentagon to adapt drones to communicate with each other during aerial battles

  Source: USA Today U.S. drones fly with virtual impunity over Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, firing deadly missiles at targets with little concern the highly effective aircraft will be shot down. Pentagon planners...

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25. 03. 2014
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Cloaks of Invisibility: The Latest Frontier in Military Technology

              Source: ISN Fiction and reality have meshed to incredible extents in the past decades, and it is no longer a surprise to see sci-fi-inspired inventions used...

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19. 03. 2014
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DARPA’s Newest X-Plane Concepts Are All Robots

          Source: IEEE Spectrum Yesterday, DARPA announced the four companies that’ll be competing to develop a new experimental aircraft that combines the efficiency of an airplane with the versatility of a...

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13. 03. 2014
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How U.S. Military Funded Researchers Built A 3-D Invisibility Cloak For Sound

            Source: Fast Company Technology for an invisibility cloak hasn’t yet been perfected, but researchers at Duke University have just invented what they’re calling the world’s first “3-D...

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25. 02. 2014
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DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

Source: GCN Today’s battlefield commanders have a spectrum of flexible and powerful tools, including manned and unmanned platforms, weapons, sensors and electronic warfare systems that interact over robust satellite and tactical communications links....

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24. 02. 2014
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Google Glass for the Battlefield

Source: Wired Walking around Silicon Valley with an augmented reality display on your face makes you a glasshole. On the battlefield, though, similar technology will soon turn U.S. soldiers into a lethal cross...

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22. 02. 2014
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WELCOME TO ALGORITHMIC PRISON

  Source: NextGov Corporations and government are using information about us in a new – and newly insidious – way. Employing massive data files, much of the information taken from the Internet, they...

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11. 02. 2014
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DARPA’s hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

Source: CNET In hard-to-reach warzones, it can be near impossible to get supplies to ground soldiers or conduct rescue missions without coming under enemy fire or landing in minefields. Given these logistical issues,...

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04. 02. 2014
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Robotic turrets: Corps’ next-gen vehicles could feature remote weapons systems

Source: Army Times Lance Cpl. Dale Means, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, was manning the turret on a 7-ton truck when a roadside bomb detonated. Three Marines...

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03. 02. 2014
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Transhumanism and War

Source: Institute for ethics &emerging technologies Throughout the transhumanist movement there is a strong belief, that transhuman technology will eventually end all wars and poverty. On the other hand there is a very...

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23. 01. 2014
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U.S. GAS, OIL COMPANIES TARGETED IN ESPIONAGE CAMPAIGNS

Source: Threat Post American gas and oil companies have been targeted by a hacking group with ties to the Russian Federation for close to 18 months, a new research report indicates. The attackers...

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22. 01. 2014
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Army looks to virtual training, shared intell amid budget cuts

Source: FCW Amid stagnant budgets and declining force size, Army leaders routinely stress the need to maintain readiness. Finite funding has placed a greater emphasis on simulation, virtual environments and shared platforms for...

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21. 01. 2014
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ARF:Russia’s Weapons Research Agency Strives To Rival U.S. Counterpart

Source: Moscow times The Russian counterpart to the U.S. DARPA military research agency has outlined several promising high-end defense projects for an armed forces currently receiving a massive influx of state investment. President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on high-precision...

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20. 01. 2014
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Deep Future: US Army Studying Replacing Thousands of Grunts with Robots

Source: military times The postwar, sequestration-era US Army is working on becoming “a smaller, more lethal, deployable and agile force,” according to Gen. Robert Cone, head of the service’s Training and Doctrine Command....

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17. 01. 2014
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Tiny robots to prowl US-Mexico border’s dark drug tunnels

Source: CSM The nation’s increasingly high-tech battle against drug smuggling along the Southwest border just got another ally: a wireless, compact, camera-equipped robot. Although the military for years has relied on robots for...

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15. 01. 2014
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Mathematics of cyberwarfare

Source: PC Who says math won’t help you in the real world? Researchers at the University of Michigan believe they have calculated the optimum time for a cyber attack. The model, from student...

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31. 12. 2013
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Strategic Chessboard: U.S.-Myanmar rapprochement to ‘hedge’ China

Strategic Chessboard: U.S.-Myanmar rapprochement to ‘hedge’ China

Source: Turkish Weekly Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu The United States, in accordance with an overall shift in its foreign policy due to the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia”, initiated an engagement process with pragmatic...

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26. 12. 2013
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DARPA: Metamaterials developed to bend sound waves, deflect tsunamis, create invisible armies

DARPA: Metamaterials developed to bend sound waves, deflect tsunamis, create invisible armies

Source: Gulf News/Reuters Singapore: A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it. Similarly,...

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19. 12. 2013
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Developing robots for warfare – Israeli research sees the future battlefield dominated by robots and unmanned devices.

Developing robots for warfare – Israeli research sees the future battlefield dominated by robots and unmanned devices.

Source: Globes The man, who was among of the throngs of people who filled the event hall of the luxury hotel in the Middle Eastern Arab capital, on a rainy afternoon in January,...

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02. 12. 2013
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Electronic Warfare: Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Electronic Warfare: Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Source: Ars Technica Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when...

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05. 11. 2013
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Future Army: Telepresence Battledroids and Smartguns Will Change Warfare Forever

Future Army: Telepresence Battledroids and Smartguns Will Change Warfare Forever

Source: H Plus Magazine The period from 1500 B.C. to A.D. 100 was a time during which there occurred a genuine revolution in most aspects of people’s existence and organization. It was a...

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10. 10. 2013
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Exposed: the invisible conflict being waged by the world’s superpowers

Exposed: the invisible conflict being waged by the world’s superpowers

Source: Tech Radar The next world war will be online, and the consequences will be very real In the long Cold War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, espionage was rife. Security services...

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09. 10. 2013
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The Next Step For U.S. Special Forces: Cybernetic Exoskeletons

The Next Step For U.S. Special Forces: Cybernetic Exoskeletons

Source: Fast Company The military’s elite special forces will be getting a sneak peek at our future of wearable computing and omnipresent sensors in the most direct way possible: Cybernetic exoskeletons with liquid...

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07. 10. 2013
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Neuro-enhancement in the military: Super Soldiers far-fetched or an inevitable future?

Neuro-enhancement in the military: Super Soldiers far-fetched or an inevitable future?

Source: Guardian About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the...

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24. 09. 2013
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Computer simulations reveal war drove the rise of civilisations

Computer simulations reveal war drove the rise of civilisations

Source: The Conversation According to British historian Arnold Toynbee, “History is just one damned thing after another.” Or is it? That is the question Peter Turchin of the University of Connecticut in Storrs...

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22. 09. 2013
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The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

Source: Gizmodo Most people who own a smartphone — or a laptop, or a new car — aren’t familiar with tantalum, the rare, blue-grey metal that conducts electricity through these devices. But thanks...

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22. 09. 2013
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Wargame Predicts Army Loses High Tech Edge

Wargame Predicts Army Loses High Tech Edge

Source: Breaking Defense ARMY WAR COLLEGE: A massive wargame held here this week to explore the “Deep Future” of warfare in the 2030s demonstrated a stark truth — one that Clausewitz enumerated in...

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