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Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

February 16th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: Brazil’s military will take control of public security in the state of Rio de Janeiro as a wave of violence rattles the population and dominates media coverage ahead of this year’s presidential election. President Michel Temer will issue a decree on Friday putting the military in charge of Rio’s security forces, his press […]

Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?

February 12th, 2018

Via: Boston Dynamics:

Israeli Jet Shot Down After Bombing Iranian Site in Syria

February 10th, 2018

Via: Reuters: Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border. The F-16, one of at least eight Israeli planes despatched in response to what Israel said was an Iranian drone’s […]

Russian Nuclear Scientists Connect Airgapped Supercomputer to Internet to Mine Cryptocurrencies

February 9th, 2018

*har* Via: BBC: Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say. The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area. The centre’s press […]

Stimulus Puts U.S. Debt On An Upward Trajectory

February 9th, 2018

Via: AFP: As part of a pledge to “Make America Great Again,” President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are pursuing aggressive economic stimulus while slashing taxes at the same time. The result, budget analysts say, is likely to be swelling debts and deficits for the world’s largest borrower. America’s budget deficit was already on an […]

U.S. Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

February 9th, 2018

Via: DefenseOne: In a historic first, the Army conducted a live fire exercise with a remote-controlled ground combat vehicle armed with a .50-caliber machine gun. It plans to conduct more exercises with more heavily armed ground robots within the next couple of years. The demonstration was part of the annual Northern Strike exercise, which took […]

Trump Wants a ‘Grand Military Parade’ in Washington

February 6th, 2018

Via: CNBC: At the urging of President Donald Trump, the Pentagon is moving forward on planning for “a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces,” the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The paper said the cost of the parade “could run in the millions” given the cost to ship tanks […]

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket on Historic Maiden Voyage

February 6th, 2018

Update: Astronomers Spot Musk’s Roadster Via: Virtual Telescope: The car was about as bright as magnitude 15.5, requiring a large (more than 16? – 400 mm in diameter) to be seen visually. Below is a video, obtained with 54 images taken back to back, from 11:12 to 12:15 UT, 8 Feb. 2018. — Update: Was […]

China Deploys Experimental Railgun Aboard Warship

February 5th, 2018

Via: WANT to win a war? Build a better gun. Now China appears to have taken a huge stride ahead of the United States with the first experimental deployment of a new ‘supergun’ aboard a warship. The first images began circulating on the internet last week. They showed a Chinese amphibious assault ship — […]

Syrian Rebels Down Russian Plane, Kill Pilot

February 3rd, 2018

Via: Reuters: Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia’s defense ministry and Syrian rebels said. The SU-25 came down in an area of northern Idlib province that has seen heavy air strikes and fighting on the ground between Syria’s […]

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