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A Simple Crystal Could Detect Nuclear Material

By Kelsey D. Atherton The first time Popular Science wrote about stilbene, nuclear weapons were decades away from existing. Now, the Department of Homeland Security wants to take advantage of… Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Popular Science

N. Korea warns South of ‘most miserable end’

Article Abstract: Seoul (AFP) Feb 11, 2015 North Korea stepped up its rhetoric against the South Wednesday, warning that its neighbour would face a "most miserable end" if it joined the US in "a war of aggression" against Pyongyang. The threat follows a series of North Korean missile tests, reflecting escalating military tensions on the…

Senator: It’s US vs Iran in nuclear talk showdown

Article Abstract: Washington (AFP) Feb 10, 2015 Five of the six world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program have stepped back, leaving Washington to hammer out a deal with Tehran, a key US lawmaker said Tuesday. "It’s evident that these negotiations are really not P5+1 negotiations any more," Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman…

DARPA eyes technologies for dismounted soldiers

Article Abstract: Washington (UPI) Feb 11, 2015 The U.S. military has a new program to develop lightweight integrated technology for dismounted soldiers. The program is called Squad X Core Technologies and builds upon two earlier Requests for Information by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. "SXCT aims to help dismounted infantry squads have deep…

New US cyber defense agency to ‘connect the dots’

Article Abstract: Washington (AFP) Feb 10, 2015 The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday for a new US intelligence center to integrate information about cyber threats, aiming for the same kind of coordination used to battle terrorism. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be led by the Director of National Intelligence and will "analyze and…

US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities

Article Abstract: Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 10, 2015 Multiple countries, especially China and Russia, pose a grave threat to US space security systems with advanced technologies they have developed that can disrupt satellite communications and operations, the head of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, said on Friday. "US national security space…

LRASM Prototype is Three-for-Three on Successful Flight Tests

Article Abstract: Washington DC (SPX) Feb 10, 2015 Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability. The LRASM program aims to reduce dependence on intelligence, surveillance and…

PLA drill applies China’s own GPS

Article Abstract: Nanning (XNA) Feb 10, 2015 The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) finished a two-day drill on Friday, testing application of China’s independently developed global satellite navigation system in combat in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The military used the Beidou Navigation Satellite System for precise positioning and navigating, real-time location reporting and data transmission over…

North Korea says ‘Flashy Lights not Essence of Society’

Article Abstract: Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Feb 10, 2015 An editorial in North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun has responded to jibes the country has received over famous NASA satellite imagery showing a lack of nighttime lighting in the country. A long editorial in Rodong Sinmun, the official organ of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee,…

No decision yet on Ukraine arms aid: Obama

Article Abstract: Washington (AFP) Feb 9, 2015 US President Barack Obama said Monday no decision had been made on whether to send weapons to Ukraine to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists, as he warned the West would not allow Russia to redraw Europe’s borders by force. Obama, who has faced increasing calls from domestic critics…

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