Drones that can see without being seen ‘at night, underground, in the Arctic, and in fog’: DARPA

DARPA is putting together a research program that could lay the foundation for autonomous vehicles with 3D vision that would be able to see without being seen “at night, underground, in the Arctic, and in fog.” The US military wants autonomous systems that can travel undetected while they navigate the darkest and least visible of environments without emitting any signals. “We’re aiming to make completely passive navigation in pitch dark conditions possible” To make this a possibility, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it will be holding a…

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Envisioning the bioengineered soldier of the future through DARPA research programs

The bioengineered soldier of the future could have amazing super-human capabilities. If DARPA research programs turn out to be successful, here’s what the bioengineered soldier of the future could look like. Over the years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched ambitious research programs that would turn soldiers into self-healing super-humans with telepathic-like abilities. Let’s take a look at some of DARPA’s more recent research programs and combine them to hypothetically piece together what the ultimate soldier could look like — assuming that the ultimate soldier will still…

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‘COVID-19 could become the last pandemic’: 4 DARPA research programs seeking to end threat of pandemic disease

DARPA is looking to leverage several research programs with the aim of ending pandemic disease threats in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Voices From DARPA podcast. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) looks to meet the coronavirus “on its own biological terms” through a portfolio of research programs that aims to end all pandemics. “If they succeed, COVID-19 could become the last pandemic. This is not some Panglossian vision. This is hard science and technology that could take pandemic disease off of humanity’s already long list…

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COVID-19 Joint Task Force seeks apps, algorithms and analytics tools from businesses and researchers

The DoD’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force is looking to collaborate with the private sector to develop and deploy apps, algorithms, and analytics tools to identify and combat virus trends and behaviors. In March, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) and tapped the Air Force to address its mission needs in response to the national crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Through the JATF, the Air Force is issuing solicitations for businesses large and small, contractors, and researchers to innovate technological solutions aimed at better understanding…

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Defense biotech research looks to eliminate bacteria causing traveler’s diarrhea, reduce jet lag duration

World traveler‘s will rejoice at the idea of a seemingly magical device that would guarantee they never suffer from the all-too-familiar stomach issues that come from traveling internationally while reducing jet lag at the same time. But it’s not just privileged globetrotters that would benefit from a device that eliminates the bacteria associated with the so-called Montezuma’s Revenge. In 2016, more than 230,000 children around the world died from some of the same types of bacteria as those that cause traveler’s diarrhea, and the bacteria mainly come from unsafe “drinking water,…

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Air Force Hack-A-Sat challenge to go virtual as Pentagon preps for satellite network rollout

The United States Air Force announces it is moving its Hack-A-Sat challenge completely online as the Pentagon prepares to rollout its satellite constellation network. Space is a contested territory that the US deems vital to national security, and the Air Force will be testing satellite cybersecurity through a hackathon. Through the Department of the Air Force and Defense Digital Service, the Hack-A-Sat challenge asks hackers from around the world to focus their skills and creativity on solving cybersecurity challenges on space systems, and they will do this “by hacking a satellite.”…

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Ingram Micro Cloud to hold flagship Cloud Summit in Miami Beach next May

Leading cloud solutions provider Ingram Micro Cloud has announced that its flagship Cloud Summit, one of the world’s premier channel events, will be held next year from May 17 to 19 in Miami Beach, Florida. The live event, which is being organized under the theme “A Future of Even More”, is expected to bring together over 1,500 attendees from around the globe, including channel technology providers, resellers, and services partners as well as enterprises and channel allies. The summit will feature keynote speeches from Admiral William McRaven, filmmaker Jimmy Chin,…

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Vivaldi CEO says they’re building a safe browser for ‘our friends’, calls for stricter data privacy laws

When Jon von Tetzchner left the company he co-founded that was responsible for the introduction of the highly acclaimed browser Opera, he thought he would continue to use the browser “forever”. But when the team behind it decided to change the “philosophy” of the company and move away from the principle of “adapting to users”, he started thinking about developing a browser that would work for anyone while putting their privacy first. “After those changes, a lot of people that I was working with were asking, ‘Which browser should we…

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AI will permeate the Pentagon ‘from cyberspace to outer space, everywhere between’: JAIC director

The director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) says that the foundations are being laid to have AI and machine learning systems permeating every area of the Department of Defense (DoD), but there are many challenges. JAIC Director Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan told the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies on June 4 that the Pentagon is looking to completely transform itself through AI, both internally and externally in its operations. Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan“From the back office to the battlefield, from under sea to cyberspace and outer space,…

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Cyber Polygon 2021 report: ‘cryptocurrency is very volatile,’ CBDCs & stablecoins are way forward

The WEF-backed Cyber Polygon 2021 cybersecurity training exercise report published today concludes that cryptocurrencies are very volatile and that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins will keep the monetary system stable. Exactly four months after Cyber Polygon 2021 took place, the results of the cyber pandemic prepping and cybersecurity preparedness exercise have been published. “[CBDC and stablecoins] are the potential drivers for the development of the commercial banking sector. Cryptocurrency is very volatile, but it does generate a lot of public interest in the concept of digital currency” —…

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