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We seem to be heading towards the robotic future ever faster. Now Darpa's robotic mule seems to have joined driverless cars and robot vacs - it looks useful. In this video you can see it following a solider, carefully picking its way through difficult terrain and even righting itself when it falls over. Darpa's mule, more correctly known as LS3 - Legged Squad Support System, has been working out in the woods of central Virginia, Fort Pickett to be more precise. It demonstrates that it has developed from being just a mobile platform into a true AI-based robot.
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The news that supercomputer maker Cray was selling off its interconnect hardware business to chip giant Intel was a bit of a shocker yesterday, and the top brass at Cray got on the horn with Wall Street bright and early this morning to explain the deal a bit more. First of all, Peter Ungaro, president and CEO at Cray, confirmed that it was Intel that approached Cray to acquire the interconnect assets. These included designs and other intellectual property as well as 74 employees who worked on the "SeaStar" XT, "Gemini" XE, and future "Aries" chips, which allow for hundreds of thousands of x86 cores and hundreds of teraflops to dozens of petaflops of floating point oomph to be aggregated into a couple hundred cabinets of servers.
The FAA has released a list of all the organizations authorized to fly drones in the US, and while agencies like Customs and Border Protection and DARPA are on the list, so are several colleges, a dozen police and sheriff's offices, and the FBI. The release comes in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed on January 10th.
The Pentagon hasn’t made much progress in solving the PTSD crisis plaguing this generation of soldiers.
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October 9th, 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) new director, Dr.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Friday that it would extend exemptions from sanctions to Japan and 10 European countries on account of their reduced purchase of Iranian crude oil.
by Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism : According to mainstream media (MSM), the capital of Syria is under siege as the CIA-sponsored Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducts house raids and attacks military checkpoints on highways.
Nine Nobel Peace Laureates on Monday joined a growing chorus of critics calling on NBC entertainment to cancel the new “reality” show—“ Stars Earn Stripes” —saying that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenged NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-line responder services.” The show, co-hosted by retired US General Wesley Clark and promoted heavily by NBC during its Summer Olympics telecast is scheduled to begin Monday night and stars actor Dean Cain, “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince, former WWE champion Eva Torres, former boxer Laila Ali, singer Nick Lachey, former Olympic gold medallist Picabo Street, actor Terri Crews, and Sarah Palin’s husband Todd.
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Earlier this month, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee approved the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act (KPOFCA), which would prohibit the government from forcing federal contractors to disclose campaign spending and lobbying expenditures as a condition for keeping their contracts. In response, 14 watchdog groups are urging senators to block the bill, condemning it as a "pay-to-play" political maneuver that would make it easier for corporations to peddle influence in the shadows.