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Cockroach RoboBugs could be coming soon — espionage at its finest

Cockroach RoboBugs could be coming soon — espionage at its finest

These might not be interstellar cockroaches like we saw on Men in Black but they are what many call RoboBugs, or Cyborg bugs. Since cockroaches are basically indestructible and seem to live forever what better bug to make our robobugs with right? You might not know much about this but scientists have been working on these type of bomb-sniffers, espionage, and search and rescue bugs for long time and might have finally made a break-through.

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UFO spotted on flatbed was actually a military drone

UFO spotted on flatbed was actually a military drone

Residents in a small community in Cowley County, Kansas got the thrill of the year recently when a flatbed trailer came driving down main street with what appeared to be a saucer shaped craft on the trailer. According to the local sheriff's office, the company that was transporting the craft asked for assistance since they had to move it over the ground.

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Army hypersonic weapon test success

Army hypersonic weapon test success

We have talked on several occasions about the DARPA hypersonic test gliders that have been in testing for a while now. So far, DARPA has lost both of its test vehicles with no explanation as to what happened. It seems that the US Army has been more successful than DARPA has. Yesterday the Army conducted a test flight of its new hypersonic weapon that can travel up to five times the speed of sound.

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Green wind farms disrupt weather and military radar

Green wind farms disrupt weather and military radar

One of the things that Obama wants to leave as his legacy is a big push to more the country to green energy sources. One of the green power sources that are becoming increasingly common is wind farms that use giant windmills to generate electricity. The problem that the military and National Weather Service has found is that these wind farms interfere with radar.

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PETMAN humanoid robot ready for the US Army

PETMAN humanoid robot ready for the US Army

Known for developing the quadruped robots the BigDog and AlphaDog, Boston Dynamics has unveiled a new addition in the form of a biped humanoid robot called the PETMAN. Although still sporting a flashing red light in place of a life-like head, the movement and capabilities of the PETMAN is eerily human-like, walking, squatting, doing push-ups and even resisting efforts to push it off balance. See for yourself in the video after the cut.

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US Satellites hacked by Chinese Military says Congressional Commission

US Satellites hacked by Chinese Military says Congressional Commission

While it might seem rather terrifying to think about anyone being able to hack into satellites thousands of miles away hanging precariously above our collective heads, it was back in 2007 and 2008 that this reported incident actually took place. It's just today though that the report has surfaced via Bloomberg who state that a congressional commission annual report (to be released next month) has outlined the interference which took place two times, once in 2007, and another inside 2008. China has reportedly denied any involvement.

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US Predator and Reaper drone fleet hit with virus

US Predator and Reaper drone fleet hit with virus

If anyone I know gets a virus on their computer and wants me to fix it, I don’t bother with anything past antivirus protection. If that doesn't remove the virus, I reformat and reinstall the OS. The US military doesn't always have that option when it comes to drone flights. The Predator and Reaper drone sin the US military arsenal are used for missions ranging from attack to covert surveillance.

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US Army drops $4.8M on 315 Recon Scout XT robots

US Army drops $4.8M on 315 Recon Scout XT robots

The military in all branches is starting to adopt robots and other devices like unmanned drones that can be used to survey a hostile battlefield and keep soldiers out of harms way. There are large robots that can be mounted with weapons of their own to fight the enemy and there are some that are small and meant to help the solider get eyes on a target.

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Alpha Dog robot is just as creepy as Big Dog robot

Alpha Dog robot is just as creepy as Big Dog robot

One of the things that places a limit on how far a military patrol can roam is the amount of gear like food, water, and ammo they can carry with them. The military is working on getting some devices like robots into the field that will be able to carry packs and supplies for soldiers over any terrain. A company called Boston Dynamics has previously unveiled the Big Dog four-legged robot that was sufficiently creepy.

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