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A soldier's natural home is on the battlefield. So what happens when to infantry when conflicts move online? It turns out that DARPA, America's mad science division, has a solution called \"Plan X.\" The project is designed to make cyber-weapons as easy to use as a pistol, but also to use technology

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Austerity means the military can't afford the big-budget training exercises to battle-harden new recruits, so it's relying more on computer simulations. Sadly, Virtual Battlespace 2 can't compete with the Hollywood-style excitement of Modern Warfare. That's why it's buying in game engines from

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Whoever it was at Sony HQ that decided to pursue \"military contracts\" as a revenue source, kudos! Mere days after the US Air Force expressed interest in expanding its PS3 supercomputer, we're hearing glorious Britannia's Royal Navy has conscripted 230 PSPs into duty as revision aids for its trainee

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It's not exactly news that the Department of Defense is looking at ways to make hacking a more practical weapon, but it looks to really be stepping up its game with its latest project, which promises to make complicated attacks as simple as a few button presses. That would apparently be possible th

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While the British military has had a love-hate relationship with Apple's darling, the US armed forces are reportedly warming up quite well to the iPod touch. A fresh Newsweek report asserts that the touch is increasingly replacing far more expensive dedicated devices in the field, noting that it is

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While it's not unusual for a nation to desire a full fledged robot army to handle its dirty work, Singapore's Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) is actually offering up a reward to anyone who can \"build a robot that can operate autonomously in urban warfare conditions.\" Obviously, the task

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Although glitzy, stat-filled jerseys are certainly sufficient ways to get information off your chest (ahem), a new vibrating vest could give \"body language\" an entirely new meaning. Joining the air-conditioned and insulating renditions, this snazzy vest features a \"tactile display\" on the back, whic

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While the folks behind the AACS could probably use a few pointers about constructing a sufficient lock of their own, a group of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovat, Israel have crafted a molecule-sized \"keypad lock\" that \"only activates when exposed to the correct password, a

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While it probably won't matter much once we're pitting one robot army against another, it appears that the US Air Force is looking into new \"subterranean vehicles\" that could be used to navigate to underground bombs, traps, or nuclear pods and defuse the situation from beneath. Although we figured

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