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12.15.16
US Navy's drone 'swarmboats' show off pack tactics
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US Navy's drone 'swarmboats' show off pack tactics

A squad of unmanned autonomous crafts patrolled and investigated threats to a friendly harbor.

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11.28.16
MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances
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MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances

The system monitors each device in your home based on the electricity it drains.

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08.22.16
Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing
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Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing

The US Navy is creating nanowires from one of the most renewable resources on the planet.

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04.24.15
Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay
04.24.15

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday....

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08.01.13
Navy enlists UAVs to uncover atmospheric ducts, protect comms
08.01.13

Navy enlists UAVs to uncover atmospheric ducts, protect comms

Turbulence. A minor bother for us, but a huge issue for enlisted seamen. So-called "ducts" in the...

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07.03.13
Navy awards weaponized railgun manufacturing contract to BAE Systems
07.03.13

Navy awards weaponized railgun manufacturing contract to BAE Systems

Just over 18 months after making its video debut, the Navy's electromagnetic railgun has a manufac...

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03.29.13
Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)
03.29.13

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)

As if there weren't enough real jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Vir...

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03.29.13
US Navy to fund development of vehicle-mounted, drone-shooting lasers
03.29.13

US Navy to fund development of vehicle-mounted, drone-shooting lasers

Lasers, particularly those that set boats ablaze and incinerate incoming missiles, have long been...

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