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Google doesn’t want the U.S. military’s money. Even though the Internet search giant owns two companies that have contracts with the Pentagon, Google is choosing to forego military funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in at least one robotic competition. Google bought the robotics firm Schaft that had developed a bipedal robot that won […]

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Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense contractor, is putting more of its money behind quantum computing, even though the technology might still be decades away from military use. The Bethesda, Md.-based company recently announced a partnership with the University of Maryland to develop a Quantum Engineering Center at the school’s College Park campus near […]

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A few well-coordinated attacks could knock out the U.S. electrical grid, according to a news report. Nine, to be precise.

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U.S. Army leaders hope to one day resupply troops with unmanned, ground convoys and pilotless, cargo-carrying drone aircraft. The Pentagon is continuing to build on the experience it has gained with unmanned technology over in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. military forces have enjoyed success using small unmanned ground vehicles to search enemy caves and suspected […]

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LAS VEGAS — The U.S. military has begun testing several so-called smart rifles made by the applied technology start-up TrackingPoint Inc., company officials said. The Army is rumored to have acquired six of the precision-guided firearms, which cost as much as $27,000 apiece. Oren Schauble, a marketing official with the Austin, Texas-based company, confirmed the […]

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