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New unmanned ‘Sea Hunter’ ship could revolutionize US Navy operations

DARPA

February 5, 2018  FoxNews

A revolutionary prototype vessel that could traverse thousands of miles of open sea without a single crew member on board has been handed over to U.S. Navy researchers. Continue reading New unmanned ‘Sea Hunter’ ship could revolutionize US Navy operations

NASA lost contact with a satellite 12 years ago. An amateur just found its signal.

IMAGE spacecraft

February 1, 2018  The Washington Post

NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday — that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government satellite, stumbled upon signals from a spacecraft that had been thought lost 12 years earlier, raising hope that NASA can resurrect a mission that changed our understanding of the “invisible ocean” around the Earth. Continue reading NASA lost contact with a satellite 12 years ago. An amateur just found its signal.

Email Scams Now Coming With Death Threats

cyber crime

January 10, 2018  NewsWeek

“If you try to screw me, I will post your info – your home address, your mug shots on the dark web offering a reward for the first person to reach you,” the email threatened. It arrived in December, along with a ransom demand. Continue reading Email Scams Now Coming With Death Threats

Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts

Mary Lou Robinson

December 4, 2017  NBC News

The U.S. has microwave weapons that proponents believe could stop North Korea from launching missiles by frying their electronics. Continue reading Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts

FCC Plans to Gut Net Neutrality, Allow Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

Net neutrality

November 21, 2017  Wired

The Federal Communications Commission will publish on Wednesday its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality rules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content, or creating so-called “fast lanes” for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly. Continue reading FCC Plans to Gut Net Neutrality, Allow Internet ‘Fast Lanes’