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Sep 25, 2020

Amazon’s new Ring drone stops the world’s most hapless thief in bass-slapping ad

Posted by in categories: drones, mobile phones, security

The Always Home Cam foils a very sloppy burglar.


Ring has given a brief demo of its flying security camera drone in a new ad. The Always Home Cam will be available next year and can be controlled with your phone.

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Sep 25, 2020

Some severe COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, security

Very interesting!

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“The plan was to scan patients’ genomes—in particular, a set of 13 genes involved in interferon immunity against influenza. In healthy people, interferon molecules act as the body’s security system. They detect invading viruses and bacteria and sound the alarm, which brings other immune defenders to the scene.

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Sep 10, 2020

Northrop Grumman to terminate OmegA rocket program

Posted by in categories: business, security, space

WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman announced it will not move forward with the development of the OmegA rocket. The vehicle was designed for the sole purpose of competing for a National Security Space Launch contract award but didn’t make the cut.

“We have chosen not to continue development of the OmegA launch system at this time,” Northrop Grumman spokeswoman Jennifer Bowman said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to play a key role in National Security Space Launch missions and leveraging our OmegA investments in other activities across our business.”

Bowman said the company will not be protesting the U.S. Space Force’s decision to select United Launch Alliance and SpaceX for the NSSL contracts.

Sep 8, 2020

Multi-user communication network paves the way towards the quantum internet

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics, security

The concept of quantum communication, with security guaranteed by the laws of physics, took the worl.

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Sep 7, 2020

The Air Force Just Tested “Robot Dogs” For Use In Base Security

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

The quadrupedal robots secured the perimeter of a base during a recent test of the USAF’s Advanced Battle Management System.

Aug 26, 2020

White House announces creation of AI and quantum research institutes

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI, security

🤔 “The White House today detailed the establishment of 12 new research institutes focused on AI and quantum information science. Agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have committed to investing tens of millions of dollars in centers intended to serve as nodes for AI and quantum computing study.

Laments over the AI talent shortage in the U.S. have become a familiar refrain. While higher education enrollment in AI-relevant fields like computer science has risen rapidly in recent years, few colleges have been able to meet student demand due to a lack of staffing. In June, the Trump administration imposed a ban on U.S. entry for workers on certain visas — including for high-skilled H-1B visa holders, an estimated 35% of whom have an AI-related degree — through the end of the year. And Trump has toyed with the idea of suspending the Optional Practical Training program, which allows international students to work for up to three years in the U.S.”


The White House announced the creation of AI and quantum research institutes funded by billions in venture and taxpayer dollars.

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Aug 24, 2020

This piece was written as part of the Artificial Intelligence and International Stability Project at the Center for a New American Security

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

This piece was written as part of the Artificial Intelligence and International Stability Project at the Center for a New American Security, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the project promotes thinking and analysis on AI and international stability. Given the likely importance that advances in artificial intelligence could play in shaping our future, it is critical to begin a discussion about ways to take advantage of the benefits of AI and autonomous systems, while mitigating the risks. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.


AI deception: when your artificial intelligence learns to lie.

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Aug 23, 2020

New Vulnerability Could Put IoT Devices at Risk

Posted by in category: security

A new vulnerability targets Thales, a leading maker of IoT components. Learn how the X-Force Red team identified the security flaw and best practices for addressing the risk.

Aug 17, 2020

NASA’s Asteroid Mission Completes Final Test Before Sampling Run

Posted by in categories: security, space

While we were all busy watching the Perseverance rover head off on its journey to Mars, NASA’s asteroid sample mission has been gearing up for its big moment. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx for short) has completed its final test approach of the surface. The next time it descends, OSIRIS-REx will scoop up pieces of the asteroid Bennu for return to Earth.

NASA launched OSIRIS-REx in 2016, sending it off to intercept 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid about 1,610 feet (490 meters) in diameter. Bennu does get very close to Earth at points in its orbit — there’s even a small chance that it could impact the Earth in the next few centuries. Currently, it’s safely out of the way about 2 AU distant (an AU is the distance between Earth and the sun).

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Aug 11, 2020

Elon Musk Beats Jeff Bezos To U.S. Air Force Contract As Billionaire Space Race Blasts Off

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, security, space travel

Musk has scored bragging rights in the battle of billionaires in space after his SpaceX rockets beat competition from Bezos’s Blue Origin to launch National Security payloads for the U.S. Air Force.

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