Satellite Spots Iran Missile Attack Aftermath from Space. Video & pics.

The sharp images clearly show which buildings were reduced to ruin and rubble.

A closeup of the wreckage at Iraq’s al-Asad airbase, as captured on Jan. 8, 2020, by one of Planet’s SkySat satellites.
(Image: © Planet Labs Inc.)

You don’t have to be on the ground in Iraq to see the damage done by Iran’s recent missile attack.

Satellites operated by San Francisco-based company Planet have captured photos of Iraq’s al-Asad airbase, one of the sites hit in last night’s (Jan. 7) bombardment. The sharp images clearly show which buildings were reduced to ruin and rubble.

Iranian officials have said that the attack was retaliation for the death of high-ranking general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week...

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US military’s ‘Jetson’ laser can ID your unique heartbeat from hundreds of feet away

Heartbeat rhythms are as unique as fingerprints, and lasers can identify their signature beats.
(Image: © Shutterstock)

The U.S. military could soon spot you in a crowd — not by your face or your gait, but by your unique heartbeat rhythm. The Pentagon recently developed and tested a laser that can scan and distinguish the pitter-patter of your heart from up to 650 feet (200 meters) away.

Dubbed “Jetson,” the name recalls the popular sci-fi cartoon family the Jetsons, who inhabited a world full of futuristic gadgets. But unlike the handy household devices from the show, the new laser system was built for combatting terrorism, and was created by the Pentagon at the request of the U.S. Special Forces, MIT Technology Review (MTR) reported.

And unlike some types of identification techni...

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic sleek jet could be built by the end of 2020

It’ll also test ways to hush up sonic booms. PICS & VIDEO

An illustration of the X-59 supersonic plane landing on a runway.
(Image: © Lockheed Martin)

NASA’s new experimental supersonic X-plane is on a fast track to flying.

The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was greenlit for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019. With this plane, NASA aims to create an ultraquiet craft that can travel over land faster than the speed of sound.

In 2020, Lockheed Martin, which NASA commissioned to build the plane, plans to mate the aircraft and completely finish the building process by the end of the year, a company  representative told Space.com...

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Will We One Day Fly in This ‘Blended Wing’ Airplane? Airbus Built a Prototype To Find Out.

This radical airliner design would be more efficient, but it comes with some engineering challenges.

  • A new Airbus prototype is a blended wing aircraft that could be used for commercial flights.
  • Flying wings and blended wings date back 100 years and have mostly been for military use.
  • The MAVERIC prototype is a scale model that’s 3 meters wide, ideal for testing and showing off.

Airbus has released a new prototype for a “giant flying wing” that could revolutionize commercial flight. The MAVERIC prototype is 2 meters long by 3 meters wide and flown by remote control. Airbus says its aerodynamic body reduces its emissions by 20 percent.

The prototype is a “small scale demonstrator,” like a scale model that can show both supporters and potential investors the strengths and weaknesses of...

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Top 10 Military Drones in the World Video- Best Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) 2019

🏆 Video Information: * An unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), also known as a combat drone or simply a drone, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that usually carries aircraft ordnance such as missiles and is used for drone strikes. * In this video, we present you the top 10 best Military Drones in the World today.

Our list depends upon many factors like Maximum take off weight, engine used, power, speed, endurance, service ceiling, armament and few other factors too . Sources & Credits: https://www.wikipedia.org/ www.aviation-history.com/ www.boeing.com/defense/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4Os… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABah… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6AP… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8G32… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxEQu… https://www...

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DRONE ASSASSIN SQUAD-OPERATOR TELLS HIS STORY & VIDEOS

Brandon Bryant watched in horror as a small child darted on to the infra-red display in front of him. Milliseconds later a bright flash obliterated everything on the screen.

It was February 2007, and the US Airman had just fired a laser-guided supersonic bomb from his Predator drone aimed at a building in Afghanistan from his control station in Las Vegas, 12,000km away.

He was taking out an enemy combatant believed to be inside, but at the last minute he saw a little child run into his crosshairs – the focus point of his drone lens – just as the Hellfire missile hit.

An MQ-1 Predator drone.

It’s an image which has haunted him ever since, even though his Air Force superiors insisted the child was actually a dog.

Thirteen years on from that mission, the same type of missile Mr Bryant fired was used to assassinate Iranian general Qasem Soleimani while on a trip to Baghdad in January, ratcheting up tensions in the Middle East.

Drones have become the defining weapon of war in the 21st century, with demand for the killing machines ferociously increasing.

But finding enough people to command the unmanned airborne terminators can be difficult – a pilot shortage is believed to be a problem with the RAF’s planned £1.1 billion ($2.1 billion) Protector drone program, The Times reports.

That’s partly because drone o...

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‘The Artificial Intelligence Robotic Machine Cometh’: Jogging robot video freaks out the internet in this Video.

Very few things succeed in stirring up the Internet faster, unleashing a unique cocktail of amazement and terror, than a new Boston Dynamics robot video.

In the past, the tech company, owned by Japan’s SoftBank Group, has released videos showing its robots climbing stairs, executing perfect back flips and opening doors with shockingly accurate ability.

The company’s latest YouTube submission: a 34-second clip of its boxy humanoid robot, Atlas, going for a jog in a grassy residential area on what appears to be a bright spring day.

With its electronic appendages unleashing an animatronic whine that falls somewhere between an electronic knife and a Xerox machine, Atlas even stops to hop over a log before casually going on his bipedal way.

In only a day, the video has racked up more than 9...

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The USA Marines Want an Super-Portable Kamikaze Drone

This Organic Precision Fires drone could strike targets over 37 miles away.

The U.S. Marines want a flying drone that could both reconnoiter the nearby landscape, complete its mission by exploding dead on target, and is small enough to be carried by an individual Marine. The new Organic Precision Fires drone system would be extremely useful if small units of Marines find themselves cut off from friendly forces and unable to call in for air and artillery support.

After nearly two decades of chasing lightly armed guerrillas with ample air and artillery support on call, the U.S. Marines are gearing up for the possibility of big power warfare...

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The American Navy’s Next Jet May Have Its Own Drone

The next generation Growler electronic attack plane may carry a drone as part of its payload.

The U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack plane may get its own pet drone in a future update, FlightGlobal is reporting. The Dash X drone could be deployed by Growler aircrews over hostile airspace, collecting electromagnetic signals and sending them to the waiting jet for analysis. The Growler/drone dynamic duo would be used to identify, locate, and take down enemy air defenses.

The project, funded by the Office of Naval Research, involves stuffing a Dash X drone in a bomb-like capsule designed to hang off the hardpoints of a EA-18G Growler...

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AI and jobs: Where humans are better than algorithms, and vice versa

It’s easy to get caught up in the doom-and-gloom predictions about artificial intelligence wiping out millions of jobs. Here’s a reality check.

The 21st century’s longest shadow hanging over the technology industry, workers, and humanity in general, is the effect that artificial intelligence, robots, and automation are going to have on jobs.

The popular narrative is generally filled with lots of doom-and-gloom about AI wiping out whole industries and millions of people going unemployed, but let’s take a little reality check and look at where humans do a better job than AI, and vice versa, to give you some context for how the workforce of the future is going to change.

Where AI wins

It’s no secret that algorithms and robots can smoke humans at repetitive tasks and solving problems that inv...

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MIT Developing Mach 0.8 Rocket Drone for the Air Force

MIT’s AeroAstro labs is working to develop a drone that can fly at speeds up to Mach 0.8, or roughly 614 mph. Dubbed the Firefly, the drone is essentially a mini-rocket and has a similar shape to a zeppelin. It is designed to launch from a fighter jet and collect data or distract enemy weapons systems.

The Firefly is designed to meet a challenge presented by the U.S. Air Force: develop a UAV no more than 2.5 inches wide and 17 inches long that could be air-launched from a fighter jet and fly at Mach 0.8 for 2 to 5 minutes. After MIT’s recent success building the Peredix swarming drones that also launch from a fighter, the team feels confident they are up to the new challenge.

“There was no vehicle with this speed, at this size, that could deploy off an aircraft,” John Hansman, MIT profes...

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Military-Grade Killer Drones Are Beginning to Hit the Market

The battlefield drone can be operated by one man, drop its own precision-guided munitions.

The recent explosion of the consumer drone market has had far-reaching effects, the deadliest being their adaptation to weapons of war. Now, military-grade killer drones operable by a crew of one or two and capable of carrying precision-guided microbombs are starting to make their way into the global defense market. One of the first is Velvet Wasp, the drone that can carry anything from bombs to first aid supplies.

Developed by UK defense contractor SR, Velvet Wasp is a 37 pound drone with a carbon fiber frame. The drone can be packable but ideally is carried around by a vehicle...

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