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HPE, NASA are going to launch an awesome supercomputer into space

The year-long experiment will determine a supercomputer’s ability to function in space, with the idea of sending one to Mars.

(19 Feb. 2010) — Backdropped by Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010.

The Spaceborne Computer, a joint experiment between NASA and HPE, will travel to the International Space Station (seen here).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is teaming up with NASA to launch a supercomputer into space on Monday, with the ultimate aim of building computing resources that could serve on board a mission t...

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U.S. Army Puts a Stop to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Drones

No longer Army material: DJI’s Inspired 1 drone.
Security concerns lead to ban of a popular brand of UAV.

Citing a worry over “cyber vulnerabilities,” the U.S. Army this week ordered that all drones built by China-based DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer be forthwith removed from Army service. The order comes following a classified study of the issue completed in May by the Army Research Laboratory, and the simultaneous release of a Navy memorandum titled “Operational Risks with Regards to DJI Family of Products.”

According to aviation attorney Jonathan Rupprecht, the FAA has recently created more than 500 security-related flight restrictions prohibiting unpiloted aircraft flights over military locations...

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Russia Wants In on a Killer Robot Future so is going to play catch up with the west

Military officials have said that Moscow is developing its own drones — technology on which it lags significantly behind the U.S. — and an unmanned ground vehicle to guard its nuclear missile silos.
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The question of when Russia will deploy giant anthropomorphic battle robots on its borders was on top of the list of things people asked President Vladimir Putin about during his online news conference in 2006.

Putin politely skirted the question. But last March, his special envoy Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia does in fact want lethal robots, though not necessarily giant or even anthropomorphic, and is conducting research in the field.

But Russia also recognizes the implications of creating machines authorized to kill humans, judging by the country’s participation in the firs...

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USA TO STUDY USE OF DRONES IN SEVERAL STATES IN AMERICA

Online Session on UAS Test Site Privacy Policy

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Map Showing State Distribution of UAS Test Site Proposals Across the Nation

The applicants are all public organizations, but private companies may be part of an applicant’s team. The FAA cannot provide applicant names and numbers by state during the procurement process.

The FAA held an online public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. EDT to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the agency’s proposed privacy policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA provided a brief overview of the UAS test site program and proposed privacy policy and then took comments from participants. Each participant had three minutes for comments...

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