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Nuclear bombs and electromagnetic pulses are heard about in pop culture, but is it a real threat in the modern era? A U.S Air Force base in Texas seems to think there is at least some risk and is surveying a facility to find anything vulnerable to EMP attacks.  Officials at Joint Base San Antonio in Lackland, Texas, recently issued a bid request to survey a facility called the Petroleum, Oil, and Lubrication Complex. This survey would help identify any electronics or other equipment that could be vulnerable to an EMP before a further investigation occurs. Following both the survey and deeper investigation, the Air Force would look into protecting the equipment should an EMP attack occur.... Read more...
Previously, we reported on artificial intelligence being pitted against human pilots in a head to head dogfight challenge. The event has now concluded, with the AI going undefeated in five rounds of air-to-air combat, handily beating the human opponent in the final round. At the open of this multi-day event, eight teams entered the virtual airspace for the opportunity to go up against a human fighter pilot in virtual reality at the end. They all competed against simulated opponents at first, then progressing to each other. The AI v. AI fights reduced the number of competitors in the ring to just four: Aurora Flight Sciences, Heron Systems, Lockheed Martin, and PhysicsAI. In a bracket type system,... Read more...
Count the United States Air Force as fans of Google Glass. The USAF has been testing the high-tech specs for use in a variety of scenarios, including helping fighter jets and bombers locate their targets, search and rescue missions, and ground-to-air communications out on the battlefield. The BATMAN group within the USAF’s 711th Human Performance Wing, based at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio is tasked with research and development with two pairs of Google Glass, according to VentureBeat. As part of its work, the group is also developing Android software that would deliver solutions for its specific use cases. Credit: VentureBeat Some of the best features of this particular... Read more...