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Bad-ass Boeing missile flies over buildings, fries computers with microwaves

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This is stuff you only see in the movies. “Today, we made science fiction science fact,” says Keith Coleman, CHAMP Program Manager for Boeing Phantom Works, in the video above. And he’s right. In what could potentially change modern day warfare, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully tested...
Bad-ass Boeing missile flies over buildings, fries computers with microwaves

Air Force Abruptly Scraps iPad Plan for Special Ops

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The U.S. Air Force has abruptly cancelled a plan to buy nearly 3,000 iPad 2 tablets, just days after a news site raised questions about including a Russian-developed app for encrypting and reading documents....
Air Force Abruptly Scraps iPad Plan for Special Ops

US Air Force may buy 18,000 Apple iPads for cargo aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command recently put out a notice that it plans to buy as many as 18,000 of Apple's iPad for use on cargo aircraft like the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster....
US Air Force may buy 18,000 Apple iPads for cargo aircraft

Meet The Women Who Help Keep Apple Insanely Great (AAPL)

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Apple, like many tech companies, has a reputation for being male- dominated at the top. There are no women in Apple's elite executive team and only one woman currently sits on the company's board of directors. Still, there are more than half a dozen women who hold prominent executive positions...
Meet The Women Who Help Keep Apple Insanely Great (AAPL)

Hypersonic test flight flames out

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That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out

Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads

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So much for the U.S. Air Force’s big iPad buy. The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on Wednesday canceled without explanation a plan to buy nearly 3,000 iPad 2s to be used as electronic flight bags. Announced in January, the initiative would have seen AFSOC purchase 2,861 iPad 2s...
Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads

US Air Force seeks to enhance its cyberwarfare capabilities

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The U.S. Air Force is openly soliciting technologies that would improve its capability of launching cyberattacks and gathering intelligence during cyberwarfare operations....
US Air Force seeks to enhance its cyberwarfare capabilities

U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

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Just as the Defense Department granted iOS devices approval for use on military networks, TheStreet reports that the U.S. military plans on saving around $50 million through its purchase of iPads. The savings will mainly be due to the ability to cut weight on flights by replacing traditional flight...
U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

Embracing Change and Adapting Your Photography

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a guest post by Stacy Pearsall. I met Stacy when I was teaching in Maui last year and found her story and her photography inspiring. Please allow me to introduce you to Stacy. Guest Post By: Stacy L. Pearsall I used to believe that the...
Embracing Change and Adapting Your Photography

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command abruptly cancels iPad 2 order

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In a surprising announcement, the Air Force Special Operations Command said on Wednesday that it had canceled an order for 2,861 iPad 2 tablets that were slated to be used as electronic flight bags....
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command abruptly cancels iPad 2 order
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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet

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An Air Force simulation says researchers are at work on killer robots so tiny that a group of them could blend into a cityscape. Science writer John Horgan's feature on the many ways drones will be used in coming years is interesting throughout, and terrifying in the passage where he...
Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet
$99 DIY kit overclocks your brain [video]

Eden Park scores $2M to bring LED alternative to market

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Eden Park Illumination has officially entered the efficient lighting fray, scoring $2 million in new venture capital, and a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force, according to Dow Jones Clean Technology Insight. It is pitching a microplasma lighting fixture that could save more energy than incandescent bulbs, while remaining...
Eden Park scores $2M to bring LED alternative to market

Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

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There may be no free-standing analytics companies left soon if IBM has its way.  On Wednesday, IBM said it is buying Vivisimo for the “discovery and navigation” expertise that companies use to access and analyze (what else?) big data. Why Vivisimo? Its technology will help IBM attack a key customer need:...
Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

Read/Write Daily: How to Watch the Transit of Venus Across the Sun

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Today's theme is staring at the sun. Every 120 years, in a pair of events eight years apart, Venus transits across the sun from Earth's perspective. With the right equipment, you can watch the black dot cruise across the sun disk. Today's seven-hour window is almost certainly your last chance....
Read/Write Daily: How to Watch the Transit of Venus Across the Sun

Boeing primes the B-52 for the digital age

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The aircraft maker says a $76 million contract will let it start upgrading the U.S. Air Force's aging but still potent fleet of heavy bombers. [Read more]...
Boeing primes the B-52 for the digital age
What went wrong? U.S. Airforce blows $1 billion on failed enterprise software

Air Force software turns warplanes into wireless routers in the sky

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A software upgrade called Net-T effectively turns U.S. military aircraft into giant airborne wireless routers, allowing ground forces to share information with each other and with their allies overhead. According to an official announcement, the Net-T (or network tactical) software, which has just completed testing with the 40th Flight...
Air Force software turns warplanes into wireless routers in the sky

U.S. Air Force deploying 18,000 iPads to replace bulky paper flight manuals

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Photo via Alaska Air The U.S. Air Force is hoping to save as much as $50 million over the next 10 years by outfitting pilots and crew with iPads as part of an effort to replace paper-based flight manuals, reports TheStreet. “We’re saving about 90 pounds of paper per aircraft...
U.S. Air Force deploying 18,000 iPads to replace bulky paper flight manuals

U.S. general warns of Iran's growing cyber strength

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The Iranian government has enhanced its cyber capabilities since being hit by the Stuxnet virus, cautions a U.S. Air Force official. [Read more]...
U.S. general warns of Iran's growing cyber strength

The Air Force Has Us a Little Freaked Out About Facebook

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This is a video produced by Blue Horizons, the U.S. Air Force’s resident futurists. It is titled, “Welcome to 2035…the Age of Surprise,” and we’re not sure whether it’s P.S.A., a recruitment video, or just a way to look cool at next year’s DefCon: Is that the Requiem for a...
The Air Force Has Us a Little Freaked Out About Facebook
Could an Oracle Win Against Google Blow Up the Cloud?

Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives

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LAS VEGAS--How many times has this happened to you? You're focusing on the perfect phrasing for your tweet, when some random jerk comes running by and smashes your phone with a claw hammer? Well, probably never, but a new material called Invisible Phone Guard (IPG) can protect your mobile...
Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives
FAA ban on electronic devices making us less productive in the air

Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads

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Pilots, weatherpeople and roustabouts  As if to underscore Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer’s claim that “nearly all” Fortune 500 companies “approve and support” iPhones on their networks, three major purchase orders came to light this week: Halliburton announced that over the next year the oil services company will be “transitioning”...
Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads

How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery [Science]

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Transcranial direct current stimulation can make your brain work better. DARPA proved it can make you better at video games, the U.S. Air Force has shown it cuts drone remote-pilot training in half, and Harvard researchers have used it to treat depression. So what is this magical device that...
How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery [Science]

U.S. Department Of Defense Signs New Deal With Microsoft To Bring Windows 8 To 75% of Employees

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For the most part, the news about Windows 8 hasn’t been very positive for Microsoft, but the company today announced a major win. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just signed a new three-year licensing agreement with Microsoft reseller Insight Public Sector to bring Windows 8, Office 2013, and SharePoint...
U.S. Department Of Defense Signs New Deal With Microsoft To Bring Windows 8 To 75% of Employees

Microsoft inks deal to bring Windows 8 to 330,000 Department of Defense employees

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Score one for Microsoft. The Redmond software giant just inked a three-year software deal with the United States Department of Defense to bring Windows 8 to 75 percent of all DoD employees. There are 450,000 total workers, which means 330,000 of them will be using Microsoft’s newest software. “There’s...
Microsoft inks deal to bring Windows 8 to 330,000 Department of Defense employees

Dissolving Computers Could Heal You From Inside Out

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To the list of objects that might occupy the coming Internet of Things, add the internal injury you suffered learning to kickbox. A government-funded research project has come up with dissolvable electronics capable of such tasks as monitoring a bruised kidney, sharing information and fending off infection. Researchers at Tufts University and the...
Dissolving Computers Could Heal You From Inside Out
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