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Boeing will build DARPA's XS-1 experimental spaceplane

You can hear the champagne corks popping here in Seattle as Boeing is awarded the contract to make DARPA’s cool experimental spaceplane. The company was competing with Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to design the craft. 254 more words

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DARPA just announced it's one step closer to building a hypersonic space plane

The Pentagon s research and development shop is moving one step closer toward building a hypersonic space plane that could shuttle satellites or people into space in record time. 50 more words

Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity For Advertisements

EVERY YEAR, FACEBOOK gathers hundreds of developers, corporate allies, and members of the press to hear CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of our shared near future. The gathering is known as “F8,” and this year’s iteration included some radical plans, one of which could’ve been pulled from a William Gibson novel: Facebook is working on a means of using your brain as an input device. 165 more words

Warbot Ethics: A Framework for Autonomy and Accountability

Rapid improvements in robotic technologies are presenting both civilian policy makers and military leaders with uncomfortable ethical choices … Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offers impressive gains in military effectiveness, yet how do we balance their use with accountability for inevitable errors? 10 more words

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10 More Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts

http://theantimedia.org/10-conspiracy-theories-2/

Written by Jake Anderson

(ANTIMEDIA) Generally speaking, conspiracy theories form where there is a vacuum of verifiable facts associated with a controversial, usually tragic event. 4,361 more words

Militarization of Space: US X-37B Space Plane Lands After Two-Year Mission

By Andrei AKULOV | Strategic Culture Foundation | 20.05.2017

With public attention focused on other things, the United States has been deploying new and more sophisticated weaponry in space.

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