Category: Electronic

China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

Military & Aerospace Engineering | Source URL WASHINGTON – China’s military is expected to deploy a laser weapon capable of destroying or damaging U.S. military satellites in low earth orbit in the next year, the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) disclosed in a report on space threats. Bill Gertz at […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]

The Air Force Wants to Arm Fighter Jets With Laser Weapons

The Air Force Wants to Arm Fighter Jets With Laser Weapons

Futurism | Source URL Laser Jets In 2017, the U.S. Navy revealed its the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which the media referred to as the world’s first active laser weapon — a futuristic turret mounted on a transport vessel. Now the U.S. Air Force wants to jump on the trend as well: it […]

Wireless Technology: Ultra Convenient. Endlessly Entertaining. Criminally Instigated. Terminally Pathological.

Wireless Technology: Ultra Convenient. Endlessly Entertaining. Criminally Instigated. Terminally Pathological.

Peter Tocci | Activist Post | Source URL Introduction The intent of this article is to show that wireless technology is, without remedy other than termination, one of the most devastating environmental and health threats—and threats to personal liberty—ever created. Included is discussion of the criminal deceit employed by U.S. […]

Filin: Russian Navy Unveils New Weapon That Makes Enemy Hallucinate, Vomit

Filin: Russian Navy Unveils New Weapon That Makes Enemy Hallucinate, Vomit

Callum Paton | Newsweek | Source URL Two Russian naval vessels have been fitted with a defensive weapon, which, during testing, caused some subjects to hallucinate and vomit because of its disorientating effect. RIA Novosti, Russia’s domestic state news agency, reported that a Russian military contractor had begun supplying the […]

China has developed the world’s first hypersonic railgun that’s capable of destroying targets 124 miles away and it ‘will be ready for warfare by 2025’

China has developed the world’s first hypersonic railgun that’s capable of destroying targets 124 miles away and it ‘will be ready for warfare by 2025’

The Daily Mail | Source URL China‘s hypersonic naval gun which is said to be capable of striking targets 124 miles away at more than seven times the speed of sound will be ready for warfare by 2025, insiders have revealed. The ship-mounted super weapon has been one of Beijing’s […]

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

George Joseph & Debbie Nathan | The Intercept | Source URL Roughly six months ago at New York’s Sing Sing prison, John Dukes says he was brought out with cellmates to meet a corrections counselor. He recalls her giving him a paper with some phrases and offering him a strange […]

Brain implants, AI, and a speech synthesizer have turned brain activity into robot words

Brain implants, AI, and a speech synthesizer have turned brain activity into robot words

MIT Technology Review Science Daily Source URL Neural networks have been used to turn words that a human has heard into intelligible, recognizable speech. It could be a step toward technology that can one day decode people’s thoughts. A challenge: Thanks to fMRI scanning, we’ve known for decades that when […]