Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting (DASH) program completes milestones
DARPA's Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting (DASH) Program has tested two complementary prototype systems as part of its Phase 2 development effort. The prototypes demonstrated functional sonar, communications ...
Training soldiers to disobey 'illegal' orders
The military should be cautiously training soldiers to disobey unlawful superior's orders as a way of legally protecting them against a criminal conviction, according to QUT legal expert Dr Carmel O'Sullivan.
Cyberwar manual lays down rules for online attacks (Update 3)
Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it. Their handbook, due to be published later this week, applies the practice of international law to the world of electronic ...
South Korea's 'Top Gun' cyber warriors
Cheon Joon-Sahng may not look like an elite warrior, but the shy, South Korean high school student has been fully trained for a frontline role in any future cyber battle with North Korea.
China says US-based hackers attack its military websites
Hackers mainly based in the United States attacked two Chinese military websites including the Defence Ministry page an average of 144,000 times a month last year, the ministry said on Thursday.
Common starting point for phased array programs may save billions, years off development
Phased radio frequency (RF) arrays use numerous small antennas to steer RF beams without mechanical movement (think radar without a spinning dish). These electronics are invaluable for critical DoD applications ...
Chinese hackers seen as increasingly professional (Update)
Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one piece of evidence cited by experts ...
Commercial cyberspying, theft promise rich payoff (Update 2)
For state-backed cyberspies such as a Chinese military unit implicated by a U.S. security firm in a computer crime wave, hacking foreign companies can produce high-value secrets ranging from details on oil ...
Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone warriors
The Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor "extraordinary" troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.
Microgrid powers 'World Green City'
The Office of Naval Research (ONR), a leader in the exploration of renewable power, played a major role in the development of a new "World Green City" unveiled here on Dec. 12 as a prototype community powered by alternative ...
Melting polar ice could release old viruses
In 1999, Russian scientists famously dug a long-dead frozen woolly mammoth out of the Siberian permafrost. Other things lurking in the frozen earth may be more alive - and more dangerous. Scientists warn that global warming ...
Researchers find clues to the Baltic Crusades in animal bones, horses and the extinct aurochs
(Phys.org)—A multidisciplinary project seeks to understand the Eastern Baltic Crusades through the lens of ecology. Horses, for example, aided the Christians in battle, while the castles the Crusaders built ...
Stirred, not shaken: Bond for future ships, iMacs has ONR roots
A state-of-the-art welding process refined for use in naval shipbuilding by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has crossed over to the world of computing.
ONR, marines eye solar energy
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is looking to the sun for energy in an effort to help Marines do away with diesel-guzzling generators now used in combat outposts, officials announced Nov. 29.