Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense ...

Business

Pentagon stalls $10 bn cloud contract eyed by Amazon

The Pentagon has put off awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract sought by Amazon, saying Thursday that the process will be reviewed by the newly-appointed defense secretary.

Security

Generating zero-knowledge proofs for defense capabilities

There are times when the highest levels of privacy and security are required to protect a piece of information, but there is still a need to prove the information's existence and accuracy. For the Department of Defense (DoD), ...

Internet

Video manipulation technology poses danger to future elections

A video on social media shows a high-ranking U.S. legislator declaring his support for an overwhelming tax increase. You react accordingly because the video looks like him and sounds like him, so certainly it has be him.

Computer Sciences

Networked UAV Defense Swarms to defend against malicious drones

A team of researchers at the University of Luxembourg have developed a new feasible and efficient defense system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Their system, outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv, consists of a ...

Computer Sciences

Making data-driven 3-D modeling easier

A new computational method, to be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2017, is addressing a well-known bottleneck in computer graphics: 3D content creation. The process of 3D content creation is complex and tedious. GRASS, a new generative ...

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