Engineering

Pac-Man-era microchip could help gobble up nuclear warheads

When Russian nuclear inspectors traveled to the U.S. in the early 2000s, they were not allowed to directly examine classified nuclear weapon components, Professor Alex Glaser said. Instead, the inspectors were shown a radiation ...

Robotics

Are lethal autonomous weapons the future of warfare?

An armed weapons system capable of making decisions sounds like it's straight out of a Terminator movie. But once lethal autonomous weapons are out in the world, there could be no turning back.

Engineering

New Russian weapon can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability.

Machine learning & AI

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': report

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using building materials to monitor for high enriched uranium

A new paper details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium (HEU), which can be used to create nuclear weapons. ...

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