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UNESCO maps Global Science and Technology trends towards 2030 amidst Geopolitical developments

For two decades now, the UNESCO Science Report series has been mapping science, technology and innovation (STI) around the world on a regular basis. It is a quinquennial report that focuses on longer-term trends, with respect to policy and science and technology indicators. Launching the sixth edition of UNESCO’s global …

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Russia’s “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” for “Assured Unacceptable Damage”

During President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with military officials in Sochi, where the development of Russia’s military capabilities were being discussed, a number of TV crews were able to capture footage of a paper with drawings of a new nuclear submarine weapons system. The Kremlin has confirmed “some secret data” was …

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Senate Panel Explores Future of Warfare and Speed of Innovation of U.S. Military Technology, Weapons Development

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on the future of warfare: “Today, we focus on the future – what features will define the battlefields of tomorrow, what technologies and methods of employing them our future warfighters …

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BAE’s M109A7 howitzer for enhanced survivability, maintainability, performance, responsiveness, and lethality to US Army

BAE Systems has won a $245.3m low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract from the US Army to continue building the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) and M992A3 ammunition carrier. The M109A7 will replace the army’s existing M109A6 self-propelled howitzer, formerly known as the paladin integrated management (PIM) programme. The M109A7 program enhances …

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New Terahertz systems and technologies demonstrated at 40th International Conference IRMMW-THz 2015

The 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), was held over 23–28 August 2015 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The scope of the conference included all scientific and technological activities from millimeter-waves to the Terahertz (THz) regime and on to the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic …

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DARPA robotic landing gear enables Unmanned Robotic Helicopter, to land on the Rough

Despite their airborne maneuverability, helicopters, with their skid-or-wheel landing gear, still need a level surface to set down which are scarce in combat and rescue missions. Landing on an uneven surface could them to tip over or the rotor blades to come into contract with the ground resulting in disaster. …

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