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August 20, 2014
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 19, 2014
For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons' ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster than armor's ability to withstand penetration. As a result, achieving even incremental improvements in crew survivability has required significant increases in vehicle mass and cost. The trend of increasingly heavy, le ... read more
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General Hyten takes control of AFSPC
General John E. Hyten became the 16th commander of Air Force Space Command, in a change-of-command ceremony, replacing General William L. Shelton. General Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
Aerojet Rocketdyne was recently awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demon ... more

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more
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World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son
The world is not doing enough to halt a "genocide" of Iraq's Yazidi, the son of the religious minority's leader said Tuesday, blaming international inaction for a recent massacre. ... more


Octopus inspires new camouflage material
The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing
The U.S. Navy's new Standard Missile-6 has demonstrated its capability to intercept low-altitude, slow-moving targets in a cluttered environment. ... more

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO
Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. ... more
Space News from
Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Spaceplane For DARPA

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure

Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts

Russian Cosmonauts Conclude EVA Ahead of Schedule

Arianespace Soyuz ready to launch European GPS satellites

Solar salad, anyone?

Next gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014


Pope's message lost on China?
When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing - an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism. ... more

Turkey seeks talks with Iraq-based Kurdish rebels: deputy PM
Turkey wants to hold direct talks with Kurdish rebels based in Iraq to help revive stalled peace talks, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday. ... more

Israel hits Gaza, quits Cairo talks after rocket fire
Israel ordered its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza on Tuesday after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce. ... more
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Jihadists claim beheading of US journalist
Jihadist group the Islamic State on Tuesday claimed to have executed American journalist James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against its fighters and threatened to kill a second reporter. ... more

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort
Iraqi forces battled Sunni militants along a string of fronts Tuesday, including in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as the United Nations readied a massive aid operation for displaced Iraqis. ... more
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Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains are inbreeding and aggressive

Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study


China troops enter disputed India territory: sources
Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. ... more

New ship for Royal Australian Navy undergoes sea trials
The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy is undergoing final builder sea trials, which includes testing of combat and communication systems. ... more

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation
Exoskeltons from Lockheed Martin that boost a person's strength and endurance are to be tested and evaluated for industrial use by the U.S. Navy. ... more

Drones fly alongside manned planes in Navy test mission
The U.S. Navy is testing whether or not drones can be safely and effectively incorporated into manned flight operations. To find out, Navy aviation recently paired its unmanned X-47B plane with its manned F/A-18 Hornet in a series of short combined maneuvers. ... more

Battle of the boycott plays out in Israel, W.Bank shops
In Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians are battling it out with rockets and air strikes. But in Israel and the West Bank, the two sides have found a new weapon: boycotting. ... more


Northrop Grumman team developing space plane
A preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for an experimental space plane with a reusable booster is being developed by Northrop Grumman. ... more

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official
One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy has resigned and is under investigation over suspicions related to "national security", authorities said Tuesday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent: NGO

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'


Airborne Systems supplying decoys to New Zealand


Saudis seek to upgrade AWAC planes


Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation


Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures


Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch


Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use


Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System


First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch


ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program


Digital cockpits for UH-60L Black Hawks

Pope says he wants to visit China

Philippines protests Chinese patrols over sea bank

Obama promises 'long-term' strategy against IS

US hospital firm: Chinese hackers stole patient data

N. Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-S.Korea drill

Greek Army's German-made Leopard tanks getting ammunition

Iraq Kurds press anti-jihadist drive as US, UK turn up heat

Yazidi fleeing Iraq jihadists has quintuplets: UN

Iran won't accept nuclear restraints 'beyond IAEA rules'

Syria bombs jihadist positions in Raqa for second day

Dialogue not 'displays of force' key to Korean peace: Pope

India must build defences so none dares cast 'evil eye': PM

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots

Japanese politicians visit controversial war shrine

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Tensions soar as Ukraine says destroys Russian armour

Russia 'guaranteed' no soldiers in Ukraine convoy: US

PKK conflict with Turkey 'coming to an end', says Kurdish leader

Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum

Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

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