The Pentagon Wants to Make an Army of Virus-Spreading Insects. Scientists Are Concerned.

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Source: Live Science Friend or foe? A new Pentagon program wants to make insects that spread viruses to food crops to ensure food security, but scientists say the “Insect Allies” program is a biological weapon waiting to happen. Credit: Shutterstock Can a task force of insects carrying genetically modified viruses save America’s farms — or …

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Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

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Source:  Reuters The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are buried …

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DARPA Program Plans To Patrol Cities With AI Drones

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Source: by Tyler Durden Mon, 05/21/2018 On May 10, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled the Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA) program, which addresses the issues of reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition within urban environments.      The primary objective of the URSA program is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of blending …

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Scientists hope new enzyme will ‘eat’ plastic pollution

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Source:  MSN Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world’s worst pollution problems. Researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling …

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US taxpayers paid millions of dollars for the airstrikes on Syria. Here’s a breakdown of key costs

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Source:  MSN Money The U.S. strike on Syrian chemical weapons facilities was colossal over the weekend cost taxpayers a lot of money, although the total bill isn’t clear. To start, U.S. forces fired 66 Tomahawk cruise missiles on three Syrian targets early morning local time, making for a price tag of $92.4 million for those …

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