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Nuclear-powered drones on the drawing board for U.S. military contractors

American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the US government’s principal nuclear research and…

China cyber warfare skills a risk to U.S. military: report

WASHINGTON — China’s cyber warfare capabilities would pose a danger to US military forces in the event of a conflict over Taiwan, according to a report by a US congressional advisory panel released Thursday. The report by defense contractor Northrop Grumman for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said…

‘Weightless’ teachers eye giant science leap

“Excited,” “nervous,” “terrified” — just three emotions described by a group of US teachers about to take a dizzying “weightless” flight all for the cause of science, naturally. The 30 classroom professionals donned blue “astronaut” jumpsuits to defy gravity in the skies above California, in a project designed to help…

U.S. military adds armed robotic helicopters to fleet

The US military plans to add a lethal new drone to its fleet — arobotic helicopter for the US Navy equipped with laser-guided rockets, defense giant Northrop Grumman said Wednesday. The armed Fire Scouts will mark a new era in naval warfare, offering an alternative to pilots flying attack helicopters or fighter jets off warships and reflecting…

U.S. conducting ‘mass surveillance’ against Arab world: report

The former self-appointed spokesman for the collective of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” revealed Tuesday what he called a massive U.S spying program against the Arab world. In an email to about a dozen journalists, Barrett Brown said his Project PM had uncovered the nature of the U.S. spying operation known…

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