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How The US Army Screwed Over Targets Of Biggest Government Hack Ever

Here’s proof that the government blind-bumbles its way through tech problems like some hydra-headed bureaucratic Mr Magoo: The US Army thought a legitimate email of warning from another agency was also from hackers — and ended up leaving people affected by the hack in the dark because of its mistake.


Black Hawk Helicopter Explodes After Landing On Minefield, Four Killed

Video: This is a graphic video showing a Colombian Army Blackhawk helicopter landing on a minefield. It explodes tragically, killing four and injuring six of the 15 people on board. The explosives in the minefield were supposedly detonated by the guerilla movement FARC. So sad. War sucks on both sides.


The US Army Built A Robot To Help Soldiers Shoot Guns Better

The US Army’s latest supersolider innovation is inspired by the movie Aliens. And yes, the mechatronic arm exoskeleton is about as apocalyptic as it sounds. The arm-mounted device is literally a robot that lets soldiers shoot guns better.


Fascinating Visualisation Breaks Down How The Roman Army Was Organised

Video: Legionary. Century. Centurions. Cohorts. Legions. These are all terms for a certain group or type of Roman soldier. This rather interesting break down of the Roman Army shows how the army was organised, how Roman citizens were Legionaries and non-Roman citizens were Auxiliaries, and how those soldiers were grouped together.


In Modern Wars, What Happens To Captured Weapons?

For the U.S. Army, it depends on the type of weapons, and what our needs are.


Report: US Military Drone Pilots Don't Get Enough Training

The U.S military is increasingly making use of drones rather than manned aircraft. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office suggest that as much as 65 per cent of drone pilots do not get enough training.


Australia Just Staged A Massive Counter Terrorism Exercise

Dubbed ‘Hermes Castle’, the multi-agency operation involved 450 police, emergency service and Defence personnel. The exercise is part of an ongoing commitment to testing and refining counter terrorism arrangements.


What It Feels Like To Shoot With The US Military's Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger.


Google Glass 2.0, And Other Tech News You May Have Missed

You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech yesterday? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumours that might have slipped past your radar.


Cool Photo Of A Paratrooper Makes It Look Like He's Surfing An Aeroplane

The angle of this photo of a paratrooper making a jump off a C-130 aeroplane is so perfect that it makes it seem like the soldier is using the Hercules aircraft as a surfboard of sorts. Obviously, he’s not standing on the plane (it’s just our perspective fooling us, or just me), but riding an aeroplane while outside the plane would be so badass.


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