For the first time NASA will launch a spacecraft next month with the intention of colliding it with an asteroid to change its course. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will occur on Nov. 24, NASA said. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be launched from the Vandenberg Space Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, CA. A pair of asteroids that orbit the sun and occasionally come close to Earth are the target.
Earlier this week, General Dynamics Land Systems unveiled a model of its TRX tracked unmanned ground vehicle, which was outfitted as a unique mobile launch vehicle for 50 AeroVironment Switchblade loitering missiles, also known as “death drones.” Following the announcement that the Army will assess variants of the TRX, which stands for Tracked Robot 10-Ton, alongside Howe and Howe Technologies’ Ripsaw M5 unmanned mini-tank and Pratt Miller and QinetiQ’s Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle during an experimental exercise next year.
A combined Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) from CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Security Agency (NSA) describes ongoing cyber risks to the US Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector. This event, which involves cyber intrusions resulting in ransomware attacks, jeopardizes WWS facilities’ capacity to deliver clean, drinkable water to their residents and successfully manage their wastewater. The joint CSA offers a wide range of mitigations and tools to help WWS Sector establishments improve operational resilience and cybersecurity.
You may not be familiar with the term “synthetic media,” sometimes known as “deep fakes,” but our military, law enforcement, and intelligence organizations are. They’re hyper-realistic video and audio recordings created with artificial intelligence and “deep” learning to create “fake” content, also known as “deep fakes.” The US government is growing concerned that they could be used to propagate misinformation and commit crimes. That’s because deepfake developers have the ability to make people say or do anything they want, at least on our screens. Most people in the United States have no concept of how far technology has progressed in only four years, let alone the dangers, disruptions, and opportunities that come with it.
Spot can be trained to explore unfamiliar territory and map terrains on their own. He is already in use in various warehouses across America but the possibilities of their function is yet to be determined.