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May 17, 2024

UK completes world’s first flights for quantum navigation that could replace GPS

Posted by in categories: government, military, quantum physics

A British consortium with funding from the UK government has successfully tested what it calls “un-jammable” quantum navigation tech in flight.

Geopolitical tensions and warfare have introduced GPS jamming as a means of messing with enemy communication and navigation. This can cause disturbances for both military and civilian transportation and location services.

The quantum-based navigation system is called Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). Its developers are quantum technology firm Infleqtion’s UK subsidiary in collaboration with aerospace company BAE Systems and defence tech contractor QinetiQ, among others.

May 16, 2024

Why China, the U.S., and Big Tech Are Racing to Harness Quantum Computing and AI

Posted by in categories: economics, encryption, military, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Micius is considered quantum’s “Sputnik” moment, prompting American policymakers to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into quantum information science via the National Quantum Initiative. Bills such as the Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 have provided $1.5 billion for communications research, including quantum technology. The Biden Administration’s proposed 2024 budget includes $25 billion for “emerging technologies” including AI and quantum. Ultimately, quantum’s awesome computing power will soon render all existing cryptography obsolete, presenting a security migraine for governments and corporations everywhere.

Quantum’s potential to turbocharge AI also applies to the simmering technology competition between the world’s superpowers. In 2021, the U.S. Commerce Department added eight Chinese quantum computing organizations to its Entity List, claiming they “support the military modernization of the People’s Liberation Army” and adopt American technologies to develop “counter-stealth and counter-submarine applications, and the ability to break encryption.”

These restrictions dovetail with a raft of measures targeting China’s AI ambitions, including last year blocking Nvida from selling AI chips to Chinese firms. The question is whether competition between the world’s top two economies stymies overall progress on AI and quantum—or pushes each nation to accelerate these technologies. The answer could have far-reaching consequences.

May 16, 2024

Low-temperature pulse irradiation technique enables flexible optoelectronic devices

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

To overcome these obstacles, the research team developed a novel pulse irradiation synthesis method that achieves both a low processing temperature and an ultra-short reaction time, surpassing the capabilities of conventional techniques.

With the new method for preparing metal sulfide thin films at low temperatures, these detectors can now achieve higher performance on suitable . This creates exciting possibilities for thermal imaging applications in security monitoring, fire detection, military surveillance, and other fields.

Additionally, the photothermoelectric effect allows for the conversion of invisible infrared light into , paving the way for applications in high-speed communications and optical signal processing.

May 16, 2024

Has Quantum Physics Determined Your Future?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, military, quantum physics

Everything in the universe may be preordained, according to physics.

By Dan Falk

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May 15, 2024

Teledyne FLIR Defense unveils Rogue 1 loitering munition system

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

In modern warfare, the Rogue 1 unmanned aerial system offers a range of safety features and versatile capabilities.

May 15, 2024

Gravitas: A new underwater warfare, is India prepared?

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI, surveillance

Underwater recon and attack drones are about to enter war zones.


Australia has unveiled ‘Ghost Shark’, an underwater drone that is capable of surveillance, intelligence collection and attacking enemy targets. The U.S. has a ‘Monster Manta’ that can carry a range of payloads, carry out long-range missions. Countries around the world are developing unmanned underwater vehicles for the next war at sea. What about India?

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May 14, 2024

DARPA Funding Military-Grade Quantum Laser Prototype

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

DARPA is funding the development of a military-grade quantum laser prototype that can penetrate dense fog and operate over long distances.

May 10, 2024

US military flaunts massive unmanned ‘Manta Ray’ | WION

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

US defence giant Northrop Grumman has tested an underwater drone that looks like a monster manta ray. The drone is capable of carrying multiple payloads of various sizes, and the machine is autonomous and war-ready.

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May 10, 2024

National Space Council will explore military space and intelligence roles and responsibilities

Posted by in categories: military, space

The council will delve into the ongoing tug-of-war between military and intelligence agency leaders.

May 8, 2024

China’s social-media attacks are part of a larger ‘cognitive warfare’ campaign

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience

U.S. strategists must take heed of this important domain.

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