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Russian combat engineers test new advanced assault suit (VIDEO)

An advanced battle suit has been put to the test by a new unit of the Russian Engineering Corps. The contingent is tasked with carrying out engineering functions and be a formidable fighting force at the same time. The full body armor suit is specifically designed to protect soldiers in intense urban warfare. It’s made from composite materials that provide ...

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‘We’re very excited’: US Navy to test laser weapon on warship

A newly built US amphibious warship will test out new laser weapon technology as early as this coming fall, replacing an earlier tested $ 40 million laser. The new USS Portland warship, currently en route to San Diego, California, to be commissioned, has been chosen to host the new laser weapon technology created by the Office of Naval Research. The ...

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Virgin Galactic’s Unity spaceplane successfully completes first 2018 test flight

Virgin Galactic conducted its first spaceplane test of the year with a high-speed flight over California’s Mojave desert. The reusable winged spacecraft is designed to carry up to eight people beyond the final frontier. Thursday’s test flight, Unity’s eleventh, went according to plan. “The glide flight tested transonic flight performance, stability and control,” said Virgin Galactic in a statement following ...

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Quiz whizz or news novice? Test your knowledge of 2017

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 09:00 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 09:05 From electoral tensions to scientific breakthroughs, this year was bursting with news. But have you been paying attention? Prove your mettle with RT’s jumbo quiz of the year. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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North Korea releases photos of ICBM from latest test ‘capable of striking US’

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 06:22 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 06:38 North Korean state media released photos of the Hwasong-15 missile allegedly used in the latest test launch. The photos show Kim Jong-un personally overseeing the launch of the ICBM, which Pyongyang claims is capable of hitting the US mainland. North Korea fired a ballistic missile which splashed down ...

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N. Korea: ICBM test used new launch vehicle, warhead able to re-enter Earth's atmosphere

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 12:37 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 12:52 North Korea says the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it launched on Wednesday was fired from a newly-developed vehicle, and claims its warhead could withstand the pressure of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. State media reported on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the missile test and ...

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Russia’s Yandex.Taxi takes self-driving car for first snow test

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:45 The Russian internet giant Yandex has taken out its autonomous Prius car for a first real-world snow test around Moscow’s suburbs. The vehicle successfully drove 300 kilometers on snow-covered roads. “There was nothing unexpected,” Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex.Taxi’s self-driving project told TechCrunch, confirming the snow test of the prototype went off smoothly. [embedded ...

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‘Underpinning UK prosperity:’ New facility opens in Hampshire to develop & test laser cannon

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 09:21 UK arms giant QinetiQ has opened a new ‘center of excellence’ for the development and testing of cutting-edge laser cannon. The new facility, named Dragonworks, will be an operational playground for lasers designed for the military. Among other things, the facility in Farnborough, Hampshire boasts a dedicated clean room for assembling laser weaponry, as ...

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NASA’s Google-funded AI drone faces man in final test (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 20:50 NASA engineers have tested their new drone, controlled by artificial intelligence, against one piloted by a professional human. The project was part of a two-year research program into drone autonomy, funded by Google. Engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, put their work to the ultimate test by racing the AI ...

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NASA to test ‘space lasers’ with latest launch

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 11:53 Saturday marks the day that humanity takes one step closer to the science-fiction realm with space lasers. An American aerospace firm is aiming to create 200 megabits per second (Mbps) connections in space using satellites equipped with lasers. If successful, this new tech could pave the way for networks of satellite-connected devices to send ...

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