10 biggest weapons stories of 2017

Concealed carry guns, lasers, sound weapons that attack invisibly, new nuclear bombs….Reveals of new weapons – both personal protection and military use – were big this year. Not just in the sheer number, but in the wide range of types of weaponry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/29/10-biggest-weapons-stories-2017.html

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Drone ban: FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites … not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/drone-ban-faa-adds-to-list-places-where-can-t-fly-your-bird.html

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North Korea: Will mini nukes become an option for Trump?

In the Cold War era, the deterrence approach could be described as the bigger the nuclear bomb, the better. Are new mini nukes the right solution instead for today’s threat of a nuclear war?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/07/north-korea-will-mini-nukes-become-option-for-trump.html

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70 years after nuclear tests, marine life thrives at Bikini Atoll

Seventy years ago, the US dropped 23 nuclear bombs on Bikini Atoll—including one that was more than 1,000 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, per the Guardian.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/70-years-after-nuclear-tests-marine-life-thrives-at-bikini-atoll.html

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Formerly classified nuclear test films are now on YouTube

The US government has about 10,000 films of the 221 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962, covering the destructive power from all sorts of angles and distances, Business Insider reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/formerly-classified-nuclear-test-films-are-now-on-youtube.html

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Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear, other hazardous materials

Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear and other hazardous materials. It is the stuff of scientists’ nightmares and science fiction writers’ plot points: a nuclear weapon is slipped into the U.S. on a cargo ship and detonates, destroying an American seaport and killing a million people.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/23/gamma-rays-could-improve-screening-for-nuclear-other-hazardous-materials/

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Hackers attack Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 times in 3 years

The organization overseeing the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors has fallen victim to overseas hackers three times in the past three years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/19/hackers-attack-nuclear-regulatory-commission/

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B-52 receives first tech upgrade since 1961: Now with color screens and wireless networking

The B-52H, with a display of its various armaments
The B-52 Stratofortress, which first entered service as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War in 1952, has received its first ever technology overhaul. This overhaul, dubbed CONECT, brings the B-52H bomber kicking and screaming into the late 20th century, with a digital intercom system, color displays, a LAN for the plane’s various systems, and other bleeding-edge upgrades. Previously, the B-52H was a mishmash of digital and analog systems, with monochrome displays and targeting systems that had to be manually programmed from pen-and-paper coordinates. You’ll be glad to hear that, like the plane’s original load-out, all of the new systems have been radiation shielded for nuclear apocalypse warfare.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183080-b-52-receives-first-tech-upgrade-since-1961-now-with-color-screens-and-wireless-networking

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