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This Trucking Company Keeps Spacecraft Safe on the Interstate

When I ask Bradley Worthington to tell me about that one time people in the southwest thought his trucking company, McCollister's, was moving a UFO across the country, he laughs. There’s not a “that one time.” “It happens frequently,” he says, “especially with oversized things.” And McCollister's hauls a lot of oversized things. From astronaut capsules to weather-monitoring satellites to military aircraft, the company specializes in moving beefy, sensitive objects around securely. They've transported part of Orion, NASA's next astronaut-carrying spacecraft, and the recently-launched Joint Polar Satellite System-1, an environmental-monitoring…

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The US Government must work with tech companies if it wants to remain competitive in AI

U.S. Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis is concluding his tech tour of the West Coast today with a visit to Googles Mountain View campus.Mattis spent time at Amazon and DiuX, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, earlier in the week. His key takeaway from all the socializing with tech leaders is that the Department of Defense needs to embrace technology coming out of the private sector if it hopes to stay ahead of the technological curve. In a briefing beforeMattis media address at DiuX,Sean Singleton, director of business development for the unit,…

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Fortem raises $5.5 million to hunt and take down unwanted drones

After drones became available to private citizens around the world, bad actors found ways to use them for Drone crashes also put people and property in harms way. Provo, Utah-based Signia Venture Partners and Airspace, Department 13 or The company can integrate its radar into drones of the type that are typically used for physical security, professional aerial photography, or delivery by drone. It can also install its radars on the ground around a particular venue or city that wants to monitor the skies. However, Fortem also makes itsown Ed…

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