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Outsmarting killer bacteria

Antibiotics can work miracles, knocking out common infections like bronchitis and tonsillitis. But according to the Center for Disease Control, each year 90,000 people in the U.S. die of drug-resistant "superbugs" ― bacteria like Staphylococcu...

Escalating 'Sensor War' Is the Face of Future Conflict

Military commanders of the future will employ high-tech sensing equipment to detect the strength and positions of enemy forces, including those attempting to hide from prying electronic eyes. "'Sensor War' is a fully two-sided 'game,'" noted Arthur K. Cebrowski, director of DoD's Transformation Office and a retired Navy vice admiral. "You want to sense something (and) the person or the thing that you're trying to sense is owned by someone, so they take measures to make it more difficult for you to find it." The concept of "Sensor War" isn't far-fetched, he pointed out. Today's firefighters, he noted, use heat-detecting equipment to find "hot spots" in burning buildings despite swirling smoke and dust.

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