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DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Additionally, a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.
This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are moving and accelerating. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that can impede successful hits.Edit
(MTV) — Star Trek actress Alice Eve has come under fire for comments she made about Bruce Jenner’s gender transition. “You couldn’t be a hero. You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn't given a chance. Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a “woman” while retaining the benefits of being a man is unfair.” She concluded her bizarre rant with: “Do you have a vagina? Are you paid less than men? Then, my friend, you are a woman.” Eve was soon branded “a bigot”, with many fans vowing to unfollow her on social-media, while some of her some followers accused her of being “transmisogynistic."Edit
(ABC) — President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore this afternoon, saying there is "no excuse" for the violence, looting and arson that followed the funeral held for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African American who died after suffering a spine injury in police custody earlier this month. "They're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing," Obama said in a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Edit
Bans on nasty ingredients is more about food business than your health.
(Fortune) — The biggest seller of chicken in the U.S. is banning human antibiotics in its poultry products, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Tyson Foods TSN 0.82% announced that it will halt the use of such antibiotics by September 2017. Drugs deemed “medically important” are targeted in the new decision. In the past, such antibiotics were used to prevent disease in chicken pens, and to help the poultry grow.Edit
(PC Mag) — Do you really need a smartwatch? Up until seven months ago, that's a question I was fully expecting Apple to answer. After all, the company is best at coming into a fairly nascent category and showing users exactly why they need to have something. Just take a look at the iPhone. Sure, smartphones were creating some buzz back in 2007, and plenty of people were already hooked on BlackBerry, but the iPhone is arguably the first smartphone that I, like many people, saw as a must-have device. Edit