World Bulletin / News Desk
The Pentagon on Friday launched a new venture with giant American companies to develop flexible electronics and sensors that could be stretched and inserted into the skins of military assets and civilian appliances.
Billed as a revolution in the electronic industry, the technology will enable developers to have larger technologies in lighter weight and more flexible shapes.
Announced by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Silicon Valley, the consortium called the Flexible Hybrid Electronic Institute, will be led by California-based FlexTech Alliance.
The flexible hybrid electronics would be used particularly in medical monitoring devices and military assets such as warships and fighter jets, according to the Pentagon.
Devices constructed using the technology will be light and thin enough to fit into the curves of a human body or stretch across the shape of an object or structure while preserving the operational ability of the older technology.
The consortium is made up of 162 companies, universities and non-profit groups including Apple, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, General Motors, the Cleveland Clinic, Stanford and MIT.
"Given what we've already done, there's truly no limit to what we can achieve together," Carter said in announcing the new venture. "That's why I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box, and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country. And now we're taking another step forward," he added.
Carter initially announced plans in April to launch the venture.
Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, was not known to them before Monday's carnage in Canada's most populous city, which also left 15 people injured.
At least 41 Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border since March 30
Talks are expected to tackle the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawal from war-torn Syria
Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.
John Bolton led Gatestone Institute from 2013 until he took his White House position earlier this month
Attack ‘not part of a wider plot and there is no threat to national security’, says public safety minister
That vote, scheduled to take place at about 5:00 pm (2100 GMT), would not end the nomination, but would put a negative recommendation in the hands of the closely-divided full Senate -- where his approval is not guaranteed.
The company said in a message to customers that the attack was detected on January 14, at a time when the app had 14 million users in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, according to the economic news website Arabian Business.
We hope everyone remains fully committed to implementation and long-term preservation, says UN under-secretary-general
Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.
A total of 41 Gazans have been martyred by Israeli gunfire since March 30
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL positions in Syria
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL locations in neighboring Syria
Turkish Historical Society head cites research from past wars
Palestinian president stresses on 2-state solution to conflict, calls East Jerusalem capital