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Science & Defence Technology

Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

Solaris plantation.U.S. planemaker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways to develop jet fuel from a tobacco plant as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions and promote green energy in Africa's most advanced economy.

Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications

Edward Snowden.Public concerns about the U.S. government's secretive surveillance programs exposed by Edward Snowden have spawned a slew of encryption products and privacy services that aim to make electronic spying more difficult.

Satellites: Still the ‘critical’ element in mission-critical communications

A satellite.Secure communication has always been the most powerful tool when it comes to ensuring public safety and satellite, with its high levels of redundancy and available bandwidth, has always been a viable option for meeting this demand, but now other players have begun to show their cards, according to an expert.

Global military training and simulation market worth $6.8 billion

A ship simulator.Frost & Sullivan recently published three market analyses on the Training and Simulation (T&S) market. According to the consulting firm, the overall T&S market will “offer slightly decreasing but stable revenue between 2013 and 2022,” going from $6.841 bn to $6.358 bn as virtual training becomes more widely used.

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