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Precision target: Darpa’s new self-steering bullet can follow moving targets

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

With the new Exacto (Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance weapon) bullets, killing someone has never been easier. The bullets designed by Darpa, a military research agency in the US, have the capability of chasing a moving target by changing directions.

The bullet can adjust to weather and wind changes, as well as the movement of the target by steering in air. Although the technological nuances of the bullet have not been revealed for obvious reasons, it is believed that the bullet uses small fins to re-direct its path.

What is interesting to note is the non-sophistication and user-friendly nature of the bullet. Tests held in February showed that the accuracy of the shot was maintained even when it was fired by an inexperienced person.

The bullet has been designed to keep the troops out of danger by allowing them to maintain a safe distance from the target.

‘The live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that the EXACTO bullet is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges, something unachievable with traditional rounds.’ said Jerome Dunn, DARPA program manager.

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For U.S. Military Veterans, Apple Providing Health Records On iPhones

The Department of Veterans Affairs runs the largest integrated health care system in the United States, with 9 million veterans enrolled and more than 1,200 facilities.

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Apple providing Health Records to Veterans via iPhones
Apple has been working on partnerships with health care organizations to allow access to health records on its devices, promoting their privacy and security features.

Apple Inc on Wednesday said that U.S. military veterans who use its iOS devices and get medical care from the Veterans Health Administration will be able to access their health records on the devices.

The Department of Veterans Affairs runs the largest integrated health care system in the United States, with 9 million veterans enrolled and more than 1,200 facilities. Apple began working with the department this summer to allow access to health records from the system on iPhones and other Apple mobile devices running its iOS operating system.

Apple has been working on partnerships with health care organizations to allow access to health records on its devices, promoting their privacy and security features. Data stored in the health app on iPhones is encrypted in such a way that Apple cannot read the data, even if the data is backed up to Apple’s iCloud service.

Apple has also worked out similar health record access arrangements with about 400 groups in the health care industry, including Johns Hopkins, the University of California San Diego, Quest Diagnostics and Allscripts, the company said. Apple’s system allows the user to access records from all of those providers in one place on their device. (VOA)