DARPA's menacing military machine gains some new tricks.
North Korea's entrance into the small group of spacefaring nations is certainly significant. But the idea that it is nearing an intercontinental nuclear capability is overblown.
Border Patrol agents have recovered 33 canisters of marijuana from a field in Arizona that they believed were launched roughly 500 feet from the Mexican side of the border.
The new DARPA-developed technology is aimed at buying soldiers enough time to get medical care.
"When a drug can flow into a cavity then conform to the shape of the cavity and stay there, it offers unprecedented opportunities [in the] delivery of drugs."
The rotorcraft of the future will be robotic, and the Army is already working on the technology via an autonomous UH-60 Black Hawk demonstrator.
Next-gen combat fatigues could incorporate a new kind of breathable fabric that instantly turns into a protective shell in the presence of chemical or biological threats.
By "tagging" the ideal shot through the rifle scope before firing, shooters may never miss again.
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City a few weeks ago, seven of the 14 under-river subway tunnels flooded as a result of the storm surge, halting operation of some subway lines for more than a week. One possible future safeguard for this kind of disaster: huge, inflatable tunnel plugs.
The threat of autonomous killer robots is very real and we have to stop them before it's too late. Such is the theme of many a sci-fi film, but it’s now also the official position of Human Rights Watch, which today published a 50-page report titled “Losing Humanity” that calls for an international treaty banning fully autonomous weapons technology from the battlefield. That makes perfect sense, though HRW is taking a rather straightforward stance toward technology and terminology that is anything but.
It’s tough to hit a moving rocket with a moving rocket. Here’s how Israel’s new domestic missile defense system is doing it with unprecedented accuracy.
When every police-citizen interaction is recorded, maybe we'll be nicer to each other.
The Knifefish, an unmanned underwater vehicle, should be hunting for mines by 2017.
Proof that video games keep getting more and more realistic: Seven U.S. Navy SEALs, including one who participated in last year’s raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have been disciplined by the Navy for divulging secrets while serving as consultants for the new Medal of Honor: Warfighter video game released by Electronic Arts.
Oak Ridge National Labs has deployed what should be the world's fastest supercomputer when the world's petaflops are tabulated next month, and it is dedicated to open science.