Featured by Kelsey D. Atherton
Why Los Alamos lab is working on the tricky task of creating new plutonium cores
Plutonium cores, or pits, are the triggers for thermonuclear weapons.
The US Navy is testing autonomous seafaring robots that patrol the ocean
Unmanned vessels like Saildrone and MANTAS can expand the Navy’s understanding of the oceans as potential battlefields.
Flying, amphibious drones may help us fight wildfires in a warming world
Two companies are developing workhorse drones able to transport gallons and gallons of water by air.
These gliding drones could deliver supplies from Air Force planes to the battlefield
The 3-foot-long drones, when released from high-flying planes, are designed to glide for miles.
Meet the ‘Spy Stone,’ a Russian robot disguised as a rock
The prototype can move around and transmit audio and video, too.
The most transformative security innovations of 2021
A vacuum for cookie crumbs (on the internet, that is), an amphibious boat that does more than float, and more of the Best of What's New.
DARPA’s solution to the military’s plastic trash problem? Eat it.
Turning an empty water bottle into new material, like protein powder or gun lubricant, could help create a useful purpose for trash.
Russian mail drones could simplify Siberian postal delivery
Neither cold nor snow can keep these drones from reaching where they need to go—hopefully.
Poland’s new anti-aircraft system will hit stealth targets at supersonic speeds
The ground-based missile defense technology comes from the United Kingdom.
Inspired by a seed, this rotating drone will make your head spin
A small folding monocopter could someday conduct reconnaissance missions.