From nukes to ICBMs, here's what experts think the DPRK has.
The aircraft is called GlobalEye.
The 31st annual Best of What's New awards.
The year's most transformative products and discoveries.
Fortunately, Google says it will keep the classic desktop app up to date
But what will be banned, and when?
Might the Laserfortress replace the Stratofortress?
Wreckage analysis reinforces the theory that the airliner was shot down by rebels
Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant
Another barrier for an uncertain weapon.
It's possible, but don't expect airliners to start firing lasers tomorrow.
It's unlikely it was a portable missile launcher.
The 1990s are back, and they're nuclear.
Missile defense remains in the Pentagon's budget, with the hope that, this time, the technology doesn't fail during testing.
Brimstone is the new Hellfire.
Can it sink aircraft carriers?
Iron Dome, meet Iron Beam.
Laser defense might be the biggest thing since gunpowder.
No need to be stealth if you're flying at Mach 6.
Everything you need to know about U.S. portals to space
Here are the options for military action against Assad.
Everything you ever wanted to know about this retro-'90s weapon, which the Obama administration might use against Syria's government.
Drone pilots are remote but not detached.
A new U.S. Army project could make threat detection much more practical.
Five things you need to know about the X-47B, the U.S. military's first unmanned, autonomous combat jet.
There are about 1,100 compelling reasons why the NSA leaker shouldn't fear death from above.
In a major counterterrorism address today, President Obama is expected to announce a significant shift in the drone policy that has been the cornerstone of his war on terror.
And Navy brass have known about the problems for a year, according to new revelations.
Trends spotted at the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition
Robots, railguns, and... a Guinness World Record holder?
How do rogue states compete with a superpower? Photoshop, apparently.
North Korea has basically zero chance of hitting anyone but themselves with a nuke. But if they did manage to launch a missile, what technology do we have to stop it?
The United States uses a whole arsenal of tools to carry out the targeted killing policy detailed in a recent DOJ memo. Why is everyone focusing on drones?
The DoD's track record shooting missiles from the sky with laser beams is checkered at best, but DARPA is nonetheless taking a new 150-kilowatt energy beam into trials.
Dragon Empire is a real book about a fictional war with China, which will fund a real laser weapon designed for a real war with China.
The Chinese government is rapidly building a bigger, more sophisticated military. Here's what they have, what they want, and what it means for the U.S.
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.
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.
Five 007 threats adapted from history, from nuclear-powered missile jammers to anonymous computer hackers
In the latest Apple Maps dust-up, Taiwan asks Apple to kindly blur public images of its billion-dollar top-secret radar facility. But is Apple obligated to comply?
A non-working laser cannon to fend off non-working missiles
Why drones won't be taking over our wars anytime soon
A history of how to dress when leaving the planet
Missile trains, atomic planes, orbiting H-bombs and more hypothetical Cold War technologies cooked up by the United States and the Soviet Union.
Not since the end of the Cold War has the Pentagon spent so much to develop and deploy secret weapons. But now military researchers have turned their attention from mass destruction to a far more precise challenge: finding, tracking, and killing individuals
ISS astronauts took standard safety precautions for a run-in with orbital space junk, but NASA says debris is at a safe distance, however
The challenge is packing the power of a chemical laser into an electric laser's smaller, more portable package
But can it shoot down skeeters?
Qian Xuesen has died at 98; he helped found Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before being deported as a suspected Communist
The Army flies a blimp that can detect cruise missiles up to 300 miles away
The age of remote-control warfare isn't coming--it's here, and not even the Air Force, which made it happen, is entirely prepared. Here, a firsthand look at the struggle to train thousands of drone pilots virtually overnight
Rumblings from Pyongyang regarding a long-rage missile test prompt deployment of an experimental missile shield and radar system
The most ambitious weapons program in Army history calls for a whole new arsenal of connected gear, from helicopter drones to GPS-guided missiles. But what happens if the network that links it all isn't ready?
The story behind the rockets that started a war
Anti-Ballistic-Missile Plane Gets First Test
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, has been called a missile-defense tool and a mind-control device. The truth is a bit less ominous
Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years
Full destruction of the toxic hydrazine fuel tank remains unconfirmed. Videos of impact and launch inside
As the Navy readies itself for the first satellite shoot-down, questions still linger as to its intent
Sleek designs, robotic aircraft and next-generation weapons will make the ships of the future the most formidable ever
Recent breakthroughs in scramjet engines could mean two-hour flights from New York to Tokyo. They could also mean missiles capable of striking any continent in a moment's notice. No wonder the race to develop them is as fierce as ever
Homeland Security eyes high-power lasers for protecting commercial flights. Click inside for video
After decades of expensive, well-publicized failures, laser weapons may finally be on the horizon. Can scientists end the era of bombs and bullets?
Some of the technology featured in the new sci-fi flick is based on real Air Force research, but most appears out of thin air. Our aviation editor explains
Welcome to the Large Dangerous Rocket Ship launch, where even failure is fun, if the explosion's big enough
A revolution is under way in aerial combat. Tomorrow's fighter pilots may be ceding the skies to robots
The Pentagon fields its controversial missile shield.
Even as the Pentagon struggles with the low-tech reality of war in Iraq, it looks to increasingly bizarre-sounding technology for next-gen fighting systems. On the following pages, five chapters from the Pentagon's sci-fi future.
Meet the homeland security blimp, flying high by 2006.
Dave Minto oversees hyper-speed ground tests of everything the Air Force shoots into the air.
The race heats up to replace the jet turbine with a more efficient source of Mach-breaking airpower: the pulse-detonation engine.
Commercial aviation: Despite a clear and present terrorist threat, commercial jets remain vulnerable to missile attack.
The Air Force is readying the first airborne laser weapon, which could be used to intercept Scud missiles. Mark Farmer takes you inside the project.
The White House backs a remarkable boost in space-based war technology. Here's the blueprint.
The Navy's new little SWARM drones will survey, report, even possibly attack-working as an intelligent group.
A proposal to transform the F-22 Raptor into a high-altitude, first-strike bomber illustrates a harsh reality: The U.S. bombing fleet is ill-prepared to fight wars in regions that are short on friendly nations willing to lend air bases.