U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.
Can do work too dangerous for humans
A room full of computers gets shut down while the missile flies by above the building.
A post-9/11, post-anthrax funding boom has made the nation's "hot zones" the hottest research areas around. Is this a good thing?
While some developing nations have embraced e-voting machines, more developed European and Pacific Rim countries have been much slower on the uptake.
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.
Chemical Engineering: A high-tech snout sniffs out toxic trouble.
Bleep! Blip! Ding! Another life saved. Why electronic intensive care isn't as scary as it seems.
Here's what it's like to train with the advanced night-vision technology that gives U.S. troops their covert edge.
When a former Russian major attacked the combat utility of Americaâ€™s aircraft, PopSciâ€™s radar homed in on the debate