As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
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
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?
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.
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
A room full of computers gets shut down while the missile flies by above the building.
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
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.
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
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
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?
A physicist in Congress weighs in on electronic voting, missile defense and why politicians tend to ignore science
A quantum cryptographic chip using light particles to encrypt data during electronic transfer could throw off hackers for good
What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons.
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
New evidence suggests they were skilled hunters.
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.