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The Treasure of the Safit Chir
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
PopSci Investigation: What Kind Of Top-Secret Assassination Tech Does $58 Billion Buy?
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
Why Afghanistan’s Lithium Is a Big Deal, Even If It Never Leaves the Ground
Lithium is cheap and widely available, so why do we care about a new resource in a war zone? Because it’s another counter to the irrational fear that the automobile’s lithium-powered electric future is doomed before it begins
U.S. Geologists Uncover Staggering $1 Trillion Cache of Unmined Mineral Resources in Afghanistan (Updated)
With huge quantities of rare-earth elements valuable to high-tech industries like lithium-ion battery production, will Afghanistan become the "Saudi Arabia" of the future?
US Troops In Afghanistan to Get Sensors That See Through Walls
As if aerial robots and bionic limbs didn’t make the Army seem futuristic enough, it looks like another hallmark of...
Sighted: A Secret US Aircraft in Afghanistan
Since April, a steady string of reports have detailed sightings of a mysterious, unidentified UAV prowling the skies above Kandahar....
Versatile IED Simulations Change As Quickly As Insurgent Tactics
Roadside bombings are, unfortunately, a part of daily life for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and almost every day the...
U.S. Army Plans to Send Giant Spy Blimp to Afghanistan
Next time you’re in Afghanistan, make sure to keep an eye out for the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense...
Monitoring Soldiers’ Brains in the Field
Scientists are working on a device that will quickly assess whether a soldier has incurred a serious brain injury