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The Hypersonic Age is Near
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
DARPA Announces Grand Challenge Finalists
And then there were eleven. Yesterday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it had narrowed the field...
Bionic Made Better
Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano
Bugging Out on Homeland Security
Wings, antennae and scales may be our best weapons yet against toxins and explosives
POPSCI EXCLUSIVEIs This the Army’s Next Flashlight?
A sneak peak at the flashlight U.S. warfighters havenâ€™t even gotten their hands on yet
Surviving a Satellite Attack
Our writer probes how best to defend vulnerable satellites from attack.
Bend It Like . . . Big Bird?
The Air Force fast approaches its dream invention: An airplane wing that radically changes shape midflight
Next-Gen Military Man: Wearable Machines
A gas-powered robotic uniform inches closer to the battlefield.
Your Wits: Pampered, Sharp
At the "brain spa" of the future, transcranial magnetic stimulation and memory-enhancing drugs will clear your mind of forgetfulness and flabby thinking.
The Revolution Will Not Be Piloted
Hydrogen-powered UAVs in the works