Military Tech

Lockheed Martin Wins $6.9M Contract to Improve the Military's ONYX Combat Exoskeleton

Looks like the US military is doubling down on its new toys--on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft has won a $480 million...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:38PM

Microsoft Developing New HoloLens Headsets for Military After Winning $480M Contract

We've seen some pretty crazy pieces of military hardware over the past few years, from a high-tech 'Boba Fett' helmet used by UK...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 2:17PM

Set Phasers To Stun: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots The 'Star Trek' USS Enterprise In Colorful Merging Galaxy Cluster

Some people like to look at clouds and point out which ones look like a face. Sometimes NASA does the same thing – on a much bigger...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:41PM

A Massive Solar Storm Detonated Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

By 1972, the Vietnam War was close to its end, though it would still take three more years for Saigon to fall. In the wake of the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:23PM

DARPA Just Showed Off Its New Autonomous Helicopter, and It Works Like a Dream

With all the hype surrounding self-driving cars, self-driving helicopters were inevitable, right? Well, not quite. Though DARPA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:18PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

DARPA Is Working to Create Cyborgs and Meta-Humans – Even if They Won't Admit It

If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia's new bipedal military mech was cause...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:07PM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

Missile Off the Rail: MQ-9 Reaper Claims the First Air-to-Air Kill for a Drone Ever

Last April, a dogfighting AI pulled off the first kill on a human fighter pilot in a simulation (and boy, was it a shutdown), but now...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:30PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

Facial Recognition at Airports? Washington Dulles Unveils Big Brother System To Speed Up Boarding And Security Checks

If there's one thing society can agree on, it's that going through airport security and waiting to board a plane sucks. From arriving...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 2:06PM

US Navy Is Modifying Wetsuits For SEALs To Use in Arctic Battle

Forget the Space Force—there are highly trained men and women here on Earth whose job it is to protect against threats both foreign...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 September 2018 - 1:55PM

Real Russian Robocop? Makers of the AK-47 Unveil Their First Combat Mech

The Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has come a long way from making rifles--not only have they unveiled a new line of electric...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:57AM

The United States Suspects That A Strange Russian Space Object Is Actually A Secret Weapon

The Space Force doesn't officially exist yet, but they may already have their hands full dealing with Russia. Reuters reports that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:03AM

Facebook Patent Reveals Plan To Spy On Users With Computer And Phone Cameras For "Emotion Detection"

A patent application filed by Facebook in 2015 reveals some of the spycraft behind the company's ongoing quest to mine user data and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 11:10AM

Johns Hopkins Scientists Warn That A Designer Virus 'Could Wipe Out 900 Million' People After Terrifying Simulation

A terrifying simulation by scientists at Johns Hopkins University and American politicians cast a grim spotlight on humanity's...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 30 July 2018 - 1:14PM

The U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Are Set To Stun, Not Kill... At Least For Now

Central to the vast majority of science-fiction films of the last 50 years is the weaponry that is either used to subjugate or defend...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 11:22AM

China Reportedly Has Developed a Laser Assault Rifle, But Some Are Calling it a Hoax

When it comes to military-grade weaponry designed to cause maximum damage to a target, mankind has (for better or worse) had that...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 11:02AM