Military Tech

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM

Jeff Bezos' Aerospace Company 'Blue Origin' is Close To Winning U.S. Military Funding

Blue Origin might not be as big of a player in the current space race as other companies like SpaceX or Boeing, but it does have a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 4:12PM

DARPA Develops an Experimental Brain Implant Which Can Improve Your Memory

Unless you're Elon Musk, you may be uncomfortable with adding a "brain implant" into your head (unless it teaches you kung fu). And...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 6:27PM

AI Scientists Sound the Alarm That This South Korean University May Start a Killer-Robot Apocalypse

If you thought Elon Musk was just a paranoid, robot-hating crackpot with an inexplicable talent for rocketry, think again.   ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:32PM

DARPA is Open to Ideas For New Types of Drone Swarm Technology

DARPA, the U.S. government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and frequently its "weird science" department, likes to open...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 5:59PM

DARPA Says It Wants to Weaponize Sea Creatures to Spy on Enemy Submarines

When it comes to military secrets, it's often said that loose lips sink ships. Now, the phrase must evolve: if the US military has its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 1:43PM

Defense Undersecretary Says Pentagon Is Developing Real-Life Working Ray Guns

The idea of a ray gun feels wonderfully retro in the modern era. Where laser guns are still common in science fiction, ray guns evoke...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 1:09PM

Pentagon Tries to Replicate Human Voices Using Lasers

Considering how often lasers show up in science fiction, it's interesting that the concept of "talking lasers" might show up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:42PM

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

China Building Fighter Jets With 'Invisibility Cloaks' by Harnessing 'Metamaterials'

The prospect of invisibility has been both fascinating and terrifying to humanity for centuries.We'd all love the power to disappear....

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:56PM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

US Launching 'Space Corps' in Next 3 Years, Says Strategic Forces Chairman

This is the part where we cue the yellow text crawl, John Williams' score, and sounds effects of TIE fighters and X-Wings, but we're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:25AM

China's New Hypersonic I-Plane Travels 10 Times Faster Than a 747

Just a couple weeks afte NASA's newly announced design for a quieter supersonic X-plane, we now have an even faster, weirder-looking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:34AM

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Interview: Jack Murphy Discusses Nikola Tesla's Death Ray and Mysterious Death

On January 8, 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla was found dead in room 3327 in Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last years...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:04PM

Russian And Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons Coming Soon, Warns US Intelligence

A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleges that, in a hypothetical future conflict with Russia or...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:36AM

DARPA Announces a New Challenge to Create Rapid-Response Rockets

When a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist" launches his own roadster into space on the back of a reusable rocket, it's a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:10AM

NASA's New X-Plane Could Revamp Supersonic Flight With Noise-Quieting Tech

When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 with the Bell X-1, we doubt he was concerned about noise complaints filed in the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:41AM

Leaked Report Confirms Russia Is Building World's Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon

In an era of satellite sabotage and lasers, it's easy to forget that nuclear weapons are still major threats to international...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 11:52AM