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Israel's Drone Industry Rises to Become Global Force

Israel's Drone Industry Rises to Become Global Force

In a fierce battle for market share against world superpowers China and the United States, Israel's drone industry likes to say it has a secret weapon -- military experience.
UCLA Professor Faces 219 Years in Prison for Sending U.S. Missile Chips to China

UCLA Professor Faces 219 Years in Prison for Sending U.S. Missile Chips to China

An adjunct professor of electrical engineering at UCLA has been convicted of 18 federal charges in connection with illegally exporting semiconductor chips with military applications to China, The

Top Secret Military-Grade Surveillance Drones Might Be Coming To Your Neighborhood

You can run, but you can’t hide from the Gorgon Stare.
North Korea’s 2017 Nuclear Test Estimated to Be 16 Times Stronger Than the Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

North Korea’s 2017 Nuclear Test Estimated to Be 16 Times Stronger Than the Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

An updated estimate shows the September 2017 nuclear test by North Korea was equivalent to 250 kilotons of TNT—an explosive yield 16 times greater than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during the Second

The Army Is Getting Driverless Vehicles Before the Public

As Silicon Valley struggles to get driverless cars on the road, the Army is beating them to the punch.
The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to
India Declares Itself a ‘Space Power’ After Shooting Down Its Own Satellite

India Declares Itself a ‘Space Power’ After Shooting Down Its Own Satellite

In a surprise televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s first successful test of an anti-satellite weapon, which the government used to destroy its own satellite.
China says its navy is taking the lead in game-changing electromagnetic railguns

China says its navy is taking the lead in game-changing electromagnetic railguns

China’s landing of a rover on the far side of the moon grabbed headlines around the world this week. Less noticed, the country’s state media…
Here's the Official Plan to Create the U.S. Space Force

Here's the Official Plan to Create the U.S. Space Force

Speaking at the Pentagon earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the official plan to create the U.S. Space Force, the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years. Read more...
China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate U.S.
Putin shows off new “invincible” nukes during military parade

Putin shows off new “invincible” nukes during military parade

Among the new hardware was the hypersonic missile "Kinzhal," a weapon Putin calls "invincible."
Human Bone Fragment Reveals Radiation Exposure From Hiroshima Bombing

Human Bone Fragment Reveals Radiation Exposure From Hiroshima Bombing

A technique originally intended for dating archaeological artifacts has been used to estimate the amount of radiation produced by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. It marks the

Could Pentagon’s Direct Energy Ray Gun Put an End to High Speed Police Chases?

There are many people who feel every federal agency does not require the kind of machine gun-toting SWAT teams that have proliferated in Washington over recent decades. Also, for 140 years, since the
AI Could Dramatically Increase Risk of Nuclear War by 2040, Says New Report

AI Could Dramatically Increase Risk of Nuclear War by 2040, Says New Report

The common conception of a technologically enabled apocalypse foresees a powerful artificial intelligence that, either deliberately or by accident, destroys human civilization. But as a new report
Schools Turn to Military Gunshot-Detection Tech in Wake of Parkland Shooting

Schools Turn to Military Gunshot-Detection Tech in Wake of Parkland Shooting

School districts in New Mexico have begun installing advanced gunshot-detection devices in the wake of February’s Parkland school shooting. Read more...
The Navy's Horrifyingly Powerful Electromagnetic Railgun Might Be Coming to an End: Report

The Navy's Horrifyingly Powerful Electromagnetic Railgun Might Be Coming to an End: Report

For years, we’ve been sharing videos and images showing the destructive power of the United State Navy’s electromagnetic railgun. But we might soon be seeing the last of those horrifying GIFs.Read
Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail
Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail
US Air Force Wants to Put Lasers on Fighter Jets By 2021

US Air Force Wants to Put Lasers on Fighter Jets By 2021

The US Air Force’s scientific research wing is giving Lockheed Martin $26.3 million “for the design, development, and production of a high power fiber laser,” which it expects to start testing on a