Military Weapons, Spy Tech and Defense News

Technology has been integral to military weapons and spy gear for millennia, and the field of military technology is advancing at breakneck speed. From drones that maneuver without a pilot and "death ray" weaponized lasers that unleash killer zaps to invisibility cloaks that obfuscate tanks and X-ray vision for soldiers, military tech abounds these days. Our news and features will cover the science and innovation behind military weapons, defense technology and spy gear, including how the latest war technology works, what's next in sci-fi weaponry and how it will affect you and the planet.
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NASA Drone Captures Amazing Footage of Hurricane's Eye (Video)
drone's view of hurricane
October 1st, 2014
In September, when Hurricane Edouard was churning out over the Atlantic Ocean, NASA dispatched its Global Hawk drones to fly directly over the eye of the storm.
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Jetpack Could Rocket Runners to 4-Minute Mile
The jetpack.
September 25th, 2014
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
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Disaster Relief to Filmmaking: 4 Ways Drones Can Be Used for Good
September 22nd, 2014
Mike Senese, executive editor of Make Magazine, gave a presentation at the World Maker Faire this weekend (Sept. 20-21) on ways drones can be used for good.
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Drones Are Coming to Hollywood: FAA Clears Robot Flyers for Filming
Flying Drone
September 26th, 2014
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
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5 Cool DIY Tech Trends from World Maker Faire
3D-Printed Objects at Maker Faire
September 23rd, 2014
About 700 inventors and innovators gathered here at the New York Hall of Science last weekend (Sept. 20-21) to show off cool creations and fun DIY projects at the fifth annual World Maker Faire.
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'Coyote' Drone Launches Straight into Hurricane Edouard
Coyote drone.
September 17th, 2014
One U.S. government agency is taking the drone craze to a whole new level. NOAA just launched a drone directly into a hurricane.
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Delivery Drones Become a Reality in Germany
The DHL drone in flight.
September 26th, 2014
German logistics company DHL recently announced it is launching a new drone delivery service to get "urgently needed goods," such as life-saving medicines, to certain remote locations.
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Robotic 'Exosuit' Does the Heavy Lifting
The Soft Exosuit.
September 22nd, 2014
Carrying 100 pounds of stuff on your back is hard for a human. But for a robot? Not so much.
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5 Technologies for the Selfie-Obsessed
Selfie Sombrero
September 19th, 2014
Taking the perfect selfie doesn't have to be difficult. These five tools can help you achieve selfie stardom.
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