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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Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers
Concept drawing of program.
September 18th, 2014
The Pentagon wants to give patients with chronic conditions self-healing superpowers.
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US Military's New Laser Gun Zaps Drones
Boeing's mobile laser.
September 10th, 2014
The U.S. military is now one step closer to having a laser gun that can shoot down enemy drones in the blink of an eye.
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How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health
Delivery Drone
August 27th, 2014
The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. But to make sure these packages make it to their destinations, scientists have created a program that lets drones monitor their "health" midflight.
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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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Atom-Sized Construction Could Shrink Future Gadgets
A computer chip produced using nanotechnology.
September 4th, 2014
The U.S. military doesn't just build big, scary tanks and giant warplanes; it's also interested in teeny, tiny stuff. The Pentagon's latest research project aims to improve today's technologies by shrinking them down to microscopic size.
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How 'Skin' Sensors Could Turn Planes Super-Smart
The new "smart skin" for aircraft.
August 26th, 2014
The newest technology for military planes is surprisingly touchy-feely. Applied to the outside of an aircraft, the new "smart skin" lets planes "feel" the world around them through thousands of tiny sensors.
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Stealth Cheetah Robot Sprints Like a Cat (Video)
The robot cheetah.
September 15th, 2014
MIT's new robotic cheetah isn't as speedy as its wild counterpart, but it is stealthy and surprisingly agile.
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'Project Wing': Google Unveils New Drone-Delivery System
google delivery drone
August 29th, 2014
Move aside, Amazon: Google has revealed its top-secret drone-delivery project, and the first thing they used it for was delivering dog treats.
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Boeing 'Recreates Outer Space' to Fix Missile Defense System
An interceptor is launched into space.
August 22nd, 2014
Boeing says that to get the U.S. military's missile defense system performing up to par, engineers had to solve an "impossible" problem.
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