From underwater stun guns to burning-hot pain rays, the Pentagon has plenty of far-out ideas for a trove of futuristic less-lethal weapons. But it looks like one American inventor might have outdone the entire military.
All the military funding in the world won't be able buy fuel when the world's oil supplies are depleted. So the U.S. Army has commissioned a new hybrid electric tank that's not unlike a war-friendly version of the Prius.
A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It's the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon's invested millions to make it happen. But it's been elusive - until, quite possibly, now.
What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality.
The F-35 may be a lot of dubious things (overpriced, underused, occasionally broken)—but it sure is beautiful. Enjoy the eye candy American tax dollars bought in all its splendor—the F-35 just took its first flight into darkness.
With the shift to digital cameras, old-fashioned photomats are getting harder and harder to find. But this portable, Army-issue dark room has everything you need to develop your own prints wherever you are.
Robots can't have feelings. But humans develop feelings for them. You know, like R2-D2 in Star Wars. Or like Scooby Doo, a real life small robot that saved the day 19 times. This is his single-tear story.
The Conficker worm was one of the more intriguing and potentially destructive pieces of malware in the past decade. Earlier reports have suggested that Stuxnet was created by the US and Israeli governments, and now Reuters has a source telling them Conficker was also used to negate Iran's nuclear program.
You know what looks like a lot of fun? Dropping Soviet T-80 battle tanks from huge Soviet cargo planes, using both a parachute and retro-rockets to slow them down just before they land safely on Earth. Don't believe me? Watch.