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DARPA's New Robot Is Ready To Go Submarine Hunting

DARPA’s newest Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) can travel on the high seas at speeds up to 27 knots for months on end without a single crew member.


Watch A Plane Almost Fall Off An Aircraft Carrier After A Cable Suddenly Snaps

Here’s an E-2C Hawkeye trying to land on the USS Eisenhower. Everything seems normal until the arresting cable on the carrier — which is supposed to snare an aircraft as it lands — suddenly snaps. The aeroplane almost looks like a runaway car until it drops and disappears out of view, off the carrier. Luckily, the aircraft managed to fly back up in time to avoid diving into the ocean.


How Historically Accurate Is Saving Private Ryan?

Video: Few movie scenes capture the horror of war like Saving Private Ryan. Seeing the storming of the beach in all its ugliness — the fear, the seasickness, the bullets, the desperation, the death — gives us a cold look at the reality of D-Day and how terrifying it must have been. But just how historically accurate is that scene? History Buffs analyses scenes from Saving Private Ryan to point out what actually happened versus what is Hollywood fiction.


A Pinch Of Nuclear Forensics Can Change The Way We View Past Blasts

A new test developed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico can potentially alter what we know about the nuclear tests done as a part of the Manhattan Project.


AI Beats Air Force Colonel In Air Combat Simulation

First, computers beat humans in the game of Go. Now computers are beating humans at something that might be a tad more practical: Flight combat.


Grunt Shows How Science Can Make A Soldier's Life A Little Less Hellish 

A new book by bestselling author Mary Roach is always cause for celebration. In Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she brings her keen eye for detail and sharp wit to bear on the dead-serious science of keeping soldiers intact and sane in the extreme conditions of war.


How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield

Long a staple of science fiction, the idea of creating weapons that can disrupt or alter the cognitive processes of enemy combatants is starting to become reality. Inspired by recent advances in neuroscience, the U.S. military is considering the potential for “neuro-cognitive weapons”. Here’s what you need to know about this fascinating and frightening prospect.


DARPA Has A Simple Plan To Clean Up The World's Deadliest Weapons

Getting rid of chemical weapons is one of the military’s most unpleasant duties. But in the future, it may be no more difficult than incinerating garbage, thanks to a team of DARPA-funded scientists who think they can turn some of the world’s deadliest poisons into harmless dirt.


Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close To Hitting A US Navy Destroyer 

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook.



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