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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.


Remote-Controlled Tanks Of The 1930s Were Supposed To Save Lives On Both Sides

This Japanese-made, remote-controlled tank got tech nerds all excited in 1931. But it wasn’t just because they saw a new toy. Tech-minded folk of the early 1930s also saw a utopian solution to war. A solution where, ideally, fewer humans would have to die.


Mushroom Cloud In Iconic Photo Of Hiroshima Is Not Actually A Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear experts say this famous photo of an apparent mushroom cloud rising above the city of Hiroshima is not what it appears to be. The towering plume is actually billowing smoke rising up from the raging firestorms that followed the explosion.


The 10 Maddest Of The Mad Science Projects Funded By DARPA

Founded in 1958 to prevent technological surprises such as Sputnik, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency funds projects that are both outside the box and off the wall. Although DARPA gave us the Internet and GPS, plenty of its blue-sky ideas have crashed back down to Earth. Here are ten of them.


Eye In The Sky Reminds Us That Being A Drone Pilot Is Absolutely Brutal

Military drones can kill enemies from kilometres above in the sky — but they can also kill innocent civilians. The people controlling these weapons are often continents away, and a new movie shows us the agonising decisions that these people face.


This Shocking Map Of Battles Throughout History Isn't Even Close To Complete

Reading about famous wars in textbooks has nothing on this interactive map of battles across space and time. And the blood-splattered depiction of civilisation isn’t even the half of it.


China Is Kicking Arse In The Robot Waiter Wars

America is getting crushed by China. Not in trade or weapons or any of those things that don’t matter. They’re losing the war of the Roseys. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the new robot above, serving up deliciousness at a farmhouse restaurant in Sanmenxia, China.


American Scientists Advised Guards To Shoot At Nukes If There Was A Security Breach

Back in late 2014 the National Security Archive published a historical documentary produced in 2010 that went largely unnoticed. The film explores the history of nuclear weapons safety. And if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s pretty frightening.


The Destruction Caused By The War In Syria Is Devastating

Video: Russia Works shot this aerial footage of Homs, Syria and the city, which was the third largest in the country and once home to a population of over 800,000, has been completely destroyed. Buildings and homes have turned to rubble, the city look like the aftermath of the apocalypse, and the people have disappeared. It is so tragic to see.


How The Russian Navy Would Invade A Beach Today

Video: It’s not quite the Evil Empire but seeing the Russian Navy storm a beach doesn’t exactly elicit warm and fuzzy feelings now, does it? This training exercise of the Navy was held at the Barents Sea by the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and shows soldiers being deployed from helicopters, armoured vehicles being released from landing ships, Destroyers testing out their weapons, and so forth.


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