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The Pentagon wants next-generation night vision that can be worn like sunglasses
The night vision glasses would be smaller and more powerful than the optics troops have now.
DARPA wants to recharge drones mid-flight with a ‘whisper beam’ of energy
"Wireless power transfer provides a potential breakthrough capability."
DARPA’s solution to the military’s plastic trash problem? Eat it.
Turning an empty water bottle into new material, like protein powder or gun lubricant, could help create a useful purpose for trash.
The Pentagon finally wants to make jetpack soldiers a reality
This is the way.
DARPA is developing an air-launched drone missile that fires air-to-air missiles
"The LongShot program changes the paradigm of air combat operations."
The Pentagon wants to pit a fighter pilot against an AI-controlled jet in a real-life dogfight
Following a recent virtual dogfight between an artificial intelligence program and an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, the Pentagon is raising the stakes and will pit an AI-controlled jet against a fighter pilot in a real aerial battle, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper
The military’s first hypersonic weapon just got one step closer to completion
Hypersonic weapons can travel more than five times the speed of sound, or around one mile per second.
DARPA’s next robot warship looks suspiciously like an Imperial Star Destroyer
As if you needed more proof that the U.S. military is absolutely a part of the Galactic Empire and not the Rebel Alliance
DARPA wants to use science to help you sleep better and poop good
ADAPTER would take the form of an “implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier that can provide warfighters control over their own physiology,” according to DARPA
DARPA wants to build a flying machine gun
What's cooler than a single missile? How about a missile with a high-powered machine gun attached?
DARPA just took a big step towards turning a C-130 into a flying drone carrier
The Defense Department just took a major step towards making the dream of a flying drone carrier a reality
California’s July earthquakes apparently threw a wrench in DARPA’s StarCraft-style drone swarm
The Air Force's plans to conduct flight tests for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's air-launched and recoverable X-61A Gremlin Unmanned Aerial System are facing major delays due to the damage to China Lake, according to Gremlin manufacturer Dynetics
The Pentagon has a deserted island near NYC where DARPA runs war games for a massive cyber attack
Only a few have gone through the extensive background checks needed to access Plum Island, where a secretive branch of the U.S. government runs exercises to prepare for all-out cyber war
DARPA is reportedly eyeing a high-tech contact lens straight out of ‘Mission: Impossible’
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reportedly interested in a new wirelessly-connected contact lens recently unveiled in France, the latest...
The Army’s Self-Flying Black Hawk Helicopter Is One Step Closer To Reality
The Pentagon just took a major step towards putting unmanned helicopters in the field. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
DARPA Studying Genetically Engineered Viruses Doesn’t Sound Like It Could Go Horribly Wrong Or Anything
We could be on the verge of a “new class of biological weapon,” scientists warn. They're talking about insects. The...
Did the Pentagon Just Admit Stealth Technology May Not Even Work Anymore?
Did the Pentagon just admit that stealth technology may not work anymore? Or that America must be ready to face...
DARPA Literally Reinvented The Wheel
Glorious news for all privates who've ever had to haul a Humvee out of a mud-filled ditch
The Hidden Moral Pitfalls Of Google, China, and Artificial Intelligence
Google recently announced it would be pulling out of a high profile DARPA Artificial Intelligence (AI) program called MAVEN citing...
DARPA’s ‘Gremlin’ Drones Can Deploy From A Flying Carrier In Starcraft-Style Swarms
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, often referred to as the mad science wing of the Pentagon, announced on May...
DARPA Just Outfitted 2 Veteran Amputees With Next-Generation Bionic Arms
For two veterans, Fourth of July marked a different kind of celebration. On June 30, Army soldiers Fred Downs and...
The Navy Developed A Field Guide For Marines To Boost Their Senses Downrange
The Office of Naval Research has spent the last three years trying to enhance service members’ instincts to help them...
Skunk Works Just Revealed New Details About The SR-71 Blackbird’s Ultra-Secret Successor
The SR-71 Blackbird — the long-range Mach 3 recon and strike jet dreamed up by Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works...
The Army Is Looking Into Expanding-Foam Kits To Stop Internal Bleeding
From the enterprise that brought humanity triage, ligatures, and ambulances comes the next big thing in life-saving medical technology: a...
The Pentagon’s New Super Weapon Is Basically A Weaponized Meteor Strike
In the 1950s, Jerry Pournelle imagined the military equivalent of the extinction of the dinosaurs. Toiling away as a Boeing...