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The Navy is testing a GPS-like device that doesn’t require satellites
“The future is extremely bright for this line of research."
The Army has an internship program — and no, we don’t mean privates
“We assign them to a job that’s within their degree, so if they’re in computer science, we assign them to a programming tech cell."
How Kombucha tea inspired a new way for soldiers to defend against chemical attacks
"Living materials could provide the most effective sensing of chem/bio warfare agents."
Military researchers say flying during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t as terrifying as you think
The head of U.S. Transportation Command offered a sneak preview Wednesday of the results of a Defense Department test of particulate spread on commercial aircraft — and they are surprising
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
US Army study proves what service members have known for decades: MREs make it hard to sh*t
A rigorous scientific study found out what any grunt knows after just two weeks in the field: MREs make it hard to take a shit.
The Army is teaming up with former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO group to research all the weird things
Former Blink-182 vocalist Tom Delonge .The U.S. Army. No, this isn't the most unusual team-up in pop culture history — it's a bona fide investigation into the mysteries of super-science
The future of night vision: eye injections
Insurgents are using night vision against us. Science is working to keep U.S. service members one step ahead
Forget bulky goggles: these scientists want to inject night vision straight into troops’ eyeballs
The U.S. military may be working overtime to reduce the weight of a standard-issue pair of night vision googles to the point where it feels like you're wearing nothing at all, but a group of scientists think they've cracked the code of "built-in" night vision thanks to dollop of special particles and a needle to the eyeball
Army study recommends more sleep for recruits at basic, which drill sergeants will absolutely not disregard or anything
Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests
Optimism may protect soldiers against chronic pain, study says
Soldiers who displayed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds
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...
How Smart Drugs Could Help The US Military
Smart drugs could lead to enhanced cognitive abilities in the military. Also known as nootropics, smart drugs can be viewed...
How Service Members Use ‘Violent, Chaotic, Beautiful’ Video Games To Become Better Warfighters
Violent video games have become embedded within American culture over the past several decades and especially since 9/11. First-person shooters,...
This Is The Military Base Water Contamination Study The White House Didn’t Want You To See
Toxic breast milk. Contaminated umbilical cords. Testicular cancer. Organ failure. These are just some of the side effects of the...
The Army Wants To Shock Your Brain To Help You Learn Good And Stuff
Everyone loves the idea of Pentagon brainiacs working overtime to engineer the next Captain America, but the DoD's latest soldier enhancement...
Here’s What Soldiers Feel And Think During Combat
Heart pounding. Fear. Tunnel vision. These are just a few of the physical and emotional responses soldiers reported upon their...
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...
Afghanistan Veteran Receives World’s First Total Penis And Scrotum Transplant
Doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said a U.S. military sergeant has received the world's first total penis...
Army Scientists Just Unveiled Their Most Advanced Night Vision Tech Yet
The Army just took a major step forward in reclaiming the night: Scientists recently developed a new process to engineer a...
Secret Bitcoin Millionaire Backs Research Of Ecstasy As Treatment For PTSD
The Pineapple Fund, an anonymous benefactor’s initiative to give away $86 million in digital currency, plans to donate $4 million...
Here’s What The Data Actually Says About Transgender Military Service
As of Jan. 1, transgender individuals are allowed to openly enlist and continue serving in the U.S. military without fear...
The Air Force Wants To Use Falcons To Punch Drones Out Of The Sky
What has two wings and doesn’t give a fuck? The peregrine falcon: the fastest member of the animal kingdom, preternaturally...
Veterans Overwhelmingly Favor Medical Marijuana. When Will VA And Lawmakers Get On Board?
An overwhelming majority of U.S. military veterans and veteran caregivers support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, according to...
Sometimes The Best Medicine For A Veteran Is The Company Of Another Veteran
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Many take time on Memorial Day to remember the Americans who have...