U.S. Wants Nanobots and Exoskeletons To Win Futurewar

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Thomas Killian has one word for you: "nanobot." He's thinking about how to sell that idea - along with many other potential methods of futurewar - to futurearmies, and the answer may be at Army Experience Centers, which introduce young people directly… » 10/12/08 9:00am 10/12/08 9:00am

The U.S. Military Is Already Looking One War Ahead

What's the future of warfare? Factions within the U.S. military are battling over this very question. Some military leaders believe that after Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. will avoid ever getting embroiled in another "assymetrical" ground wars against an enemy that uses "irregular" methods. They believe the United… » 9/15/08 9:30am 9/15/08 9:30am

Learn About Future Terror And Space Elevators

In the 22nd century, the internet has been fractured into geopolitical zones, Europe and America are enemies and terrorists have just blown up the space elevator. Welcome to the world of The Mirrored Heavens, the debut novel by David J. Williams that Stephen Baxter is describing as "Tom Clancy interfacing Bruce… » 6/19/08 10:20am 6/19/08 10:20am

Japanese Military Continues Its Quest to Make Gundam Real

Since late last year, the Japanese military has been working on projects aimed at "realizing" Gundam, the mobile armor suit that is both combat exoskeleton and A.I. in several popular anime and manga series. Just yesterday, the Defense Ministry of Techinical Research and Development Institute in Japan rolled out… » 2/14/08 7:00am 2/14/08 7:00am

Can a Robotic Weapon Be Programmed to Have Ethics?

Combat robots and computerized missile launchers may one day be better soldiers than humans because they are programmed with ethical behavior and will never engage in friendly fire. You learn about all this and more from videos just posted from the awesome Technology in Wartime conference, held two weeks ago at… » 2/06/08 12:40pm 2/06/08 12:40pm