U.S. Navy Developing Lasers and Huge Guns

The year is 2019. The destroyer U.S.S. Mason patrols enemy waters, and is suddenly faced with a barrage of incoming missiles. Almost instantly, dozens of brightly colored lasers beam out of the Mason, intercepting the missiles and destroying them harmlessly in the air. Then a massive deck-mounted gun turns and takes… » 8/20/08 8:00am 8/20/08 8:00am

U.S. Soldiers Need Brain Enhancers, Say Defense Department Scientists

The latest arms race will take place entirely inside the human mind. So say top scientists with the U.S. military, who have gotten quite a bit of government funding to explore things like memory-enhancing drugs, mind-reading binoculars, and brain-computer interfaces. Today Danger Room's Noah Shachtman reports on how… » 6/09/08 3:17pm 6/09/08 3:17pm