This Is How DARPA's Robotic VTOL X-Planes Will Dominate The Sky

The Pentagon's advanced concepts research wing has asked four companies to make "radical improvements" to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Revealingly, the initial proposals for these VTOL X-Planes consist entirely of robots. » 3/20/14 10:20am 3/20/14 10:20am

How will the new Pentagon strategy affect future military tech?

In early January, President Obama announced a new strategic direction for the U.S. military, slowing defense budget growth and shifting the military's focus to new threats. The novel strategy will shape military spending for years to come. How will it change the shape of future defense technologies? » 2/03/12 3:31pm 2/03/12 3:31pm

Pentagon’s lightning gun sold for scraps on eBay

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Pentagon sank tens of millions of dollars into remote-controlled lightning guns that it hoped would fry insurgent bombs before they killed any more troops. Now, disassembled parts from the one-time wonder-weapons are being sold on eBay. At least one buyer snatched up… » 8/07/11 1:45pm 8/07/11 1:45pm