America Has A Lab For Building Deadly And Durable Human Weapons

America is known for taking an almost no expense—spared approach to developing new weapon systems and military capabilities, yet by and large the intricacies of the individual soldier's physiology, and how it can be maintained and maximized, has remained something of a mystery. Until now... »9/03/14 5:20pm9/03/14 5:20pm

Discovery of WWII photos in a foxhole was just a dumb hoax

Right around Independence Day, an amazing story went around: historians discover a soldier's camera at the site of the Battle of the Bulge. They develop the 70-year-old film and find grainy but gripping images taken by a soldier just before he was killed. It's an engrossing tale—but it's false: the photos came… »7/11/14 2:22pm7/11/14 2:22pm

Darpa Wants To Pump Wounded Soldiers Full of Foam For Safe Transport

Quickly stabilizing a wounded soldier and getting them off the battlefield is vital to their survival. But with internal injuries prepping a patient for safe transport is extremely complicated. So Darpa's Wound Stasis System program has funded the development of an injectable foam that stops internal bleeding and… »12/10/12 4:10pm12/10/12 4:10pm

The Army's New Individual First Aid Kit Will Save Life and Limb without Getting in the Line of Fire

The Army's IFAK—Individual First Aid Kit—used to be built into a SAW ammo pouch. This was a terrible solution as the pouch would continually get caught on other equipment—not what you want in a fire-fight. But no longer! The US military has just overhauled this life-saving accessory. »2/03/12 10:20pm2/03/12 10:20pm