The Davy Crockett Tac-Nuke: King of the Wild Cold War Frontier

There was a time when the U.S. Army foresaw the need to launch more than 400 nuclear weapons in a single day should Soviet Russia attempt to invade Western Europe at the height of the Cold War. It was with this doomsday scenario in mind that army researchers developed a recoilless, truck-mounted rifle capable of… » 4/29/14 11:40am 4/29/14 11:40am

The Army's Insurgent Tracking Software Is Now Being Used to Track Gangs

We all know that social media is the criminal's worst enemy. But this summer, a group of researchers are collaborating with police to test software that can reliably predict whether a person is part of a gang based on their social networks, building on similar software used to track insurgents in Afghanistan. » 7/07/13 5:19pm 7/07/13 5:19pm

US Army to Push X-Files Tech Development, Invade World of Warcraft

The US Army is ramping up the development of technology right out of the X-Files, "making science fiction into reality" as Dr. John Parmentola-Director of their Research and Laboratory Management-puts it. The list of things currently in the works is amazing: Regenerating body parts on "nano-scaffolding", telepathy… » 11/05/08 3:00pm 11/05/08 3:00pm