Why Is the US Army Investing In 4D Printing?

A new grant from the U.S. Army Research Office will split $855,000 between three research teams working on so-called "4D printing." By military budget standards, that’s chump change—but it hints at a huge future for a technology that’s been lingering on the horizon for years. » 10/09/13 2:00pm 10/09/13 2:00pm

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

The U.S. Military's War On PowerPoint Is Explained—Through PowerPoint

The Army has advanced its war on PowerPoint, Wired conveyed on the tannoy from the first of their monthly naval-gazing sessions on internal issues. Apparently one officer announced "Death by PowerPoint"...through the medium of PowerPoint. Effective like a hand-grenade! » 9/16/10 2:40pm 9/16/10 2:40pm

US Military Wants Armed Spy Bots in Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

The problem: The US Army—purveyors of all things camouflage green— thinks that spy planes are too slow to recognize remote battlegrounds. The solution: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles loaded with weaponized spy bots. The side-effect: World War III. » 11/17/09 5:21pm 11/17/09 5:21pm

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 through… » 11/05/08 3:00pm 11/05/08 3:00pm

First Look and Full Details on the XM25, the Most Lethal Army Gun Ever

Here's the first look at the final version of the deadly XM25. We learned this morning of the weapon's destructive power » 9/26/08 9:00pm 9/26/08 9:00pm, but now we have a photo of the final version and all the details, starting with the key for its destruction power, a built-in fire-control system that can program of the weapon's 25 millimeter…

Army Awards Contract for 'Thought Helmets' (Seriously, It's Tinfoil Hat…

From the "how the hell did we miss this" department comes word that the U.S. military is hard at work creating "thought helmets" » 9/21/08 11:00am 9/21/08 11:00am for its soldiers. If fully realized, this mind-interfacing piece of gear would allow for what plebeians would call magic, and Arthur C. Clark would call basic telepathy. The "good" news is the…