Words of War

Decrypting nine new military programs that will change the face of battle.

The X-43A hypersonic research aircraft is launched from the B-52B launch aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded

Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure.

A commercially available drone similar to ones used against U.S. forces (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).

DARPA Wants Mobile Technologies to Combat Small Drones

The U.S. military needs better tech to fight store-bought drones.


The Graveyard of Empires and Big Data

The Pentagon's secret plan to crowdsource intelligence from Afghan civilians turned out to be brilliant — too brilliant.

Worker prepares the collaborative dual-arm robot YuMi at the Swiss automation group ABB booth at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 13, 2015. India is the partner country of this year's trade fair running until April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Brainbelt Awakening

It’s time to stop championing the "lonely heroes" of innovation like Apple, Google, and Amazon and rally around the ingenuity of the world’s waning industrial communities.


This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain as a Weapon.

Cutting-edge brain technologies can erase traumatic memories and read people’s thoughts. They could also become the 21st century’s most dangerous weapons.

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