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The US Navy’s Horrifyingly Powerful Electromagnetic Railgun Might Be Coming to an End: Report

For years, we’ve been sharing videos and images showing the destructive power of the United State Navy’s electromagnetic railgun. But we might soon be seeing the last of those horrifying GIFs. Read More >>

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US Air Force Wants to Put Lasers on Fighter Jets By 2021

The US Air Force’s scientific research wing is giving Lockheed Martin $26.3 million “for the design, development, and production of a high power fibre laser,” which it expects to start testing on a tactical fighter jet in four years. Sounds cool and certainly futuristic, but the jury’s still out on whether these weapons have any real tactical value. Read More >>

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Why Banning Killer AI Is Easier Said Than Done

As we head deeper into the 21st century, the prospect of getting robots to do the dirty business of killing gets closer with each passing day. In Max Tegmark’s new book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the MIT physicist and founder of the Future of Life Institute contemplates this seemingly sci-fi possibility, weighing the potential benefits of autonomous machines in warfare with the tremendous risks. The ultimate challenge, he says, will be convincing world powers to pass on this game-changing technology. Read More >>

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North Korea Claims Successful Test of Intercontinental Missile

Just in time for America's Fourth of July celebrations, North Korea says it has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The country voted most likely to start WWIII says it can now strike targets anywhere in the world, but military experts believe the missile, which flew for 40 minutes, is a medium range weapon that presents no threat to the United States. Read More >>

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China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Public Debut, But the U.S. Isn’t Impressed

At an airshow held earlier yesterday in southern China, a pair of J-20 stealth fighters streaked across the sky as Beijing proudly debuted the latest edition to its military arsenal. Read More >>

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Roman Troops Used Whistling Projectiles to Terrify the Enemy

Archaeologists working at an ancient Roman battlefield in Scotland have discovered a type of pierced sling-bullet that made a whistling sound when hurled at the enemy. Read More >>

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Autonomous Killing Machines Are More Dangerous Than We Think

A former Pentagon official is warning that autonomous weapons would likely be uncontrollable in real-world situations thanks to design failures, hacking, and external manipulation. The answer, he says, is to always keep humans “in the loop.” Read More >>

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This Scifi Smart Gun Could Be the Colt .45 of the Future

The above Terminator-like weapon is Colt's latest, greatest invention. Developed with Defence Research and Development Canada, (Canada's version of DARPA) this is the smart gun Canada wants to fight the wars of the future. And it's hard to look at this insane level of firearm innovation and not think about the birth of the Colt .45. Read More >>

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McLaren is Using Fighter Jet Technology For No-Wiper Windscreens

Those irksome blades that smear dirt across your driving vision may become a thing of the past because McLaren says it's doing away with wipers altogether in favour of fighter jet technology that keeps windscreens clean. Read More >>