The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program started back in the '60s, and the dolphins and sea lions in it help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, most dangerously, identify mines for deactivation. By 2017, the Navy wants robots to do all that, instead.
Dronestagram, the new project showing aerial photos of recent drone strikes, complete with the details of the villages and the death tolls is the debated website of the day. Is this an altruistic way of providing eye-opening information or is it one step towards Hunger Games style voyeurism?
When you think about kicking back after a long day at work, you probably imagine a favorite armchair or sofa that's a little worn and super comfy. Well, French designer Matali Crasset must not be much for lounging around at home because he's created a collection of furniture made from concrete.
Back in April we wrote about a whole bunch of lost World War II Spitfires and the incredible persistence of David Cundall, a British farmer and aviation enthusiast. He has fought for years to win approval to uncover these buried treasures.
Our official motto here at DVICE is as follows: "you can never have enough railguns." As it so often does, the U.S. Navy has followed our lead, and has acquired a second prototype railgun system for testing.
Lasers are the future. Of everything. From food to medicine to rainbows, lasers can do it all. As every science fiction movie ever will attest to, the absolute coolest thing that lasers can do, of course, is blow stuff up, and this is why Boeing is making a truck into a mobile laser weapon system.
Declassified government documents are fun, especially ones that detail the United States Air Force's flirtations with flying saucers. While the aircraft was designed for speeds between Mach 3 and 4, it never quite got there.
If you plan on steaming a huge Navy ship around the globe, it's going to need a lot of fuel to keep it running. That's a problem when you're thousands of miles from home in hostile waters. But what if you could simply make your own fuel using the seawater that surrounds you? That's what the U.S. Navy wants to do, using a two-step process that turns seawater into jet fuel.
Man has long warred against man, bringing all manner of bloody machination to rend the opposition limb from limb. For as long as man has been capable of throwing stones, he has also brought with him all manner of beast. You will likely recall stories of courageous horses, mules, dogs and perhaps carrier pigeons, but animals have "enjoyed" far stranger uses in battle. Here, commonplace creatures have been called upon to fulfill the strangest of roles. Here's our list of the 17 strangest, most under-sung animal war heroes ever called to battle.
War is a messy business at the best of times, but it could get even more foul if a Russian inventor's personal human waste extracting tank gets built.