It's been a long time coming, but the U.S. Congress just handed two orders to the Federal Aviation Administration: to upgrade its radar system to GPS and to open up manned airspace to unmanned drones. The latter is causing some concern, but both of these things, if done right, could mean some great things for aviation.
Faced with a society that's getting chubbier by the Twinkie, the Army has been looking for a way to get itself more recruits that doesn't involve (additional) lowering of its physical fitness requirements. So what has the Army come up with? Why, transplanting extra fat cells into the body to make people insta-skinny, of course. I mean, duh.
Desert sandstorms are rough on helicopter blades and fans, thanks mostly to erosion caused by relentless impacts from tiny dust particles. So when looking for a solution scientists turned to a veteran desert survivor — the scorpion.
Here at DVICE, we have a proud tradition of only bringing you stories that matter. Stories about science, about the evolution of technology, and about the future. And it is in the spirit of none of these things that we are proud to present the HPS Hamstar, a hamster-powered submarine.
We got a sneak peek at a couple sixth generation 2030 jet fighter concepts from Northrop Grumman and Boeing back in August, but they're not the only aerospace companies in the fighter game: this unnamed concept from Lockheed Martin is ready to join the party, too.
This is the McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II. It only ever got to the mock-up stage (and that was back in the 1990s), but the canopy of this stealthy, futuristic fantasy attack aircraft can be yours in time for Christmas if you act right now.
The Joint Strike Fighter, aka the F-35 Lightning II, was named after the P-38 Lightning, a long-range escort fighter that saw extensive service over the pacific during World War II. Lockheed Martin (or just Lockheed, back then), is responsible for both aircraft, and they set up a little photoshoot where new school met old school.
Many US service members are familiar with MREs or "meals ready to eat." These dehydrated pouches are practical but aren't exactly know for their good taste. Fortunately, food scientists have developed something new — a sandwich that stays fresh for two years. How is this possible, you ask (and how would it taste)? Find out by watching the video here.
Here's one of the perils of living in a country that had 1.3 million tons of bombs dropped on it during World War II: every once in a while, you run across one that hasn't decided to explode yet, and half your city gets evacuated so that they can go in and blow it up.
From yarn to batteries to space elevators, it seems like there's nothing that carbon nanotubes can't do. And for their latest trick, they can make things completely disappear.