These Autonomous Patrol Cars Keep Watch Over Our Nuclear Stockpiles

Monitoring America's nuclear stockpiles is vital but mind-numbingly dull work. So rather than rely on easily distracted human guards, the storage facilities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) are now being watched by the unblinking eyes of a mobile robotic patrol fleet. » 3/16/14 1:30pm 3/16/14 1:30pm

Congress Won't Let The Navy Purchase Biofuel For The Great Green Fleet

The U.S. Navy is gearing up to show off its Great Green Fleet at this summer's biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. The collection of 48 ships and more than 200 aircraft will operate on 50/50 blends of conventional fossil fuel and various biofuels that have been under development. » 5/23/12 4:00pm 5/23/12 4:00pm

DARPA Looking For Someone To Build Flying Cars

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking for a few inventive companies looking for cash to develop the holy grail of automotive awesomeness — flying cars. As part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal, DARPA is looking for actionable plans for a military vehicle able to hold… » 11/13/08 2:30pm 11/13/08 2:30pm