The Navy Wants to Mount an Anti-UAV Laser on a Hummer--A Hummer!

The Office of Naval Research has just announced another breakthrough in its efforts to bring laser-based weapons to future battlefields. What once could only be accommodated by a tractor trailer now fits neatly in the back seat of a Humvee. It's only a matter of time until our armed forces march off to war with GI… » 6/17/14 2:26pm 6/17/14 2:26pm

Hobby Drones As Guided Bombs And The Rise Of Laser Defense Systems

"Drones" are changing the world's view of aviation rapidly. At first, larger models such as the Predator and Global Hawk took center-stage in the public's consciousness, but now small unmanned aircraft, some the size of lunchbox or even smaller, are capturing the public's imagination and keeping defense and homeland… » 5/01/14 12:13pm 5/01/14 12:13pm

DARPA Driverless Volkswagen Passat Is A Hit In London

November's the target date for the next DARPA Challenge, but it's not stopping some of the teams from trying to snag some publicity in the interim. The next Challenge, an urban city course, is drawing less of the "utility vehicles" than the off-road challenge. That's why VW's showing off at the London Science Museum… » 4/12/07 1:30pm 4/12/07 1:30pm