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The Human Factor

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

We are placing far too much trust and reliance in technology. Despite all of our advances in artificial intelligence, the most powerful computer we know of is the human mind. But there is no system or technology that can eradicate the potential consequences of human error.

Tom Clancy, 'Full Force and Effect': A Talk With Mark Greaney

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Mark Greaney, co-author with the late Tom Clancy, of three previous Jack Ryan novels, now has written Full Force and Effect, a novel demonstrating prescience about world events.

Chuck Hagel: U.S. Needs To Maintain Military Superiority

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — The U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia, and in ...

Sam Stein

Obama On Police Militarization: We Need To Make Sure They're Buying Stuff They Actually Need | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Appearing at the White House during a respite from his vacation, President Barack Obama on Monday offered support for a review of the mi...

WATCH: Robotic 'Pack Mule' Can Take On Any Terrain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

No, you're not watching a scene from "Transformers." The U.S. Military released new footage on July 13, 2014 of the Legged Squad Supports System ro...

Drone Warriors

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carl Pettit

Drones have their place, and in future wars might even become instrumental in massive assaults on enemy positions. Even so, a measured use of this technology should be the guiding rule by which a democracy abides.

The Next Generation of Drone Warfare Is Here

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Eugene K. Chow

Last week, two F-16s took off, broke the sound barrier, executed several complex maneuvers including barrel rolls and "Split S" rolls, and landed -- all without a pilot.

Military's New Donkey Robot Is Amazingly Smart And Strangely Adorable

Posted 09.25.2013 | Technology

Boston Dynamics, the innovative engineering company behind the record-breaking Cheetah robot and the jumping sand flea robot, is at it again. The ...

7 Technologies That Will Make It Easier For The Next President To Hunt And Kill You

Wired | The Staff of Danger Room | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

There's a standard response to skeptics of the killer flying robots known as drones that goes something like this: Every time a drone fires its weapon...

Religion and Technology in America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.15.2012 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Garry Wills, professor of American history and author of Bomb Power, says that the atomic and nuclear bomb remade the country into a National Security State fostering perpetual emergency, secrecy and war.

Are Drones Keeping Us in a Losing Cause Longer?

William Astore | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
William Astore

Are they helping us to win wars, or are they essentially prolonging wars that are ultimately unwinnable? So far, it appears that drones aren't decisive. They're merely instrumental. They're instrumental in keeping us in a losing cause.

7 Technologies the Military Made Possible (PHOTOS)

Chris Birk | Posted 05.10.2012 | Technology
Chris Birk


WATCH: Scary 'Robo-Mule' Shows Tricks In Military Test

Posted 02.08.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 02/08/2012 12:00 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily U.S. troops who carry as much as 100 pounds of gear coul...

Pain Beams Among Weird Weapons Neuroscience May Bring To Warfare

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.07.2012 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Directed energy weapons that use wave beams to cause pain, and electrical brain stimulation that boo...

WATCH: Self-Guided Bullet Hits Target Mile Away

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 01/30/2012 04:44 PM EST Smart weapons have been growing smaller since the first guided cruise missiles to...

WATCH: U.S. Navy Testing Fuel Cell Technology In Hawaii

Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: It was the recent Pearl Harbor Day anniversary that brought the secretary of the Navy to Hawaii, but while on the ...

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.

Iran To Mass Produce Navy Assault Boats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's military has opened production lines for two new types of assault boats, state television reported Monday. The announceme...

Jon Stewart Author Interview: 'Dream Machine' Author Richard Whittle On The 'Notorious' V-22 Osprey (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle spoke to Jon Stewart last night on "The Daily Show" about his new book, "The Dream Machine," which explains the...

Colorado Company Accused Of Illegally Exporting Military Technology

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado company is accused of illegally exporting defense technology used by the U.S. military to South Korea, China, Russia and Tur...

GAO: Sensitive Military Technology Can Easily Be Shipped Overseas

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sensitive technology, including parts that can be used in the development of nuclear weapons, guided missiles and IEDs, can be easily purchased in the...