David Axe

drones inside drones

Weapon Manufacturers Are Making Robots That Deploy Other Robots

There's a burgeoning market for robots that deploy robots.
David Axe
10.18.18
future guns

Army Eyes New ‘Ribbon-Gun’ Rifle That Fires Four Rounds at a Time

The L4 is just one of several gun designs the ground-combat branch has considered in recent years as it attempts to replace older weapons.
David Axe
10.11.18
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
DRONES

Assassin Drones Are Here. Now What?

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
David Axe
8.7.18
russia

Russia’s ‘Batshit Crazy’ New Super-Weapons Are Mostly Hype

The power of the Kremlin's new supersonic and atomic missiles are exaggerated, experts say.
David Axe
7.23.18
Life imitating art

This Nuke Expert's Terrifying New Novel Is the Warning We Need Right Now

Real life has hewed closely to fictional events in 'The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks Against the United States,' taking the book's author, American nuclear policy expert Jeffrey Lewis, by surprise.
David Axe
7.16.18
hands on

New Drone 'Cockpits' Aim to Make Remote Warfare Feel More Real

Improved ergonomics alone can’t lift the moral burden on drone operators far removed from the battlefield, for whom life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work.
David Axe
7.12.18
C2F

The US Military Has a New Facility for Overseeing Nuclear War

The C2F, as it's known, is unlikely to survive very long during a full-scale nuclear war.
David Axe
7.10.18
Trump

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
Over Exposures

Republicans Are Trying to Pull America Out of Another Global Treaty

Experts say depriving Air Force funding for four-engine OC-135 surveillance planes is part of a GOP effort to force the US to withdraw from Open Skies, a 1992 arms-verification treaty.
David Axe
5.31.18
Total Information Awareness

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.
David Axe
5.21.18
intelligent agents

The Army Is Working on Brain Hacks to Help Soldiers Deal With Information Overload

The Army hopes that technology can solve the info-overload problem that technology has created, and free up people to do what people do best.
David Axe
5.3.18
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