Military technology

Art

Hacked War Simulators Become Stunning CGI Art

Baden Pailthorpe’s digital media works are glossy, hyperreal, and deeply unsettling.
Ingrid Kesa
9.11.15
virtual reality

Meet the Guy Who's Bringing Defense Industry VR Patents to the Commercial Sector

Richard Boyd, the founder of 3DSolve and Rainbow Six developer Red Storm Entertainment talks VR interfaces, defense industry patents, and simulations at Lockheed Martin.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.3.15
Design

Hollywood Is Helping The Military 3D-Print Real Life Iron Man Suits

The army has enlisted the costume designers behind 'Iron Man' and 'RoboCop' to make a super suit for soldiers.
Zach Sokol
7.11.14
News

Is Elon Musk Going to War with General Stanley McChrystal?

Elon Musk is currently locked in a bitter dispute with Lockheed Martin and Boeing for contracts worth billions of dollars—and now the lobbying firm tied to a notorious retired general is joining the party.
Lee Fang
6.13.14
Motherboard Blog

The Navy's New Super Warship Looks Like a Tiny Fishing Boat on Radar

Remember _The Hunt for the Red October_, that terrific movie from the 1990s starring Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery running around on submarines? The Red October was this new Soviet super sub that was virtually undetectable by radar and rigged up with...
Adam Estes
10.16.12
Motherboard Blog

The Navy's New Electric Railgun Is Absolutely Terrifying

Normally I tend to ignore anything happening with military technology advancement, first of all because the fact that some of the most cutting edge scientific research goes towards creating better and more efficient human killing machines is terrifying...
Lara Heintz
2.18.12
Motherboard Blog

Scorpions are Aerodynamically Tuned to Beat the Desert

You may think of scorpions in terms of their offensive weapons - that is, the badass stinger of your wildest nightmares – but they’re also evolved in the defense department too. "New research":http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la203942r, published...
SAM MCDOUGLE
2.7.12