Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 10:02 AM Aug 1 2017

As part of its celebration of the People's Liberation Army, the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing is showing off a range of exciting exhibitions, offering a peek into the PLA's new self-propelled artillery, cruise missiles, ballistic missile launchers, and—perhaps most notably—tactical unmanned aerial systems.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 17:00 PM Jul 28 2017

From the earliest cannons to the last battleships, the fundamentals of a naval gun have remained roughly the same: hurtle a heavy projectile through the air using gunpowder. But railguns are a clean break from that method, as they use a powerful electrical pulse to drag a projectile at high speed down a long track before shooting it at a target far away.

Sarah Fecht
at 12:11 PM Jul 20 2017

On Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is switching up its plans for landing on Mars.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:22 AM Jun 28 2017
Tech // 

Ordinary shampoos contain harsh sulfates and chemicals to make lather that strip your hair of its natural oils. WEN by ChazDean doesn't. But it does seem to contain something that makes your hair fall out...so maybe a few sulfates aren't that bad after all?

Sarah Fecht
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017
Tech // 

This vial is filled with human blood and a cocktail of drugs, including a full dose of methamphetamine. The man who was carrying it intended to inject himself with it.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:56 AM Jun 20 2017

Every missile is a carefully packaged bad day traveling at high speeds. Hypersonic missiles are a modern development in the long-running military arms race to figure out just how certain that bad end is for the humans on the receiving end. Russia's Zircon missile could enter arsenals as early as 2018. Despite headlines to the contrary, not enough about the missile is known yet to definitely claim that it poses an uncounterable threats ships in the sea.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 09:30 AM Jun 17 2017

American and Chinese defense giants are moving quickly to reach the edge of space, aiming to launch hypersonic aircraft that can cross continents in under an hour. What exactly does hypersonic mean? Speeds of over Mach 5, or more than 3,835 miles per hour.

 
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