Military & War
16th October 2019
U.S. will test cannon with range over 1,000 miles by 2023
U.S. artillery platforms with 155mm rounds tend to have a maximum range of about 20 miles. However, the U.S. Army is developing a new weapon capable of reaching 1,150 miles.
20th May 2019
Majority of voters fear the EU could collapse in the next 10 to 20 years
Levels of support for membership of the European Union are currently high, but so too is pessimism about the future of the European project.
10th January 2019
"Walking car" could save lives in disaster zones
Hyundai has demonstrated a future concept vehicle that could activate robotic legs to "walk" over rough terrain.
18th July 2018
Leading AI companies and researchers pledge to not develop lethal autonomous weapons
More than 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.
25th April 2018
By 2040, artificial intelligence could upend nuclear stability
A new study from the RAND Corporation finds that artificial intelligence has the potential to upend the foundations of nuclear deterrence by 2040.
5th April 2018
Experts call for boycott of South Korean university developing AI weapons
Artificial intelligence experts from 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns that a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead to autonomous weapons lacking human control.
25th January 2018
Doomsday Clock now at two minutes to midnight
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has today moved its iconic "Doomsday Clock" forwards by 30 seconds, the closest it has been to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1953.
21st September 2017
What will submarines look like in 50 years?
Concept designs for submarines of the 2060s have been revealed by Britain's Royal Navy.
20th August 2017
Elon Musk and over 100 experts call for outright ban on killer robots
Leaders of top robotics and AI companies have called on the UN to enact a worldwide ban on killer robots.
12th August 2017
U.S. Army lab discovers new energy source
Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Maryland have demonstrated a new nanomaterial powder that creates large amounts of energy by simply mixing it with water.
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