Motorized LEGO Tank Cries For A Diorama Built Around It

Here's a really smart LEGO build. A tiny fully motorized remote-controlled accurate version of a WWII tank by a Polish enthusiast Sariel. » 2/18/15 9:25am 2/18/15 9:25am

The Chinese Air Force Has a Mobile Game

Last month, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force announced that they're releasing a mobile game. Now, after a month and much hoo-ha, they've finally released some additional information. » 11/17/14 7:00am 11/17/14 7:00am

DARPA's "Atlas" Robot Can Now Do The Karate Kid Crane Stance

That's some serious balancing. Engineers at Boston Dynamics are making progress with "Atlas", the 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot. Still a long way to go from this to fast robot ninjas, but it's already intimidating as it tries to do the famous "Crane Kick" (or at least the stance) from Karate Kid. » 11/12/14 8:30am 11/12/14 8:30am

The U.S. Military Is Developing a High-Tech Sandbox

Dubbed the ARES Sandtable, this U.S. Military prototype uses a Kinect, a projector, software, and sand to recreate real-world environments like never before. » 10/24/14 6:30am 10/24/14 6:30am

Terrorists Are Using First-Person Shooters To Spread Their Message

"ISIS has refined the mechanics of the sale of violence." Writing for the New Yorker website, Jay Caspian Kang thoughtfully examines how the terrorist group invokes well-worn motifs from shooters like Call of Duty in its recruitment materials. » 9/18/14 10:45am 9/18/14 10:45am

Swordfighting, As You See It In The Movies, Is A Lie

The kind of swordfighting you see in movies and TV shows, where everything is graceful and balletic and entertaining, is fiction. Nobody ever fought like that. The real thing was messy. » 9/02/14 10:04pm 9/02/14 10:04pm

Soldiers Try Charming Women with Push Ups

When some male animals attract mates, they often present themselves in a way that shows off their virility. This form of mating ritual is often called peacocking, and it appears that in China's military speed dating circles, it's done through push-ups. » 7/28/14 6:00am 7/28/14 6:00am

The Chinese Military Has One Kickass Gaming Bus

The Chinese Military has some pretty interesting toys. Some of them are pretty crappy, some of them are knockoffs, others are just impressive, but none are like their latest coach bus. » 7/21/14 8:00am 7/21/14 8:00am

Video Games Make a Convenient Scapegoat for Weak Students

A recent study by the Chinese Ministry of Education has found that the majority of China's college student population is physically frail. But what is the reason behind the fact that students are physically inadequate? Well, you've probably guessed it, the blame is on video games. » 7/14/14 8:00am 7/14/14 8:00am

With Military Drills, China Steps Up Its Security

Every year around this time, China holds a massive military drill. Like clockwork. Military police units from across the country's thirty-four provincial level districts show off the latest in domestic security. This year, the theme is knife attacks. » 5/19/14 8:00am 5/19/14 8:00am

​The Beauty Of Weird Military Infographics

If you want to build something for the U.S. military, you're probably going to have to make a diagram or a chart to demonstrate how it'll work. Might as well bust out Illustrator and paste together the weirdest diagram possible. » 5/14/14 7:30pm 5/14/14 7:30pm

The Norwegian Military Is Testing The Oculus Rift To Drive Tanks

Virtual reality and gaming technologies have been used by militaries across the world for training and therapeutic purposes. But the Norwegian military has taken VR-assisted combat to the next level with this Oculus Rift-supported rig used to pilot tanks through dangerous combat situations. » 5/05/14 11:00am 5/05/14 11:00am

The Weird U.S. Government Projects That Have Been Named BATMAN

Government researchers must have a Batman fetish. Perhaps that explains why so many have named their projects after him—it's federally-funded cosplay. The question is why this odd bunch of projects bear the Dark Knight's name. » 4/18/14 1:20pm 4/18/14 1:20pm

The High-Tech Soldiers of the Future Are Here

Those troops you saw in science fiction movies as a child are now real. A few years ago, many countries recognized a need to upgrade the individual infantryman and thus started their own "future soldier" programs. Most of them completed more or less the main priority objectives, applying them to some of their elite… » 4/16/14 9:00am 4/16/14 9:00am

Here Are The Video Game Controls The US Army May Use To Drive Trucks

Remote-piloted war machines have been with us for years, but new "TerraMax" technology from Oshkosh brings the video game experience to war on a whole-new level with third-person vehicle driving and a console-style controller. » 4/10/14 10:35am 4/10/14 10:35am

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:20am 3/13/14 11:20am

Did A Decade Old Russian Flight Sim Predict The Invasion Of Crimea?

Over a decade after the release of Lock On: Modern Air Combat, the uber-complex Russian air combat simulator plays as if the programmers had a crystal ball. The premise? Russia has invaded the Crimean Peninsula, and the US and its allies want to kick them out. » 3/04/14 10:00am 3/04/14 10:00am