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Image Of China's Stealthy 'Dark Sword' Fighter-Like Combat Drone Emerges

The image shows a mature design that leverages existing elements found on other Chinese tactical aircraft.<p>Chinese Internet<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

Aviation

19 photos of Navy SEALs doing what they do best

As America's elite, U.S. Navy SEALs are constantly called for operations around the globe.<p>With a motto of "the only easy day was yesterday," the average day in the life of a SEAL is usually anything but. Whether they are deploying to global hotspots, honing new skills in some of the military's …

The Fitness Tracking Tech Used by Active Navy SEALs is Now Even More Accessible

The Whoop Strap 2.0, a new fitness tracker currently in use by active Navy SEALs, is determined to improve recovery time in athletes and keep your …

Navy Wants Unmanned Systems to be Ubiquitous in Future Warfare

An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 performs ground turns aboard the littoral combat ship …

Military

General Atomics Shows Off Engine That Will Power Its Proposed MQ-25 Drone Tanker

The company doesn't plan to build a full-scale prototype unless it wins the competition, but is testing critical components of the …

Aviation

DARPA to begin new effort to build military constellations in low Earth orbit

WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency next week will start reviewing bids from space industry vendors as it sets out to prove …

Aviation

UNStudio designed Ellipsicoon pavilion that features continuous sculptural surface

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has designed the Ellipsicoon pavilion that features continuous sculptural surface to create fluid contours. …

Architecture

How Termites Inspired a Building that Can Cool Itself

How do you cool a building without air conditioning? Using an approach called biomimicry, see how architect Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of …

Biomimicry

Olafur Eliasson’s first building completes in Denmark

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Architecture

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Biology

Quantum Radar Could Make Stealth Technology Obsolete

The frigid Canadian arctic is a rough place to try and catch a spy.<p>For one, the region is smack dab on top of the world's magnetic North Pole, where …

These are the most incredible photos of the US Navy in 2017

2017 was an unsurprisingly eventful year for the US Navy.<p>New ships, such as the USS Washington and USS Gerald R. Ford, were commissioned. The USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain were involved in collisions. Hurricane victims in the mainland US and Puerto Rico were aided. The terrorist group ISIS and …

The strengths and weaknesses of Russia's military

Russian armed forces provide Moscow with clear military superiority in the post-Soviet region, despite Russia's troops not being able to match the …

We asked a military aviation expert what the US' future sixth-generation fighter jet might look like

The US Air Force Research Laboratory released a video in late March showing what a sixth-generation fighter jet might be like, as part of a push to plug its Science and Technology 2030 initiative.<p>The video shows a conceptual sixth-generation fighter jet, known as the F-X, firing what appears to be …

The race to be the US Navy's first carrier-based drone is heating up

The race to get the contract for the US Navy's first carrier-based drone is heating up.<p>All three competitors — Boeing, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin — have released images of what their drones look like, and the announcement of the winner is expected sometime between August and October …

Collins and Turner built a reverse plate-shaped restaurant in Australia to create free movement

Sydney-based architecture firm Collins and Turner has completed a new restaurant and fine dining venue at the south west corner of the recently …

This plant-covered house in Indonesia has a "second skin" that helps keep the interior cool

Nestled in a densely populated residential area of West Jakarta, Indonesia, the Pedongkelan-YN house provides a quiet tropical oasis in the midst of …

Architecture

Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

1/23<p>Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Construction<p>Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to …

What does the Home of an Architect look like?

What can you discover about a creative person by seeing where they lived and worked?<p>An architect’s home, for example, is an experimental canvas, a …

Air Force Offers Glimpse into 6th-Gen Fighters, Future Flight Suits

The Air Force Research Lab has unveiled a new video that gives a further glimpse into proposed ideas for sixth-generation fighters and various …

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks.

The Army Wants This Modular, Universal System To Shield Its Armor From Rockets And Missiles

The Modular Active Protection System will be able to run multiple types of protection systems and could pave the way for networked defenses.<p>US …

How China’s New Stealth Fighter Could Soon Surpass the US F-22 Raptor

The J-20’s rapidly evolving combat capabilities could make it a world leading aerial warfare platform.

Air Force May Approve Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years

Eugene Taylor remembers how eager enlisted airmen like him were to fly.<p>Taylor, who enlisted in 1968 and deployed to Vietnam, first worked as an …

DARPA's Mad Scientists Have a Sneaky Plan to Win the next Big War

A computerized staff officer.The art of generalship is to get inside the enemy's head. From Caesar to Napoleon to Rommel, the best commanders have a …

OMA Reveals Pavilion Design for Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles

OMA New York has released initial details of its design for the Audrey Irmas Pavilion, a new addition to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los …

George Brown College selects finalists for design competition to build 12-story wood tower

Timber Towers are on the rise, propelled by the growing availability of new wood technologies that promise major environmental benefits. Today, …

The Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Project That Will Be The New Urban Icon of Monterrey

Proyectos 9, a Monterrey real estate developer, announced Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos as the winners of the international architectural design …

Look inside an iconic Austin home before it’s listed

M.J. Neal Ramp House asks $1.295M<p>Arguably one of the most architecturally significant homes in Austin, the Ramp House has quietly hit the market. A well-known fixture in the Bouldin neighborhood, the home was designed and built by award-winning local firm MJ Neal Architects, which specializes in …

How a team of architects built a stunning contemporary home in just 3 days

The different modules, or 'Gomos', are all constructed and pre-finished in the factory.<p><i>Sistema Gomos</i><p>When pieced together, the modules create a …