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The bullet that can change direction mid-air - CNN Video

The U.S. military is developing a "smart bullet." CNN's Thom Patterson explains this groundbreaking project, code-named EXACTO.

The future of war will be robotic

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rise of the robot on the modern battlefield has happened so fast, it is almost breathtaking -- that is, if you are not a robot yourself.<p>When the U.S. military invaded Iraq just over a decade ago, it only had a handful of unmanned systems, aka drones, in the air, and zero deployed into …

New U.S. stealth bomber shrouded in mystery

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Nearly 30 years after the first U.S. stealth bomber took flight, the Air Force's aging fleet is primed for a makeover; albeit an expensive one.<p>The Pentagon is looking to upgrade its stealth aircraft for the first time since the 1970s, developing a high-priority, super-classified, …

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Boeing's Force Field Could Save Soldiers From Brain Injuries

It's not quite "Star Trek," but Boeing has patented a force field that's meant to keep soldiers safe on the battlefield. In theory, it would sense an explosion from a roadside bomb, counter the resulting shock wave with an electric, laser or microwave arc, and save the soldiers from potential brain …

DARPA’s latest program will create evolving Skynet-like software

DARPA has some new plans up its sleeve, and they sound uncomfortably similar to SKYNET. Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems (BRASS) is the …

Air Force's Secret "Gorgon Stare" Program Leaves Terrorists Nowhere To Hide

In Greek mythology, Gorgons were creatures whose terrible visages could turn men to stone with a single glance. The Air Force’s Gorgon Stare sensor system can’t do that, but its unrelenting gaze is turning thousands of terrorists into targets who can no longer elude U.S. weapons. The service almost …

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5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Inc.com

Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. One thing few are happy about is the amount they will pay to the government. This is the time of year where …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …