Fringe Science, New Discoveries and Developments

Cutting edge research, science that defies conventional parameters and new technologies

China's largest self-developed unmanned combat aerial vehicle, or combat drone, makes its first flight in Gansu Province in northwest China

China’s Largest Drone, The Rainbow 5, Makes Its Maiden Flight

Equipped with powerful wall-penetrating radar, the CH-5 UAV is seen as comparable to the U.S. Reaper drone

Dreadnought 2015. Click to enlarge

HMS Hi-tech, the Warship of the Future

Royal Navy’s Dreadnought 2050 has space-age control room, ‘see-through’ hull and a crew of just 50

MAKS: Is Russia developing an F-35-hunting UAV?

MAKS: Is Russia developing an F-35-hunting UAV?

Russia is reportedly developing an unmanned drone specifically designed to target the latest generation of U.S. warplanes

New Russian Sukhoi PAK Missile For Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighters To Exceed Mach 3.5

Latest Russian Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter to be armed with a new generation of high-speed missiles. Includes video of T-50 at MAKS airshow

China Conducts Fifth Test of Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

Successful test of vehicle of traveling at ten times the speed of sound. Displayed new capability in manoeuvring at hypersonic speeds

Inflatable space elevator 20 times taller than Burj Khalifa planned by Canadian company

If and when plans come to fruition, it will be possible to take an elevator into orbit

Artists conception of Boeing's XS-1 spaceplane

Hypersonic spaceplane could fly at 10 times the speed of sound

Contracts awarded for reusable space plane capable of flying up to ten times the speed of sound

Airbus patents supersonic plane that could hit Mach 4.5

Dubbed the “Son of Concorde” the plane would fly between London and New York in an hour

Star Trek Enterprise used warp drive

Nasa’s ‘impossible’ fuel-free thrusters DO work

German scientists confirm viability of super-fast space travel that could slash a journey to the moon down to 4 HOURS

Russia’s New Super Weapon Can Switch Off Electronics On Guided Missiles

Reports suggest that Russia has developed a game-changing weapon that can neutralise most if not all of the West’s most advanced weapons

The F-35: expected to become the mainstay of U.S. air power in the decades ahead.

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight

America’s latest fighter is not only over budget and behind schedule, it is also reportedly dead meat in air-to-air combat

Taxpayer funded trial of GM wheat ends in a £3million failure

Supporters hoped the trial would win over a sceptical public. Instead the failure has only added to growing doubts

Russian Deputy Prime Minister: GMOs Will Not be Tolerated

Unlike their Western counterparts, Russia’s political leaders seem adamantly opposed to GMOs

Testing the hoverbike. Click to enlarge

Kiwi’s hoverbike design wins US defence deal

The hoverbike is being developed to operate as a new class of tactical reconnaissance vehicle

U.S. Pacific fleet

America’s New Aircraft Carriers Will Use Lasers to Annihilate Missiles

U.S. plans to install lasers and energy directed weapons aboard its aircraft carriers

Navy to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Development for Warfighting, Support Roles

The day when Terminator like technology becomes reality draws ever closer

Artists conception of Artists impression of Chinese hypersonic vehicle. Click to enlarge

China defence ministry confirms test of supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle Wu-14

China confirms 4th test of hypersonic glide vehicle thought to be capable of speeds up to Mach 10, or around 7,680 miles per hour

Russian T-14 Armata tanks on Red Square during the May 9, 2015, Victory Day pardade

Russia steps up military modernization — but at what cost?

Putin’s $400 billion military modernisation program faces problems as Russia’s economy sinks under the weight of Western sanctions and falling oil prices

All about Russia’s Newest Advanced Stealth Fighter – Documentary

Full documentary, in Russian (with English subtitles), on the Russian fighter that many suspect will completely outclass its U.S. counterpart, the Lockheed Martin F-35

What BBC’s Panorama got wrong on GMOs

What BBC’s Panorama got wrong on GMOs

The BBC’s lack of journalistic and scientific rigour hits new depths. Claire Robinson reports