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

China’s New Hypersonic Strike Vehicle Takes Flight Again

China’s new Hypersonic Strike Vehicle (HSV), which can travel up to eight times the speed of sound, has completed its third set of tests

A Skylon in flight with a cutaway of the SABRE engine. Click to enlarge

The plane that could fly ANYWHERE in four hours gets a step closer to blast off

Innovate new engine could cut the cost of space launches by 95% and power flights up to 5 times the speed of sound

Do we finally have proof of life on Mars?

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds traces of methane that may have been produced by bacteria-like organisms

Robots' drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal

Robots’ drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal

Russia planning a fifth generation nuclear submarine that will be armed with “battle robots” and underwater drones

Physicist says human intention physically exists and can be copied to a machine

Claims to have built machine that can store human ‘intent’, which be used to heal

German-made ‘miracle’ machine turns water into gasoline

German engineers now finalizing the assembly of a rig that changes water into gasoline. Includes video

Iranian warship fires Hoot torpedo

Iranian Navy Test-Fires New Home-Made Torpedo

Iran has announced the successful test firing of a new high-tech torpedo capable staggering speeds

Western Space Agencies Are Tracking What Could Be A Russian Satellite Killer

Observers are tracking an satellite orbiting the Earth that may be unlike any other. It may be designed to fix — or attack — other satellites

US Navy deploys laser weapon to Persian Gulf for first-ever combat mission

Futuristic combat weapon now operational aboard U.S. Navy ship in the Persian Gulf. Includes video

Still from a video of the Iranian drone in flight. Click to enlarge

Pentagon claims Iran’s copy of captured US Sentinel drone ‘inferior’ to original

How would the Pentagon know unless U.S. scientists had examined the Iranian replica drone? Or is this just sour grapes?

RQ-170 Drone seized by Iran in 2011.

Iran Shows Flight of US Drone Replica

Includes impressive footage of Iran’s latest drone in flight. A reverse engineered version of one of America’s most advanced UAV

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

With the official unveiling of the long-anticipated J-31 on Tuesday, China hopes that it has a stealth fighter to rival the U.S. F-35

Iran Unveils New Long-Range Radar

Iran unveiled another part of its increasingly sophisticated air defences Tuesday.

Y-20 protoype landing. Click to enlarge

Are these China’s latest military aircraft? Photos claim to reveal new generation of PLA jets

New generation of Chinese military aircraft photographed, including: stealth fighters, military transports and AEW&CS aircraft

Iran Touts Successful Test of US Drone Replica

Iran said Monday that it has successfully completed a test flight of its own version of a sophisticated U.S. it had seized in 2011

China' J-31 stealth fighter. Click to enlarge

New Chinese J-31 stealth fighter spotted in Zhuhai ahead of air show

Photos of the latest Chinese stealth fighter landing in Zhuhai prompt speculation that it will be publicly unveiled at a air show there in the coming days

China unveils laser drone defence system

Laser can bring down small low-flying aircraft within five seconds of locating target

Elon Musk: artificial intelligence development is ‘summoning the demon’

The entrepreneur and inventor may have touched upon a deeper truth than many realise

Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

The good news is that in the last two years, Monsanto has reported huge losses

Inflatable boat operates autonomously during an Office of Naval Research demonstration of swarmboat technology. Click to enlarge

US Navy unveils fleet of unmanned patrol boats

Military officials say the fleet of self-guided watercraft could be ready for naval deployment within the year