Fringe Science, New Discoveries and Developments

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

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?

Iran Shows Flight of US Drone Replica

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

A cloaking device using four lenses developed by University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi is demonstrated in Rochester, New York in this September 11, 2014 University of Rochester. Click to enlarge

New York scientists unveil ‘invisibility cloak’ to rival Harry Potter’s

Scientists at the University of Rochester claim to have developed a so-called cloaking device that conceals objects from view

The ZOLJANAH tactical truck, which will likely carry the Bavar 373, Iran's s-300. Click to enlarge

Iran to Unveil New Air Defence System on September 22

Iran to unveil new air defence weapons in the coming weeks. Including the long-awaited Bavar 373

Supercavitation. Click to enlarge

Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

The principle is called supercavitation and Russia has already employed it in an experimental torpedo that reached speeds of 370km/h

Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

The weapon is part of a program to develop a weapon that will destroy targets anywhere on Earth within an hour of getting data and permission to launch

T-50 fifth generation multirole fighter. Click to enlarge

Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016

Weapons development continues apace in Russia, with a new generation of anti-aircraft systems and fighter jets soon to be deployed. Updated with video

Taranis drone in flight. Click to enlarge

British drone makes its first invisible flight

The British Ministry of Defence lifted the veil on its most advanced drone Tuesday, following the successful completion of tests where the UAV went fully stealth