Fringe Science, New Discoveries and Developments

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

‘Israel could send Iran back to Stone Age’

Israeli military reportedly plans to “send Iran back to the Stone Age” with electromagnetic pulse weapons. Still, we shouldn’t forget similar U.S. threats about “bombing N. Vietnam back to the Stone Age” – and look what happened there

Weighing fifty thousand tonnes, powered by nuclear fusion and travelling at 12% of the speed of light the journey would take 50 years to complete. Click to enlarge

The 100 year Starship project that plans to put humans on another star

Headed by Bill Clinton with seed money from the U.S. military, the project will look into launching manned space vessels to distant stars.

Laser that blinds, temporarily. Click to enlarge

UK: Police set to deploy £25,000 James Bond-style laser that temporarily blinds

British police to be equipped with more high-technology weaponry – for the public’s good, of course

Pentagon confirms X-51A test flight was a failure

The US Air Force confirmed on Wednesday that Tuesday’s test flight of the hypersonic X-51A WaveRider was unsuccessful

Army of the future: Soldiers will be able to run at Olympic speed and won’t need food or sleep with gene technology

Army of the future: Soldiers will be able to run at Olympic speed and won’t need food or sleep with gene technology

Pentagon scientists researching gene manipulation to build the soldiers of tomorrow.

Artist depiction of Mars Curiosity landing

Mars rover Curiosity safely lands on the red planet

Mars rover survives 13,000 mph plunge to the planet’s surface intact to begin mission

Taranis killer drone. Click to enlarge

Drone race will ultimately lead to a sanitised factory of slaughter

Like much of science fiction, the Terminator movies are becoming reality. The technology is now within sight to develop autonomous killer drones that can reach anywhere on the planet within an hour

Report: Nature May Soon Overcome Monsanto as ‘Super Rootworms’ Destroy Crops

The humble rootworm could soon spell the end for the biotech giant

US Army to smite enemies with Tesla-like lightning bolts?

US Army to smite enemies with Tesla-like lightning bolts?

US scientists developing weapon that will unleash bolts of lightning on designated targets

Superbug vs. Monsanto: Nature rebels against biotech titan

GM crops are devoured by the very pests they were genetically modified to kill

Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance

Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance

This technology won’t be confined to the military. It’s already being used to monitor civil dissidence. Hence the secrecy and reports of bizarre objects hovering over anti-war protests

Cyber Warning From A Computer Security Expert

A growing array of nations and other entities are using online weapons, he says, because they are “thousands of times cheaper” than conventional armaments

Attack of the Superweed

Attack of the Superweed

Monsanto’s creations have spawned a mutated ‘superweed’ that in the words of one expert, may force farmers “back to the fundamentals”

China developing Internet for offensive operations: Pentagon

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia and Asia Pacific told reporters that China’s military modernization had ‘surprised’ US experts and ‘we may very well be surprised in terms of seeing new weapons and equipment in the future’

Why Science Wants Us to be Chimps

Independent scientists are challenging the dogma that humans are just a few DNA base pairs away from being monkeys. A professor of genetics and biochemistry explains

Has NASA already found life on Mars?

Has NASA already found life on Mars?

Did a NASA probe find evidence of life on Mars 36 years ago but fail to recognise it for what it was? A team of scientists have looked again at the data gathered and say they are “99% sure there’s life there”

Iran ‘smart concrete’ to protect N-sites from US bunker busters

A recently published article suggests that Iran may have an indigenously developed formula for concrete that would be resistant to bunker busting munitions

The Active Denial System, which causes intense burning sensation from beyond the range of small arms fire. Click to enlarge

Pentagon’s non-lethal weapon projects leaked – including a laser beam that ‘steers enemy planes’

Descriptions of the Pentagon’s latest non-lethal and until now highly secret weapons projects have been leaked online

Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

Researchers believe new cyber weapons can be developed from the virus. “It’s like a Lego set”, one researcher said. “You can assemble the components into anything: a robot or a house or a tank”

Police to test laser that ‘blinds rioters’

The laser, which can incapacitate targets up to 500 metres away, is seen as giving police an intimidating new response to rioters