Science & Tech

Mapping Agency Wants to ID Locations by Sound

If your technology can tell what city it's in just by listening, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency may have a prize for you.

Iran Using Voter Data to Spoof Floridians, Warn US Intelligence Leaders

Voting systems remain secure but Russia and Iran have obtained voter data, warn DNI Ratcliffe and FBI Director Wray.

North Korea Unveils ‘Very Destabilizing’ ICBM

Pyongyang’s new missile boosts the chance of conflict, even if it doesn’t work.

The Army Is Working on Augmented Reality Goggles for Military Dogs

A prototype aims to help handlers see things from the dog's point of view, and give commands while staying out of sight.

The US Military Is About to Launch Its Largest 5G Experiments Yet

The “at-scale” tests could change defense networks, training, and logistics — and how Americans use the Internet.

Space Force Eyes Orbiting 3D Printers, Satellite Tow Trucks

Instead of lifting heavier satellites into space, new technologies might expand their abilities on orbit.

Can AI Detect Disinformation? A New Special Operations Program May Find Out

Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command fund year-long effort to train a neural net to rank credibility and sort news from misinformation.

US Army To Dissolve Rapid Equipping Force, Asymmetric Warfare Group

It’s part of the service’s shift from counterinsurgency to near-peer fights, but some observers are concerned.

Boots on The Moon Are Going to Have to Wait, Space Force General Says

NASA’s astronaut program is the quickest way to space for military personnel. 

DOD Pours Millions of Dollars into Print-on-Demand Drugs

Four years after DARPA sought a better way to bring medicine to the battlefield, the technology may assuage broader concerns about foreign supply chains.

Study: Sleeping in Shifts More Likely To Lead to Neurological Disorders

Breakthroughs in fluid dynamics are revealing new clues about how odd hours affect the removal of toxins in the brain.

Inside the Army’s Fearless, Messy, Networked Warfare Experiment

Big steps reveal plenty about the bigger ones to come — including the need for battlefield coders.

Exclusive: Interview with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger

Watch Defense One's interview on building the future force, racism in the ranks, integrating women, and working with Congress.

The US Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.

Analysis: How Trump’s TikTok Deal Helps China

The deal doesn’t really address data or privacy concerns. It does help regimes attack U.S. companies.