Science & Tech

US Army-Funded Algorithm Decodes Brain Signals

The algorithm is part of an effort to eventually establish a machine-brain interface.

US Army Aims to Convert Navy Missiles for Remote-Launched Strikes

If experiments prove out, one soldier-operator will be able to pour fires from diverse launchers onto a target.

Myths About Vote Tampering Could Persist For Years, Say Experts

The huge follower counts of dedicated misinformers appear to outweigh efforts by journalists, government officials, and the social media platforms themselves.

Pentagon's 'AI Factory' Looks To Distribute Tools Across DOD

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will begin rolling out its Joint Common Foundation next year, its new director says.

Meet the AI That’s Defeating Automated Fact Checkers

Social media companies are using lie-detecting algorithms to reduce the amount of disinformation they spread. That’s not going to be good enough.

US Elections Are Safer from Foreign Interference, But Gaps Remain

Four years after a big wake-up call, federal, state, and local governments are working harder and more closely to ward off threats.

Twitter Bots Promote Right-Wing Conspiracies, Paper Shows

Almost 13 percent of all users that endorse conspiracy narratives are bots, say researchers.

The Best Tech for Troops (Needs an Easier Path to Reach Them)

The Pentagon must keep lowering barriers for startup companies, especially in artificial intelligence and machine learning — and help them stay in the game.

What the Army's Next App Reveals About Defense Innovation

A major wins an innovation award by proposing to bring hotel-style booking to training ranges.

DOD Funds an Academic Consortium of Hypersonic Researchers to Outdo China

The field is so new that it needs experts from many fields to learn to work together.

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.