Science

The Military Wants To Produce Water From Air. Here’s the Science Behind It

The key is the right combination of elements in porous crystal structures, and the AI-powered search is on.

A Sharper Approach to China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy Begins by Dispelling Myths

MCF isn't new. It's not all-encompassing. It's not even uniquely Chinese.

The Next Steps For the Pentagon's AI Hub

Six ways the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center can accelerate the military’s use of AI.

Inside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Quantum Lab

Basic science, practical engineering — and an attempt to focus on the most productive lines of effort.

Two Years In, US Quantum-Science Coordinator Lays Out Next Steps

Three agencies involved in quantum research spent 2019 planning and 2020 launching new efforts. 

Mapping China’s Sprawling Efforts to Recruit Scientists

Beijing’s high-profile Thousand Talents Program is a tiny piece of a broad national strategy to build military and economic advantage.

Will Commanders Trust Their New AI Weapons and Tools?

A study of DOD’s artificial-intelligence efforts reveals a key gap.

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.

US Military Scientists Hope To Have Coronavirus Therapeutic By Summer

A new approach would use RNA or DNA to help the body develop antibodies to the rapidly spreading illness.

The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs

The Pentagon is also looking at living camouflage, self-healing paint, and a variety of other applications of engineered organisms, but the basic science remains a challenge.