Navy turns to UAVs for help with radar, communications

Scientists recently launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a research vessel in a significant experiment that could help boost the Navy’s radar and communications performance at sea.

IBM plots fast microserver array

Big Blue and a Dutch team of scientists are trying to come up with a breed of servers that process more data than today's internet while coping with a sandstorm.

Fancy a phone equipped with radar?

Radar could start appearing in a far wider range of devices, including cellphones, thanks to the invention of a fingernail-sized chip package costing just over a dollar.

More evidence found for ancient Martian ocean

ESA says its Mars Express probe has returned some of the strongest evidence yet that an ocean once covered part of Mars.

NASA snaps asteroid as it approaches Earth

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 as it approaches Earth in what's set to be the closest approach of a big asteroid ever recorded.

MIT radar gives real-time video through concrete walls

MIT researchers have developed a new radar technology that gives real-time video of what’s going on behind solid walls from up to 60 feet away.

Stealth boat speeds through water using supercavitation

US company Juliet Marine Systems has invented a boat that uses supercavitation to glide quickly through the water, undetected by radar.

Army uses radar to detect suicide bombers

The U.S. Army is splashing out $48.2 million to purchase a number of devices capable of detecting suicide bombers at 100 yards.

'Speed-trap' radar used to detect concussion

Concussion can be notoriously difficult to detect - but a new radar-based method has been developed that can quickly screen individuals including athletes and soldiers on a battlefield.

Portable 'bullet detectors' issued to US troops

US solders are soon to be given individual mini-radar systems capable of detecting incoming gunfire.

Shoe radar may help you find your way

Technology enthusiasts know that getting lost has almost become a thing of the past thanks to global positioning systems (GPS). But if GPS fails you, what can you do? A shoe-embedded radar system could soon be a useable backup option that may help you find your way.

Lockheed wants to build a Space Fence

Lockheed Martin recently submitted a detailed proposal for the development of a sophisticated "Space Fence."

US missile shield designed to intercept Iranian nukes

The US military is preparing to activate a partial missile shield over southern Europe to protect its allies from Iranian projectiles carrying nuclear payloads.

Stealth camouflage shields military vehicles

BAE Systems has designed an advanced "stealth overcoat" capable of shielding military vehicles from radar and thermal imaging devices.