The world is confronted with a three-pronged challenge: Landfills are brimming, more energy is needed for a growing population and pollution is worsening by the day.
Robots and unmanned systems are gaining more uses and permeating more areas of our lives every day. The people behind these systems are working to enhance human capabilities across air, land and sea.
Asteroid Bennu is a primordial goldmine of secrets. A relic from our early solar system, it may hold molecular precursors to the origin of life.
Satellites touch our daily lives in profound ways, such as climate change and meteorology, farming, construction, mining, surveying, supply chain management, security and more.
The Bell X-1, piloted by U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager, reached 700 mph on Oct. 14, 1947. At Mach 1.06, it was the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound.
The F-35 is the future of stealth technology. This plane is designed for total mission success, with the most survivable yet lethal cockpit environment to date.
The essence of the digital age is that machines talk to one another. Whether it’s our laptop talking to a server or a toaster that tweets, machines are being built to communicate. Machines no longer just mechanize human tasks as they have since the industrial age – they are adapting and changing the way we think, interact and live.
When asked, “What kind of superpower would you like to have,” most of us say “invisibility.” Even Derek Jeter. Invisibility, like the ability to fly, is the stuff of childhood dreams. And for decades, cloaking devices have been a favorite plot device of science-fiction and fantasy classics like “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter” and “Doctor Who.”
Over the last 30 years, Hollywood has shown moviegoers the potential of augmented reality in military operations. From 1986’s “Top Gun” to 2009’s “Avatar” to today’s role-playing games like Call of Duty, a new generation has grown up with a fictionalized understanding of this technology.