by Spencer Ackerman | Mar 28, 2013 | MonitorThanks to a grant from the Navy’s mad scientists, Virginia Tech engineers have built a giant, floppy, silicon-layered tool for undersea surveillance.
by Spencer Ackerman | Mar 28, 2013 | MonitorHow big is the Navy’s 2013 push for laser weapons? Its top scientists have announced an effort to stash laser weapons on Marine trucks that can shoot down small drones.
by Spencer Ackerman | Mar 19, 2013 | MonitorThis is supposed to be a time of military budget cuts. Yet the Navy is planning a big push into laser weaponry in 2013. Some laser advocates don’t see a contradiction.
by Spencer Ackerman | Mar 11, 2013 | MonitorThe Navy’s next big research program wants to make the sea service’s software algorithms much, much smarter — so much so that they can automatically detect concealed threats based on incomplete data.
by Spencer Ackerman | Oct 23, 2012 | MonitorDennis Hong, right, of Virginia Tech shows off the lower half of his ASH (Autonomous Shipboard Humanoid) robot at the Office of Naval Research’s science and tech expo, Oct. 22, 2012. Photo: Jared Soares/Wired It’s not going to dance Gangnam Style any time...