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japan

Watch This Horny Moth Drive a Robotic Car

Moth-powered robotics could come to replace drug sniffing dogs.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.8.17
dogs

How 3D-Printed Dog Noses Can Improve Bomb Detectors

A sniff-action scent detector could smell bombs 16 times better than a dog.
Samantha Cole
12.4.16
Features

Twilight of the Bomb

One of the last surviving Manhattan Project scientists returns to the crater of the first nuclear bomb on its 70th birthday.
Brian Merchant
8.6.15
Internet

The Chinese Deep Web Takes a Darker Turn

A forum to avoid censorship is also a place to discuss DIY bombs.
Joseph Cox
5.18.15
1999

These POV Smart Bomb Videos Are Surreal

Way back in 99' before Saddam fell, we dropped bombs on Iraq with cameras on them. This is the footage.
Ben Makuch
10.27.14
ISIS

DoD Took Its ISIS Bombing Campaign Online

Just as cruise missiles came raining down on Islamic State targets all over Syria Monday night, the US Department of Defense was busy on building a social media campaign to match the on the ground shock and awe.
Ben Makuch
9.24.14
BOMBS

Nanotech Breakthrough Promises Super-Accurate Handheld Bomb Detectors

This discovery has a chance (as small as it may be) to reduce the amount of time we all spend in TSA lines.
Brian Merchant
7.21.14
tech

Everybody Is Using DIY Weapons of Syria

Remote-controlled machine guns and DIY tanks are all the rage in Syria.
Ben Makuch
5.24.14
videos

Edward Teller, the Real Dr. Strangelove

He would be more vilified than any other American scientist in the 20th century, but he always dismissed his critics as naive or unpatriotic or unaware of what science actually is.
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.16.13
Motherboard Blog

Cluster Headaches: Inside the US Army's Would-Be Mind-Control Bombs

Cracking open the M43 and M44 cluster bombs, the short-lived weapons technology at the center of America's post-World War II psycho-wars.
Brian Anderson
6.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Maybe It's Time to Find a Less Explosive Fertilizer

There have been 21 explosions like this in the last 90 years.
Adam Clark Estes
4.18.13
Motherboard Blog

What the Pressure Cooker Bombs Tell Us About the Bombers in Boston

The problem with terrorism is that it terrifies, and people do unfortunate things when terrified.
Adam Clark Estes
4.16.13
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