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Interceptors

America Has a Missile Shield Now. But Does It Actually Work?

The 30-year effort to build a defense system against incoming nuclear missiles is complete. Yet the shield is basically still a prototype.
David Axe
11.14.17
stockpiles
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Mach 5
Mach 5

Beware Indestructible 'Hypersonic Missiles'

The US, Russia, and China are all separately developing these speedy munitions, which can fly faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
David Axe
10.5.17
Rocket Science
Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
6.2.17
2016
2016

The Most Terrifying Weapons of 2016

There's probably no escape from any of these war machines.
Ben Sullivan
12.31.16
Art
Art

A Piece of Space Junk Has The Best, Most Existential Twitter Account

An art project imagines what a piece of space junk would say if it could talk back to Earth, and to other decommissioned satellites in orbit.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
videos
videos

Here's Some ICBM Porn to Scrape the Holiday Cheer From Your Soul

Watch out up there, Santa.
Michael Byrne
12.19.15
russia
russia

If the US Doesn’t Arm Syrian Rebels, Someone Will

"I expect modern anti-aircraft weaponry soon," a Free Syrian Army commander told Motherboard.
Austin Bodetti & David Axe
10.28.15
usa
usa

DARPA's Homing Bullets Can Now Hit Moving Targets

Even a novice shooter can hit a moving target with the magic missiles.
Emiko Jozuka
4.28.15
russia
russia

This Is What a Ukrainian Rocket Storm Looks Like

They might be from the disco era, but these Soviet rockets are still horrifying to this day.
Ben Makuch
10.6.14
power
power

What the Weapon That May Have Downed Flight MH17 Looks Like In Action

What it looks like when Russia's Buk missile system is fired into the sky.
Brian Merchant
7.17.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

From Hitler's Easter to Grumpy Cat, We've Been Putting Art on Weapons Forever

Why did a stencil of Grumpy Cat on a bomb almost rip the Internet apart yesterday?
Fruzsina Eordogh
3.20.13