Archaeologist Uncovers Evidence of Ancient Chemical Warfare
(PhysOrg.com) -- A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times.
Blowfly protein key to terror poison antidote
A protein that costs the Australian sheep industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year may also pave the way to an antidote for chemical warfare agents.
Future naval force may sail with the strength of titanium
Steel may have met its match: An Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded project will produce a full-size ship hull section made entirely with marine-grade titanium using a welding innovation that could help bring titanium ...
Realistic war games have collateral damage of their own
The Red Cross has called for makers of videogames to more actively embed and interrogate the laws of war by, for example, punishing players for killing civilians or using torture to gain information. How ...
Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon Has The Attention Of The USAF (w/ Video)
Researchers find clues to the Baltic Crusades in animal bones, horses and the extinct aurochs
(Phys.org)—A multidisciplinary project seeks to understand the Eastern Baltic Crusades through the lens of ecology. Horses, for example, aided the Christians in battle, while the castles the Crusaders built ...
China directed Google hacking: leaked US documents
The United States believes that Chinese authorities orchestrated a hacking campaign into computers of Google and Western governments, according to leaked documents cited Sunday by The New York Times.
New military apparel repels chemical and biological agents
(Phys.org)—Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators are developing a new military uniform material that repels chemical and biological agents using a novel carbon nanotube fabric.
Cyberwar manual lays down rules for online attacks (Update 3)
Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it. Their handbook, due to be published later this week, applies the practice of international law to the world of electronic ...
Study finds how bacteria resist a 'Trojan horse' antibiotic
A new study describes how bacteria use a previously unknown means to defeat an antibiotic. The researchers found that the bacteria have modified a common "housekeeping" enzyme in a way that enables the enzyme ...
Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents
Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals—particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons.
Melting polar ice could release old viruses
In 1999, Russian scientists famously dug a long-dead frozen woolly mammoth out of the Siberian permafrost. Other things lurking in the frozen earth may be more alive - and more dangerous. Scientists warn that global warming ...
Autonomous underwater robot reduces ship fuel consumption (w/ Video)
As the U.S. Navy minimizes its dependence on foreign oil, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is a front runner in supporting and bringing forth innovative solutions to fuel consumption challenges.
China sets up military cyber-warfare team: report
China's military has set up an elite Internet security task force tasked with fending off cyberattacks, state media reported Friday, denying that the initiative is intended to create a "hacker army".