Publication: DefenseOne

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

DHS Wants Tech to Scan Your Face as You Drive to Mexico

Mohana Ravindranath Defense One (Archive) The department is opting for a faster procurement option for the technology. The Homeland Security Department wants technology that can passively scan the faces of foreign nationals crossing the U.S.border by car, ensuring that the individuals who enter the country are the same ones who leave it. DHS’ […]