Explore the weapons and combat systems used by the armed services. A broad range of topics in the Military Channel includes tanks, aircraft, biological warfare and stealth technologies.
How do they deice airplanes?
What does an Army combat engineer do?
How Tear Gas Works
Why Smoking Rates in the Military Are So High
Trinitite: How the First Nuclear Bomb Turned Sand to Glass
NRA Insurance Protects Gun Owners Shooting in Self-defense
Growing Movement of Scientists Pushes for Ban on Killer Robots
How the Navy Ship Comfort Is Aiding Puerto Rico
10 Financial Tips for Preparing for Deployment
U.S. Military Hopes To Save Injured Soldiers by Copying Tardigrades
Does the U.S. Military Maintain Secret Underwater Bases?
Do we still need nuclear submarines?
The increasing interest in autonomous weapons around the world is alarming scientists, and there's a growing movement to halt the development of these weapons before the technology has a chance to proliferate.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 19, 2018
Sand turned to glass at White Sands Missile Range. What do we know today about the remnants of the world's first nuclear blast?
By Mark Mancini Apr 13, 2018
Could a tiny creature called a tardigrade hold the key to slowing biological time, giving soldiers more opportunity to recover from life-threatening injuries?
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 3, 2018
Bombs are complicated to build so they aren't a common go-to method of madness for criminals. But would you know one if you saw one?
By John Donovan Mar 23, 2018
Underwater military bases sound super-cool, but what are the odds they truly exist?
By Diana Brown Dec 12, 2017
Self-defense is a hallmark of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But could self-defense insurance policies embolden a gun owner to shoot?
By John Donovan Dec 1, 2017
Puerto Rico is finally getting much-needed aid after Hurricane Maria, and much of that is coming from USNS Comfort.
By Cherise Threewitt Oct 5, 2017
Bump fire stocks enable a shooter like Las Vegas killer Steven Paddock to fire a semi-automatic rifle at nearly the rate of an automatic. How do they work?
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 5, 2017
New evidence shows that Big Tobacco specifically targeted U.S soldiers, because they were "less educated" among other reasons.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 5, 2017
In late July 2017, North Korea upped its threats the United States and its allies with nuclear strikes — and the U.N. responded with strict and overwhelming sanctions.
By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim
Sheltering in place could give you the best chance of surviving a nuclear attack.
By John Perritano Aug 15, 2017
Most experts agree that the all-volunteer military is what makes the U.S. armed forces the best in the world. Would that change if the draft was reinstated?
By John Perritano Jul 20, 2017
A new study shows gun sales in the U.S. for self-defense soars, while sales for recreational shooting and hunting languish.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 5, 2017
The history of the secret spy training school may be overlooked, but Camp X played a vital role in intelligence gathering during World War II.
By Ed Grabianowski
The sci-fi weapon's destructive power may be closer to reality thanks to a recent test of the General Atomics Blitzer system.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 23, 2017
In one of its more bizarre moments, the U.S. Army created voice tapes of allegedly wandering souls to depress Viet Cong morale.
By Alia Hoyt May 16, 2017
The MOAB is the largest nonnuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. So what makes it OK to drop this bomb and not a nuclear warhead? We dive in to find out.
By John Donovan Apr 21, 2017
With tens of millions of active landmines still buried around the globe, scientists are looking for efficient and safe methods to remove them.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 14, 2017
The Air Force currently handles U.S. military activities in space. But some experts argue that the country needs a new, independent Space Corps.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 24, 2017
Despite the phrase "going ballistic," the term "ballistic" refers to how a missile travels through the air, not its explosive capability.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 15, 2017
Would populations boom and violence cease? Or would humans and human nature essentially remain the same?
By Christian Sager Jan 19, 2017
For instance, gun silencers don't make guns all that quiet.
By Dave Roos Jan 12, 2017
How did it work? Is it still around? The BrainStuff team investigates.
By Allison Loudermilk Jun 17, 2016
Military researchers created a maglev rocket sled that moves twice as fast as the speediest maglev train — but they're not planning to use it for travel.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 5, 2016
Aloft in the 1930s, the helium-filled USS Akron and Macon were aircraft carriers that docked biplanes. Today both rest beneath the waters off California's Pacific coast.
By Laurie L. Dove May 2, 2016
Predictive Programming, or When Movies 'Predict' Real Events
Most Abundant Man-made Material Is Cutting Its Carbon Footprint
A Controversial Female Libido Enhancer is Reborn