The Military of the Future
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
- Robotic weapons are revolutionizing warfare. Anyone following the media knows about so-called aerial “drones,” and soldiers and Marines are using tracked and wheeled robots in ground combat to probe enemy positions,… Read More
- In October 2013, rallies against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) drew thousands of protesters in dozens of countries around the world. The synchronized events were called the March against Monsanto, a reference to… Read More
- “Beware the rise of the government scientists turned lobbyists,” trumpeted the headline on an article by British journalist George Mombiot in the left-leaning newspaper The Guardian, adding that “From badgers… Read More
- Two sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Liz Larner adorn the newly opened Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at the University of Texas at Dallas. The pieces were commissioned by the Nasher… Read More
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In a world where battles are increasingly fought by robotic vehicles and computer malware, national security may not be well-served by a small, culturally homogeneous military. Is it time to bring back the draft?
- Chuck Vest had the uncanny ability to make me feel smarter than I am. Although he undoubtedly knew more and had thought more deeply about any topic that I discussed with… Read More
- Drawing as Thinking and Process My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process is an exhibition debuting at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, that brings together… Read More
- International transport, which includes ocean shipping and aviation, is among the fastest-growing sources of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions. Between 2009 and 2010, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from international transport grew faster—… Read More
- Internationally renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest body of work, Water, explores the course, collection, control, displacement, and depletion of this vital natural resource. The exhibition is the second initiative… Read More
- Attention to the political context of coastal communities will be necessary if the United States is to improve on its current storm-by-storm approach to climate adaptation. Decades of climate science and years… Read More
- Lighting the way A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse by Theresa Levitt. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2013, 288 pp. Jody A. Roberts… Read More
- Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age by Ian Brown and Christopher T. Marsden. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013, 288 pp. Rex Hughes Who regulates the Internet? A… Read More
- Political economy was the original development theory. In his classic The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, Adam Smith proposed that people are most productive—both in terms of exercising their full… Read More