Today’s theme is creative destruction. Unfortunately, many of the most important technological innovations start off as weapons of war. Peacetime applications may come later, but the military is always on the cutting edge.

These links are straight out of science fiction.

The U.S. and Russia have made a deal to repurpose Cold War communications technology for a 21st-century mission: cybersecurity.

More details have emerged about the secret design of the Stealth Black Hawk helicopter that went down during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

The U.S. has “relaxed” its rules concerning drone airstrikes, so don’t expect those to lighten up anytime soon.

Boeing is testing a hydrogen-powered drone called Phantom Eye.

Some crazy Russians have strapped a machine gun on a remote-controlled quadrotor.

Here’s video of DARPA’s Cheetah, the fastest robot on Earth.

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