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Giant spy blimp sounds like an oxymoron

04/03/2012, Normally, when one talks about a device that is used to spy on enemy territory, we would be looking at something which is extremely covert – so much so that it blends in with the rest of the environment. It does not really make sense then to hear...

US military wants to hack foreign game consoles

03/29/2012, The US military has a mind to hack into foreign game consoles in order to extract data that is stashed away on hard drives. Obviously, they will outsource the job to a company known as Obscure Technologies, where they will purchase second-hand consoles...

Cheetah robot achieves new land speed record

03/05/2012, Cheetahs are supposed to be the fastest running animals on land, especially when it is chasing down its prey, but it cannot sustain such high speeds for extended lengths of time simply because its body will overheat. Having said that, science does take...

Hovering airplanes a possibility

02/13/2012, There is one major advantage the helicopter has that a plane does not – that is, the ability to simply hover around in place, turning 360 degrees in a horizontal plane and take off in that direction after that, but the price to pay would be...

Army intends grunts to lose weight by transplanting extra fat?

01/31/2012, This goes against all logic, but then again, perhaps the scientists in the Army know far more than I do. In their quest for smaller and leaner soldiers, they decided to give their General Infantry additional fat cells through a transplant. Having received...

Steerable bullet realizes Wanted in real life

01/30/2012, Remember the 2008 action flick, Wanted, that starred Angelina Jolie who is part of a group of specialized assassins that can bend the pathways of bullets? Well, not everyone needs to be born with such a special gift as in the movie, since a steerable...

Nano Air Vehicle Looks Like A Hummingbird

01/16/2012, There is nothing quite like joining the military and defending your country from external threats (and perhaps even internal ones), so why not hook up with the world’s mos advanced military while you are at it? Invisible cloaks, inflatable...

Inflatable tourniquet might help save lives on the battlefield

01/15/2012, Being on the battlefield is one assignment that soldiers were trained for, but that does not mean it is plain sailing even if you have the world’s most advanced military machine backing you up. After all, there is always a weak point no matter how...

Simulator helps soldiers be on the alert for IED ambushes

01/04/2012, There is nothing quite like technology working alongside you as you engage the enemy on the battlefield – after all, isn’t it a whole lot safer flying a Predator drone across dangerous enemy territory without worrying about having to eject at...

UAV launched from a submarine?

12/28/2011, The military certainly does have their fair share of “big boys toys” to play around with, and the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is one of them – so here is one interesting idea that is worth looking into. While we know that most...

Insects could help Pentagon in surveillance

11/25/2011, We have always looked to nature as a source of inspiration when it comes to developing the latest technology to help our fellow mankind – well, US scientists over at the Pentagon are now working on a new way to harness the power of insects –...

Rats sniff out landmines

11/23/2011, I would have thought that immaculately trained dogs would be the ones who would go ahead of a human trainer and use their highly sensitive noses to pinpoint the location of any potential landmines, but it seems that man’s best friend has a...

Scout robot is versatile, can perform kamikaze bombing if required

11/15/2011, When you think about it, suicide bombers are an extremely effective tactic to induce fear in the enemy for those who have skewed values concerning life, but what if you could prevent the loss of lives on your side while sending a robot out on a suicide...