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Switchblade backpack drone might help ground troops

11/02/2011, It has been so frequent that we read about our troops in far off lands like Iraq and Afghanistan getting killed by suicide bombers that I can safely say we’re more or less numb about it already. Hopefully, the advancement of technology might soon...

A tank Susan Richards would love to command

10/25/2011, Sue Storm, Susan Richards – take your pick, she is still the Invisible Woman and a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Since she has the innate ability to turn invisible (without having to go naked like the original Invisible Man), surely she...

US Army experiments with inception

10/21/2011, The movie Inception that starred Leonardo di Caprio was certainly a brain-buster, as it took me a couple of viewings to fully appreciate the length and breadth of the film. Well, it is suggested that inception is nigh impossible in the movie, but what...

Tablet used for war games now

10/13/2011, Who would have thought that the gaming user interface that is found in Real Time Strategy (RTS) titles would actually find use in the real world sometime down the road? Check out the tablet that you see above – it is a really, really huge device...

Invisibility cloak inspired by mirage

10/04/2011, Many of the modern day’s science advances were inspired by nature, after all, weren’t the Wright brothers inspired to take to the skies after seeing how birds flew so effortlessly? Researchers from the  University of Texas at Dallas decided...

Cyber warriors are in the pipeline

09/27/2011, I’ve always wondered just how humans would be able to square up against cyborgs if it ever boils down to such a situation in the future. Unless you are a Force practitioner like Obi Wan Kenobi, surely going up against someone like General Grievous...

US Air Force missile disable enemy electronics

09/26/2011, One of the best ways to win a war is to control the flow of information of the enemy – even better if they don’t know that you are eavesdropping on your their “conversations”. Well, apart from that, making sure your enemies’...

Laser beam bomb detector

09/19/2011, Our boys in uniform who are thousands of miles away from home put their lives on the line each time they don their uniforms and perform their duty, be it something as simple as walking down the street to patrol the area, as you can never quite tell just...

Scout Observer Toolkit supports iPhone

09/11/2011, Being in the military often brings the advantage of playing with some of the cooler devices out there that the average Joe on the street would never have dreamed of. For example, Coolfire Solutions recently introduced their Scout Observer military kit...

North Korea GPS jamming device has 100km range

09/07/2011, The reclusive country known as North Korea is said to be in possession of a GPS jamming device that can disrupt signals that occur across a wide area, in fact, including those that are more than 100km away. To date, the North did disrupt signals in South...

Infra-red invisibility cloak for tanks

09/06/2011, Hiding something as large as a tank on the battlefield can be quite a challenge, and gone are the days when you stick some branches here and there over the tank in a jungle setting – perhaps with the introduction of an infra-red invisibility...

ShadowHawk helicopter tases targets from above

08/21/2011, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that carry weapons are not just meant for the baddies in the war zone – they will soon see action in local airspace, although the form of the UAV would be very different from the models that you see in the theater of...

Laser machine gun combo appeals to US Navy

08/19/2011, The price for freedom is eternal vigilance, and if you happen to share Tony Stark’s sentiments in the first Iron Man movie, then surely you would be more than happy to own the biggest, baddest weapons in your backyard so that enemies will think...

Video game controllers grow up, arrive on battlefield

08/18/2011, Who says that video games are child’s play? Adults, too, enjoy their fair share of Mario. Well, boys in the military who grew up playing video games might have something else to cheer about when it comes to the latest gizmos and gadgets –...