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DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3)

09/10/2012, What you see above is definitely not new, but it shows off other capabilities of the upcoming DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) that we have not been privy to before. The ultimate goal of the LS3 program is to demonstrate the usefulness of a legged...

Raytheon High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile tested successfully

09/07/2012, A nuclear deterrent is a good thing if you are the one with it, but this will lead to an escalation in the arms race across the global political arena. Unfortunately, this is where the world is at right now, so it makes sense to have more sophisticated...

DARPA’s Cheetah Robot outruns Usain Bolt

09/05/2012, The “fastest man on the planet” might be Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, but this does not mean he is capable of outrunning a cheetah – far from it, and not only that, DARPA’s cheetah robot (which we saw earlier in the year) is also faster than...

DARPA enlists gamers’ help to cure blood infection

09/04/2012, DARPA, the Pentagon’s technology research arm is looking at an unlikely source – the gaming community at large, to enlist their help in finding a cure for a blood infection which makes short work of troops in battlefield hospitals each year. The...

Striker HMSS helmet endows fighter pilots with ‘X-ray vision’

09/03/2012, All right, the kind of x-ray vision that I am referring to here has absolutely nothing to do with Superman’s ability, but rather, BAE Striker’s smart helmet is said to be able to allow a pilot in a Eurofighter Typhoon jet to see what is behind...

50-gigapixel camera part of DARPA’s AWARE program

08/27/2012, So you are pretty smug with your latest DSLR that crams in far more megapixels than you ever imagined, but as usual, the big boys over at the military have a toy that is far superior to what you hold in the palm of your hands. In fact, scientists over at...

Heat resisting camouflage face paint

08/24/2012, Most soldiers who fight on the battlefield wear some sort of face paint for camouflage purposes, and these tend to comprise of oil and wax, which will actually melt when exposed to intense heat. As we all know, the battlefield is not a place for the faint...

Bullet trap goes portable

08/22/2012, I guess the word “portable” is used extremely liberally here – especially since portable does not mean you are able to just pick it off the ground and pop it into your pocket. I am referring to the Portable Encapsulator, where it does...

O2PAK offers portable oxygen on the battlefield

08/21/2012, Now here is something that the military will find interesting – the O2PAK, a tiny, non-pressurized emergency chemical oxygen generator that hails from Combat Critical Care Corp. which was specially designed for military, ESAR/CSAR and humanitarian...

DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporter drives on water

08/12/2012, All right, it is time for a shootout. Between the DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporter that you see in action in the video above compared to the DeLorean hovercraft, which would you rather have? The former would have all the relevant equipment and...

Silent Falcon solar-powered UAV gets launched

08/10/2012, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies officially announced the Silent Falcon solar electric unmanned aerial system (UAS) at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas early this week. Silent Falcon is the result of...