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Navy’s Knifefish drone sub helps seek out mines

04/16/2012, It is rather ironic that the Navy’s fleet of mine-hunting ships are not too good at what they do – that is, to look for mines in and around the waters that they cover. Good to know that there is a remedy to that problem, coming in the form of...

AggieAir Flying Circus is a slingshot UAV

04/15/2012, Researchers over at the Utah State University have been busy sending slingshot-like UAVs into the air, and the AggieAir Flying Circus is the platform of choice. This is a full-service aerial photography lab which comes in the form of an unmanned drone...

iOptik dual focus contact lenses gets Pentagon order

04/13/2012, The Pentagon has just placed an order for a bunch of prototype contact lenses known as the iOptik dual focus contact lenses which are touted to deliver a far wider field of vision for its wearer. Basically, these new contact lenses were designed to work...

Boeing to Jump into Android Powered Mobile Business

04/12/2012, The airplane manufacturer Boeing is in the process of developing a mobile phone that will make use of Google’s Android OS. The phone which is to be launched in the later parts of 2012 will be pitted against other manufacturers that offer highly secure...

Large Flower-shaped Satellites Can Beam Back Tons of Solar Power

04/10/2012, For a long time now, Space-based solar power has seemed feasible enough and can ensure a cheaper and more eco-friendly source of energy for our planet. But for an equally long time, nothing has happened with this issue. Now however, the giant solar...

AT&T unlocks smartphones for servicemen

04/10/2012, We do know that AT&T has already started unlocking the iPhone for off-contract devices since April 8th, and here we are with news that they will also unlock Apple’s best selling smartphone for the US military. Yes, our men and women in uniform...

The U.S military wants YOU, to build a humanoid robot

04/06/2012, The military is looking for a humanoid robot, a bipedal machine that can be used in all kinds of terrain and environments up to and including industrial disasters. The military’s research arm DARPA program manager Dr Gill Pratt has announced the new...

Technology to Prevent Titanic-Like Event

04/06/2012, Ever since the Titanic, there has always been some element of risk when navigating ships through icebergs. Through the years, scientists have attempted to come up with ways of eliminating or highlighting icebergs so passing ships will be alerted to their...

Smart fabric has potential for action as a new soldier uniform

04/03/2012, We have smart windows, smart cars, smartphones and smart TV, so why not smart fabrics as well? I remember seeing this comic that touted the virtues of smart stuff all around us, and the muse was this – why not spend all the money developing smart...

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...

Octavia robot aids firefighters in times of crisis

04/03/2012, There are unsung heroes all around, but when you need to get out of a tight spot, it would be folly to think of Superman as a candidate to bail you out. What happens when you are caught in a raging fire, trapped upstairs in your home? This is where the US...

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...

Sand Flea and RHex from Boston Dynamics

03/28/2012, We have seen our fair share of robotic goodness from Boston Dynamics in the past, and you know for sure this is a company that is not happy to rest on their laurels, hence the Sand Flea and RHex robots. These two will not be as obvious as the Big Dog, but...

New plastic bleeds and heals itself like human skin

03/27/2012, A new plastic material that was demonstrated to the American Chemical Society yesterday is allegedly the first material of its kind as it has a self-healing mechanism which works with the sun and also has the capability to indicate damage that looks like...