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Pilots refuse flying the F-22 Raptor due to oxygen problems

05/02/2012, According to the Los Angeles Times, some air force pilots are complaining of hypoxia-like symptoms while flying the world’s most-expensive fighter jet: the F-22 Raptor. Fighter pilots are now facing two risks – the risk of dying or the risk of...

DARPA’s Sea Shadow stealth ship on sale from $50,000 onwards

04/30/2012, If you have always wanted to get your hands on some military technology but do not have the contacts to do so, here is your chance. DARPA has put its stealth ship, the Sea Shadow, up for auction, where the opening price would stand at $50,000. No idea on...

i-Tactical Wheeled Vehicle inspired by iPhone

04/30/2012, The Army as definitely taken a positive look at the Apple iPhone, citing the design of the Army’s next truck as “smart, flexible, user-friendly, partially autonomous and affordable”. Ah well, with austerity measures being introduced to...

New radar detects human behavior signatures

04/24/2012, When it comes to stealth technology, you know for sure that ninjas are the pioneers in many a folklore. Solid Snake, too, does pretty well in being deadly and silent. However, the real world is not that dense as some computer AI, and in the future, stuff...

Expedition DI VR Infantry Training Tool, Upgraded

04/18/2012, Quantum 3D has a new version of its Expedition DI virtual reality (VR) simulation (the last one came out last year) which has been created to train Infantry teams to deal with tricky situations, as experienced by combat troops currently in the field. The...

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...