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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...

Israeli army’s Injured Personnel Carrier is a human backpack

03/26/2012, Because the Israeli army is often involved in very dangerous close-quarter urban combat, having wounded or incapacitated soldiers is bound to happen, and evacuation is often very problematic. To put it in perspective, it can already be difficult to...

Swordfish pierces deep sea submarine hull, ends up as dinner

03/26/2012, The swordfish is a mighty underwater creature that is magnificent to look at, and just to get an idea on the kind of piercing power it has, read on. Alvin, a US Navy deep sea submarine has an illustrious history, having carried crew through the extreme...

DARPA wants disposable satellite swarm for troops

03/13/2012, The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a clarion call for experts to put their brains together in developing a new swarm of satellites which would enable soldiers who are posted overseas to be able to access near-live...

Double-barreled handgun is in the house

03/12/2012, A double-barreled shotgun is one powerful weapon to say the least, and it has featured in many a first person shooter that is able to turn whatever enemies you face into a pile of mush. I still remember the destructive power of the double-barreled shotgun...

Active Denial System thermal ray turns up the heat

03/12/2012, The US Military has access to some of the most advanced weapons in the world, so it is no surprise to see that the Active Denial System is real and ready to rock and roll. Basically, the Active Denial System will deliver a sensation of unbearable, sudden...

Navy robot throws extinguisher grenades to quell fires

03/07/2012, A fire on a ship is one of the worst fears of a sailor for the longest time (add a nuclear meltdown in a submarine to the list in keeping up with the times), and meeting Davy Jones and his fabled locker would be a viable alternative. Well, the US Navy...

iRobot 110 FirstLook to enter military service

03/06/2012, When it comes to war, man and machine will work in tandem in order to achieve victory across all fronts, no matter the cost. Of course, this is the rallying cry of this day and age, but in earlier years before technology became so pervasive, it was just...

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...

Solar Stick WASP spotted

02/28/2012, Remember our earlier coverage of Solar Stik’s Wearable Advanced Solar Pak (WASP) portable solar generator? Well, here is a continuation of where we left off, with an image to boot this time around. Sporting a trio of progressively powerful versions...

Hybrid US Army tank revealed

02/27/2012, The US Army is definitely the place to be if you are interested in seeing future forward technology in action – today. After over four years of painstaking work and research, the design as well as some specifications for the US Army’s...