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ZEUS Laser detonates mines from afar

10/21/2011, We all know that Zeus is the god of thunder, hurling thunderbolts down at whom he is displeased with. I guess that is an apt name to describe the US Army’s latest “toy” – laser beams attached to the roofs of Humvees, also known as...

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...

Radar might have X-ray vision

10/19/2011, I have always wondered whether Superman being himself also had a superior moral code compared to us earthlings – did he ever abuse that X-ray vision of his? While Clark Kent and his alter ego might be fictional, this particular MIT radar system that...

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...

Remora UAV weaponized drone

10/13/2011, A Remora is a fish that attaches itself onto larger marine life, such as sharks, dugongs, manta rays, and whales, and this is precisely why this unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has been named such.

Navy does the underwater Roomba now

10/10/2011, Anyone remember the Tintin comics by Herge, where Captain Haddock, the foul-mouthed, rum loving seaman tends to shout, “Blistering barnacles!” at different moments in the comics? Well, barnacles in real life might seem to be rather innocuous...

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...

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) bomb developed in South Korea

09/06/2011, The advancements in the field of modern warfare has never ceased to amaze me, and among the more interesting weapons that I’ve read about had always been the EMP bomb – where it will disable all forms of electronics within the vicinity. 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...