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Explosives detectors printed with inkjet printers

10/31/2011, Explosives detectors usually do not come on the cheap side, but yet there is an increasing need for such devices, whether it be at the airport or on the battle field or used by police officers during their patrol. Unfortunately the downside to such...

US’s most powerful nuke dismantled

10/26/2011, It’s time to bid farewell to the last B53 bomb in America. Disassembly of the country’s most powerful remaining nuclear bomb – touted to be six hundred times stronger than the one dropped on Hiroshima – started yesterday at the Pantex...

A tank Susan Richards would love to command

10/25/2011, Sue Storm, Susan Richards – take your pick, she is still the Invisible Woman and a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Since she has the innate ability to turn invisible (without having to go naked like the original Invisible Man), surely she...

Japanese ball drone looks awesome

10/25/2011, What you see here has been dubbed as the “world’s first spherical flying machine”, where it was first announced in June earlier this year with its master, Japan’s Ministry of Defense, taking the step to showcase it to the general public recently...

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’...