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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...

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...