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The U.S Army $5B pixel pattern is a FAIL

06/25/2012, Here are your tax dollars hard at work: after years of use in the field of two major wars, and heavy criticism from a number of troops which claim that the pattern makes them actually more visible, the Army has decided to stop using the pixel...

F-22 Raptor oxygen problems caused by toxic glue, expert says

06/21/2012, In May this year, we wrote to you about the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor that encountered a series of problems, particularly the jet’s air system that allegedly doesn’t give enough oxygen to its pilots. The report sparked a controversy following...

Are insect robots the future of military drones?

06/19/2012, If you are talking about big boys’ toys, then surely being part of the military’s hush-hush research and development team would place you squarely in the front line of being able to play with such new technology. While UAVs (Unmanned Aerial...

Marines depend on robots on the battlefield

06/13/2012, Have you watched Prometheus? Do you recall Fifield’s “pups”, as he called them, where they went scurrying around the huge cavern to map out the place with their sophisticated laser-based system. Having said that, man and technology are...

Vertical ascender makes everyone a Spiderman

06/12/2012, I know, there is going to be a Spiderman movie reboot on the silver screen later this summer, and before you start thinking that getting a spider exposed to radioactivity to bite you is going to endow you with superpowers (I personally think that doing so...

U.S. Navy to install Linux on its drones

06/08/2012, In a move to ramp up the security of its VTOL fleet , the U.S. Navy has signed a reported $28 million deal with major American defense contractor Raytheon to install the Linux operating system on its vertical take off and landing drones. In September last...

Robot sewing machines in the US might result in cheaper clothes

06/07/2012, I guess everyone more or less sees China as the world’s factory – hardly anything these days do not have the label, “Made in China” imprinted somewhere. Clothes, especially, has been a huge money spinner for factories in China, and...

Smart bullet set to make Wanted a reality

05/28/2012, Do you remember the movie Wanted? That particular show had the babelicious Angelina Jolie act as one of the world’s deadliest assassins, who is capable of bending a bullet around an obstacle before hitting the target some distance away. Well, that...

Mobile solar backpack for the military

05/24/2012, The average amount of equipment our men and women in uniform have to carry around in the battlefield does weigh a considerable figure, so what are the ways that technology and science can employ in order to lessen their burden? The U.S. Naval Research...

Navy planning to equip three of its ships with 4G LTE

05/23/2012, The U.S. Navy is planning to deploy “ruggedized” 4G LTE networks on three of its vessels this year. This marks the first time that the Navy has offered cellular service on any of its ships. According to Wired, the ships will be using a microwave-based...

Spy blimp from Northrop Grumman ready to take to the skies

05/23/2012, Northrop Grumman, a defense contractor for the government, has finally managed to squeeze in some flying time for their giant surveillance airship that is meant for the U.S. Army. This giant spy blimp is known as a Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence...

“Ironman” spits out bullets like there is no tomorrow

05/17/2012, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance can be said to be a box office flop among all the Marvel movie franchises to date, with wooden acting, a poor script, and no Eva Mendes. One memorable scene from the movie though, would be to have Ghost Rider spit out all...