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Power Pwn has dual identity

07/22/2012, The Power Pwn, at first glance, might look like a pretty cool looking power strip, but underneath the hood, you will notice that it offers far more than meets the eye. In fact, the Power Pwn will ship with a Debian 6 version of Linux that sports some...

iRobot Packbot defuses bombs

07/17/2012, Now here is a robot that while it might not be able to save lives of those who are drowning, it is still capable of making sure that a country’s troops do not suffer from any more unnecessary loss of life. iRobot, the company who has churned out the...

Sonic fire extinguisher from DARPA

07/17/2012, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has come up with something interesting – a fire extinguisher that works differently from all other fire extinguishers to date. You will not find it froth out white stuff on the other end of the...

MBDA introduces its Vigilus UAV missile system concept

07/11/2012, Missile developer and manufacturer MBDA introduced an entirely different UAV missile system concept this week at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. It is called Vigilus, and MBDA  hopes to have the system ready and working by 2030. Vigilus is a...

Pilotless robot plane smart enough to navigate through bad weather

07/09/2012, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been doing their bit to help save lives in the military for some time already – where pilotless vehicles ply routes in the air over battlefields in order to scout the enemies’ area as well as make strategic...

DARPA reveals gigapixel camera

07/06/2012, DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has just revealed its latest project, a gigapixel camera. The camera is capable of taking photos that are much higher resolution that the normal human eye can see. DARPA has tested a 1.4 and .96...

The Power of Zeus, In The Hands Of The U.S Military

06/28/2012, Picatinny Arsenal, an armament company specialized in both conventional and smart weapons is working on something that goes beyond kinetic-energy weapons, which is a fancy terms to describe “throwing stuff at the adversary”. In their own...

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...