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Hybrid US Army tank revealed

02/27/2012, The US Army is definitely the place to be if you are interested in seeing future forward technology in action – today. After over four years of painstaking work and research, the design as well as some specifications for the US Army’s...

Winter gloves play nice with touchscreen devices

02/13/2012, One of the major banes of a touchscreen device rears its ugly head whenever winter comes around – that is because when you wear a pair of gloves, you cannot manipulate the touchscreen display in any way other than to remove that glove and type out...

Hovering airplanes a possibility

02/13/2012, There is one major advantage the helicopter has that a plane does not – that is, the ability to simply hover around in place, turning 360 degrees in a horizontal plane and take off in that direction after that, but the price to pay would be...

Cyborg moth could be a spy for the military

02/09/2012, Forget about being half-human and half-machine – it seems that it would be easier to churn out a cyborg insect instead, coming in the form of a moth. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking in a new generation of...

AlphaDog outdoor trials begin

02/08/2012, The AlphaDog from Boston Dynamics, with the Big Dog as its predecessor when we covered it in the past, is right on schedule with regards to its development. Currently, the AlphaDog is undergoing outdoor trials, where the brains behind this robotic mule...

Mind-controlled weapons could be the future

02/07/2012, The speed of thought is something worth looking into – and I love movies with Mexican standoffs, where everyone is thinking what to do before the first trigger is pulled. The future might see soldiers plug their minds straight into weapons systems...

Navy looks at fast firing superweapon

02/07/2012, The race for the best arms has never stopped, hence the evolution of weapons on the battlefield that has come a long way since fistcuffs. Intercontinental ballistic missiles, stealth planes, stuff that you never could have imagined a couple of hundred...

Virtual reality contact lenses offers 3D panoramic images

02/07/2012, Contact lenses these days have evolved from being a corrective vision tool to one that gives you larger-than-normal eyes for manga lovers, as well as helping you obtain a new set of colors to play with the rest of your wardrobe. Scientists are coming up...

U.S. Government wants military to use Android phones

02/06/2012, According to reports online, some U.S. officials this year are expected to get Android devices for the handling of classified government documents over cellular networks. While the issue has been discussed in the past before, it looks like the plans have...

DARPA implants keep stress levels in check

02/03/2012, We live in an extremely stressful society these days, as everything needs to be instant, and to deliver less than expected is deemed by some to be a major failure. Well, the Department of Defense’s research agency is looking out for a new kind of...

Army intends grunts to lose weight by transplanting extra fat?

01/31/2012, This goes against all logic, but then again, perhaps the scientists in the Army know far more than I do. In their quest for smaller and leaner soldiers, they decided to give their General Infantry additional fat cells through a transplant. Having received...