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Nanodrone SQ-4 UAV reporting for duty, sir!

11/14/2011, When we talk about drones, most of the time we think of the Predator – this huge winged beast the flies like a remote controlled plane, making war seem more like a video game compared to the visceral air experience that combat pilots of both World...

Google develops job search engine for the US military

11/07/2011, Our men (and women) in uniform would definitely be proud to know that the military is one of the most advanced in the world – not to mention boasting some of the deadliest weapons in their armory, but in this time of economic crisis, you never quite...

Switchblade backpack drone might help ground troops

11/02/2011, It has been so frequent that we read about our troops in far off lands like Iraq and Afghanistan getting killed by suicide bombers that I can safely say we’re more or less numb about it already. Hopefully, the advancement of technology might soon...

Dell Streak 5 cleared by Pentagon

11/02/2011, Who would have thought that the Dell Streak 5, one of the more unheralded Android-powered slate devices in the market, has been cleared for government use by the Pentagon? Yes sir, we are talking about an already discontinued device, but I guess after...

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.