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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...

Cheetah robot achieves new land speed record

03/05/2012, Cheetahs are supposed to be the fastest running animals on land, especially when it is chasing down its prey, but it cannot sustain such high speeds for extended lengths of time simply because its body will overheat. Having said that, science does take...

Solar Stick WASP spotted

02/28/2012, Remember our earlier coverage of Solar Stik’s Wearable Advanced Solar Pak (WASP) portable solar generator? Well, here is a continuation of where we left off, with an image to boot this time around. Sporting a trio of progressively powerful versions...

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...