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Taser: now in grenade form

04/04/2011, The folks over at Taser have come up with a new form of human incapacitation – a 50,000 volt projectile in the form of the Taser Grenade. Such grenades can be used from much further distances than regular Taser guns which have a limited range due to the...

Israel’s Iron Dome rolls into action

03/27/2011, The Israeli military has deployed what is known as the first mobile battery of a new antirocket missile defense system today, following a week of heightened tensions between Israel and Gaza. Known as the Iron Dome, this deployment was accelerated due to...

X-47B autonomous flying wing undergoes testing

03/20/2011, It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s the X-47B autonomous flying wing! This unique piece of military transportation is relatively small compared to other jets, but the main intention of rolling this puppy out would be to have it...

Kinect as a visually impaired radar

03/17/2011, The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group from the university of Konstanz has created Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (or NAVI), an application that uses Kinect’s perception of depth to guide visually impaired people in buildings. It...

British soldiers go green with special solar-powered suits

03/16/2011, A team of researchers over at the University of Glasgow are developing new suits to make soldiers better and more efficient while on the battlefield. One of the main problems with current soldier equipment is that they need to carry heavy battery packs...

DARPA has vampiric machine penciled in

03/04/2011, Who would have thought that an organization like DARPA would actually have an interest in your blood? Why do we say so? Well, they have already penciled in a new machine which can suck all of your blood out, clean it and then send back the cleaned blood...

The Prism 200c through-wall radar can help save lives

03/03/2011, Cambridge Consultants have just launched a new addition to its Prism through-wall radar product line. Called the Prism 200c, it is a simplistic redesign of the Prism 200. It is lightweight, and can easily and covertly fit into a backpack to stay...

Laser killer developed by scientists

02/18/2011, OK, we all know that lasers kill – ever watched the Death Star evaporate an entire planet with just one shot? What happens when you start to fantasize about such fictional technologies and begin to let your mind wonder whether something similar,...

X-47B drone stealth bomber undergoes test flight

02/07/2011, Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is the X-47B drone stealth bomber that is currently undergoing test flights! This bat-winged jet does look like a smaller B-2 stealth bomber from certain angles, and it managed to go through a...

Fast-Tint Protective Eyewear for the Navy

01/31/2011, It goes without saying that special forces people tend to get the latest and greatest toys to “play” around with in their line of work, and some of these are pretty top secret stuff, to. One of the latest gadgets employed would be liquid...

“Air lasers” could be used to sniff out bombs from afar

01/31/2011, Some engineers at the University of Princeton have come up with a new system to detect bombs – with the use of lasers. The system works by sending out a beam of light to a volume of air that needs to be sampled, which then returns a beam of laser from...

China speedboat goes all stealthy

01/21/2011, Remember the furore surrounding China and their stealth jet fighter late last year and in early January? Well, it seems that the awakened dragon will be flexing their military muscles further down the road more than anyone else expected, as their stealth...