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Pain ray could be a reality

09/21/2010, Mike Booen, VP of Raytheon’s advanced security and directed energy systems, is looking forward to the day where his company will be able to roll out a pain ray handheld device, making it THE assault intervention weapon of choice. That day might not...

DTV Shredder militarized skateboard

09/19/2010, Joining the military is a vocation that one should take seriously, since it helps a country sleep under a blanket of security at night. Well, some of the benefits from the military would be playing with cool “big boys’ toys” when...

Portable backpack laser system brings memories of Ghostbusters

09/10/2010, Remember the Ghostbusters cartoon that captured the imagination of millions of children a couple of decades ago? Well, this new portable backpack laser system will not zap any otherworldly denizens into oblivion nor will it fry marshmallows, but it is...

Ultrasound: The Mastermind of Mind Control for U.S. Military

09/09/2010, The U.S. military wants to tap into its troops’ brains to raise alertness, reduce pain, and improve psychiatric well-being. Sounds like mind control? It is. DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research wing, has commissioned Arizona State...

Swarming MAVs Form A Quick Aerial Network

09/09/2010, Deploying a network in a disaster area isn’t the easiest thing to do, but the SMAVNET project might go a long way to making the job a lot easier. The system utilizes swarms of micro air vehicles (MAVs) that rely on intelligent algorithms that are...

Military helicopters laser systems that offer missile protection

09/06/2010, Boffins at the University of Michigan are currently working on laser systems that aim to deliver protection for military helicopters from heat-seeking missiles. These lasers are not of the Star Wars variety where they shoot down the missiles – no...

RIM Escapes India BlackBerry Eviction for Another 60 Days

08/30/2010, With its line of BlackBerry smartphones set to be banned from India at the end of this month, RIM’s steps at mitigating the ban may be working for now as the company has ceded to some of the Indian government’s requests, though the exact terms...

Pentagon Finally Admits to Cyber-Security Hack in 2008

08/26/2010, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William S. Lynn III has finally, after two years, confirmed that the Pentagon has undergone a major cyber-security attack in 2008, calling the incident “the most significant breach of U.S. military computers...

Air Force Uses Falcon to Protect Man-Made Falcons

08/26/2010, Sometimes, nature and technology don’t always mix, and such is the case with airplanes and birds. The U.S. Air Force is using falcons–the real bird–to protect its own Fighting Falcons–the man-made F16 jets–against flying...

Eco-friendly rechargeable batteries target the military

08/24/2010, Being in the military does have its advantages, as you will often find yourself not only in the forefront of the battle (assuming you’re a grunt), but will also be able to play with the latest technology – we’re talking about the US...

Iran introduces first unmanned bomber

08/23/2010, Iran has made it known over the weekend that they have successfully developed an unmanned bomber, and according to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the drone could serve as a “messenger of death”, although its key message was one of...

US Army gunnery target drone modded to be flying Wi-Fi sniffer

08/17/2010, The old school method of driving around with notebooks turned on an Wi-Fi connectivity enabled is no longer in vogue, as a couple of hackers has upped the ante by quite a mile using a modified US Army gunnery target drone that transforms it into a flying...

GE gets $6.3 million DARPA grant to develop bio-inspired sensors

08/12/2010, GE has just lapped up a $6.3 million DARPA grant, where all that money will not be used to fund executives’ vacations in the Bahamas, but will instead be utilized to develop new bio-inspired sensors. This project kicked off after one discovered that...