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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...

Translation project relies on Nexus One for interpretation

08/02/2010, Google Translate is great to decipher the most basic of phrases in another language, but some people are not too happy with it, as DARPA and NIST have teamed up to take real time translation to the next level. This project is otherwise known as TRANSTAC...

C.R.A.B Droid could join the police force

08/01/2010, Could the C.R.A.B (Cybernetic Autonomous Remote Barricade) Droid robotic sentry system designed by Jamie Martin strike fear into the hearts of baddies everywhere if it ever becomes realized in police departments worldwide? Perhaps, but there is also the...

iPad used by UK troops to handle a fire mission

07/30/2010, The Apple iPad isn’t meant for ordinary home users only as UK troops have the advantage of using a specially developed app that allows them to learn how to handle a fire mission. What’s a fire mission? It involves artillery being fired at the...

Raytheon anti-aircraft laser showcased

07/19/2010, US firm Raytheon just unveiled its anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, where the Laser Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) can be used on its own or alongside a gunnery system depending on the situation. A series of tests were run...

AVX Aircraft holds plenty of battlefield potential

07/19/2010, Boffins at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) were looking out for a tactical flying car under its Transformer (TX) program, and AVX Aircraft Company heard this clarion call, unveiling its AVX Aircraft which can be driven on the...

Logi AeroSpace unveils Tyrannos flying car for the military

07/05/2010, Want to see more technology than you could ever imagine in your workplace? How about joining the military – those boys seem to get pretty great stuff to check out, case in point, the Tyrannos flying car from Logi Aerospace. This is still a concept...

Underwear gets sweat-monitoring capability

06/21/2010, Gone are the days when the humble underwear is meant to keep your family jewels nice and safe – this time round, nanoengineers at UC San Diego has included special sensors in a pair of underwear that come in the form of carbon electrodes in order to...

Vortex Cannon packs quite a punch

06/21/2010, Forget about the Big Bad Wolf trying to huff and puff away to blow down the three porkers’ straw house – all he needed was this nifty looking vortex cannon. This version that was built by the good folks over at BBC pack quite a punch, and when...

SmartSight rifle shoots around corners

05/24/2010, According to SmartSight inventor Matthew Hagerty, “Fifty percent of kills happen on the corners.” This is why he came up with the rifle sight camera which is capable of wirelessly transmitting real-time video back to its soldier, where it is...

Mk 19 Nerf grenade launcher

04/23/2010, If you think that sending half a thousand (!) Nerf darts per minute at your target is unable to do enough damage, how about calling in the Mk 19 Nerf grenade launcher? This faithful reproduction of the Mk 19 grenade launcher that saw action in the...