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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...

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...