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ADE 651 handheld detector

11/04/2009, Theoretically, the ADE 651 handheld detector ought to be a firm favorite with military types as this device supposedly sniffs out bombs, guns, drugs and human bodies within a one kilometer radius, but there is one huge problem – it does not seem to...

Power generating backpack

10/02/2009, You’re supposed to carry your own stuff in the army, and anyone who has fought for Uncle Sam will tell you that the backpack is by no means light. Well, things might not change in the future, although this time round it will involve a power...

Military robot makes short work of walls

09/15/2009, Bad guys everywhere, beware – even a high wall won’t deter governments and their dedicated military machine from hunting you down. The latest progress in the robotics department results in a military robot which is able to clear obstacles more...

Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton

09/08/2009, Life in the military has just gotten a whole lot more interesting with the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) exoskeleton. While it won’t be as useful as the ones see in G.I. Joe, this li-ion battery-powered exoskeleton ought to turn a normal grunt...

Bed Bunker for the paranoid

07/30/2009, We’re guessing if you live in some war torn country and need to have a sense of security with you at all times even when you hit the sack, the Bed Bunker would make for a pretty no-brainer of a choice. After all, it is able to stash away a bunch of...

Low Power Direct View Flexible Displays For US Air Force

07/06/2009, The US State Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Universal Display Corporation a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to develop “Low-Power, Direct-view Flexible Displays” which are meant to end up as a...

Military F-16 Simulator Maxes Out On Graphics Cards

06/10/2009, Check out this super high definition machine from the military – a F-16 simulator which is powered by 120 (yes, count ‘em!) Intel Dual Core PCs complete with $400 graphics cards within a special industrial casing. Apparently, this simulator is...

Eve Ensler at D7: “Blood Coltan” in Congo

05/27/2009, This week, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are hosting the D7 conference in San Diego and today, Kara Swisher interviewed Eve Ensler, playwright of the “The Vagina Monologues” and the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against...

Laser Used To Control Humans

04/29/2009, Scientists have stumbled upon a method to control the human brain using flashes of light, after successfully conducting experiments at the MIT Media Lab, activating a specific set of neurons in a monkey’s brain. The strongest point of this...

DARPA Wants Computer Simulation Of Human Brain

04/26/2009, Trust DARPA to come up with impossible requests – they have just come up with a demand for an accurate computer simulation of a living humanoid brain. As for the purpose of this accurate simulator, it remains to be seen whether DARPA will use it for...

Rifleman Radio Offers Secure Networking For Military

04/22/2009, We have a Joint Tactical Fighter program, and now comes along the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JPEO-JTRS) that is hard at work developing the Rifleman Radio which aims to offer secure networking capabilities to our troops...

Mil-Tac Tactical Defense Pen

04/20/2009, A pen is just a pen, right? We don’t think so – not with the Mil-Tac Tactical Defense Pen hitting the market for $89. What makes this piece of writing instrument so expensive? Well, it was specially designed to handle all rough and tough...

AT&T Introduces Samsung A657

04/10/2009, AT&T has launched the Samsung A657 in a rather muted manner, bringing yet another push-to-talk handset to their fold quietly. This candybar handset comes with a rubberized shell and has been specially hardened to meet US military-spec standards for...

GD-Itronix GD8000 Rugged PC

03/16/2009, GD-Itronix has introduced its GD8000 ultra-rugged notebook PC that actually supersedes the US military’s MIL-STD 810F specifications with its rugged design. Imagine the original specifications that require the device to withstand 3 foot falls with...