The US Army has started work its first new hand grenade in 40 years, which could give soldiers much more control over the explosive effects of their ordinance. The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) […]
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If you hear the words penguin and rank used together, you’d probably assume the subject is breath or feces. A fish-heavy diet will do that. There is, however, the rare penguin that gets […]
The US Army is in the process of rolling out a new piece of technology that can protect a soldier’s hearing on the battlefield. These aren’t just any earplugs, though. TCAPS (Tactical Communication […]
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The US military has been using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for years, but they’re mostly large, long-range aircraft. That’s going to change by 2018 as part of a new Army program to deploy “Soldier […]
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From robotic exoskeletons that give soldiers superhuman strength to drone helicopters that "learn" as they fly, this is the future of war.
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Warfighters are going to be getting some serious power-ups in the near future. Self-guided bullets. AI-assisted scopes. Now, they’re getting goggles that combine night-vision and thermal imaging. This high-tech headgear is part of […]
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We got a car to break the speed of sound by strapping airplane engines to the back -- why not people, too?
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DARPA has been working on improved high-tech information displays for soldiers for years. What you see above is one of their latest projects, a helmet-mounted HUD called ULTRA-Vis: the Urban Leader Tactical Response, […]
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DARPA is looking for a little help from IBM. The task: to create a whole new kind of vaporware — as in hardware that can vaporize itself. The U.S. Military uses all kinds […]
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Welcome to Geekout, our weekly Hangout on Air where we talk about all the interesting things happening in the technology world this week. Everyone knows laser pointers are fun. Some of you might […]
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The promise of high-power laser weapons is that they might one day be used to knock enemy missiles and drones out of the air from a safe distance. However, turning fantasy into reality […]
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Typically when you read about the U.S. government and piracy, it’s about some unfortunate file sharer who’s being slapped with a massive fine for uploading a few songs or TV shows. This time, […]
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