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DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins
DARPA has awarded contracts for a new program it’s callingĀ “Gremlins.” But before you get all excited about the government funding murderous creatures that start as adorable Mogwai thatĀ turn bad if you feed them too late at night, DARPA’s Gremlins are unmanned flying drones that can be launched and recovered by a C-130 in mid-air.

Yellow Jacket iPhone 5/5S Stun Gun Case Zaps CES

Yellow Jacket iPhone 5/5S Stun Gun Case Zaps CES
You might recall last summer when a case for the iPhone 4/4S tuned up that turned the iPhone into a stun gun. A new case surfaced at the recent 2014 International CES from the same company, Yellow Jacket.
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Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around

Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around
There are plenty of drone variants available, but Lockheed Martin is pushing the boundaries of drone warfare thanks to their Transformer TX drones, which will be able to transport cars to and from the battlefield.

Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?

Boston Dynamics BigDog Robot: Will it Eat PIGORASS for Lunch?
A reader pointed out that the PIGORASS four-legged robot I mentioned yesterday was somewhat flimsy (I don’t agree) compared to this more sturdy offering from Boston Dynamics. They call it the BigDog and it will most probably eat your real dog for lunch (it can be weaponized).

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon
Ah Raytheon, just the name scares some guys silly. Raytheon is a defense contractor and they’ve released some new information and videos of their new exoskeleton called the XOS 2. And no, this isn’t science-fiction. This is the closest that anyone has come to a fully functioning military exoskeleton.

Researchers Develop Laser Missile Defense System for Helicopters

Researchers Develop Laser Missile Defense System for Helicopters
All Dr. Evil wanted was sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads. For now, he will have to settle for helicopters with bad attitudes instead. A group of researchers at the University of Michigan has figured out how to use lasers that can survive the stress of helicopter flight to confuse missiles into not hitting their intended target.

Web Gun Catches Thieves Just Like Flies

Web Gun Catches Thieves Just Like Flies
Why should cops need to zap suspects with dangerous Tazers when they could just catch fleeing criminals using a powerful Spiderman-like web-slinging device instead? The NET-2000 Shooting Net Rod uses a charge of highly compressed air to fire a net at fleeing suspects from as far as 49 feet away.

Don’t Mess With This Killer Robot

Don’t Mess With This Killer Robot
An Isreali defense manufacturer today revealed their new portable robot that’s capable of going into dangerous war zones and taking down enemies on its own (with the aid of a wireless remote control and built-in video camera).
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