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Tag: Military

The Navy Invented a Device That Stops People from Speaking

The Navy Invented a Device That Stops People from Speaking
When I was a kid, the best way to get my brothers to stop talking was to repeat what they said right after they said it. Now, the U.S. Navy has taken that simple concept and expanded upon it to disrupt people from speaking at a distance.

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology
Turning unwanted drone surveillance into an impromptu surprise party, the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new anti-drone countermeasure that fires confetti-like streamers to entangle a spy-copter’s rotors, bringing it back down to earth like a drone-shaped rock.

Muzen Wild Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review: Small But Mighty Good

Muzen Wild Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review: Small But Mighty Good
There are countless Bluetooth speakers to choose from these days, so if audio companies want people to take notice, you have to do something pretty different. The Muzen Wild Mini speaker is just that. Measuring about 3″ high x 2.25″ wide x 1.375″ deep, this ultra-compact speaker is small enough to carry in the palm of your hand, but this tiny speaker punches way above its class in build and sound quality.

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds
Scientists from NC State University have created a new type of armor that could replace the rolled steel sort of military applications. The team created the new armor using a composite metal foam (CMF) that is less than half the weight of normal armor but can stop .50 cal ball and armor piercing ammo.

F-35 Fighter Jet Kite Feels the Need for Speed

F-35 Fighter Jet Kite Feels the Need for Speed
Spring is here, and that means it’s time to get out in the park and outside to enjoy the warmer weather. That also means running around flying a kite. If you have a kid or adult who likes military aircraft, this awesome looking kite is just the ticket.

China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones

China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones
Being one of the world’s big superpowers, China is always building up its military might. One of their many dangerous toys is this armored vehicle from Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd. It looks like a Humvee of sorts, but this vehicle is deadly.

Do Not Mess with the US Navy and Its Giant Railgun

Do Not Mess with the US Navy and Its Giant Railgun
For those unfamiliar with the concept of a railgun, it’s a dangerous weapon which uses a massive electrical pulse, instead of gunpowder or other chemical propellants to fire its ammo. The US Navy is showing off the latest iteration of its railgun, and it’s a beast.

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky
With drones becoming more and more popular and with most having the ability to send video back to the operator, police and military around the world need a way to stop nefarious users from using them to perform bad deeds. 

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight
Remember the DroneDefender? It is basically a gun that discourages drones from entering your airspace. But maybe you want to actually steal that drone right out of the sky? Maybe sell your stolen drones and create a criminal empire.

GM Teams with U.S. Army on Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado

GM Teams with U.S. Army on Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to military vehicles is their ability to operate quietly, while still offering up plentiful power. This poses a big challenge with traditional automotive drivetrains. Now, GM has teamed up with the U.S.

DoD Funding HoverBike Development

DoD Funding HoverBike Development
Growing up, I had a subscription to the magazine of the Boy Scouts called Boys’ Life. The only part of that magazine I have any recollection of was all the wacky ads in the back for things like x-ray glasses and hover machines built using vacuum cleaner parts.

LEGO Military Minifigs & Accessories: Modern Brick Warfare

LEGO Military Minifigs & Accessories: Modern Brick Warfare
Like Citizen Brick, American retailer Modern Brick Warfare offers LEGO minifigs and other LEGO-compatible accessories that the toy company would never officially produce because of its family friendly approach. For its part MBW specializes in military- and combat-themed toys.

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music
We’ve been making movies about soldiers, sailors, and airmen firing lasers at each other for a long time now. Now you can watch a video of what it actually looks like when the US Navy uses its new laser weapons system (LaWS) to take on two boats and a drone.

Military Stealth Dirtbike: Your Dirt Racing Dreams Have Never Been This Quiet

Military Stealth Dirtbike: Your Dirt Racing Dreams Have Never Been This Quiet
I’ve been driving around a Super Motard motorcycle for the last six months, and let me tell you, it’s extremely loud, so loud that my neighbors have asked me to start it outside the courtyard where it’s usually parked.

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf
I’ve never been in the military before, but I know a few people that have been. They have all commented at one time or another how gross most of the MREs (“meals-ready-to-eat”) they have to eat are.

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command
About a year ago, we mentioned that DARPA was working on a plan to develop electronics that would destroy themselves on command. The idea was to get devices that soldiers could take into battle that could be destroyed if lost or left behind.