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Tag: Military

Griffin Survivor Military iPhone Case Will Help Your Phone Survive World War Z

Griffin Survivor Military iPhone Case Will Help Your Phone Survive World War Z
When zombies arrive and start taking over the world, you know that you can’t just use your favorite iPhone case to keep your precious phone safe, assuming the cellular networks are still functioning that is. That’s why you should opt for the Griffin Survivor military case, which will protect your phone no matter what.

Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD

Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD
A study has been published by a research team from Oxford University that claims playing Tetris can help soldiers deal with flashbacks caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers believe that playing the game may prevent the brain from forming memories that lead to flashbacks.
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Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane

Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane
The military in the United States and other militaries around the world are making heavy use of unmanned aerial vehicles these days. UAVs are being used for many reasons with one of the main reasons being that a UAV allows aircraft to be put into action without a pilot being placed in danger.

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the top of buildings to climb.

Liquid Body Armor Is More Effective and Weighs Less

Liquid Body Armor Is More Effective and Weighs Less
I think anyone that has dropped a heavy object into water knows that liquid slows and softens the impact. However, you wouldn’t think liquid would be a viable option for body armor for soldiers and police.

Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History

Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History
An American man has had what doctors say is the most extensive face transplant in history. The man’s name is Richard Lee Norris and years ago he suffered massive facial injuries in a gun accident. The accident destroyed most of the man’s lips and nose as well as his jaw and left him with limited mouth movement and no sense of smell.

iRobot Lands $1.5 Million Order for 110 FirstLook Robots

iRobot Lands $1.5 Million Order for 110 FirstLook Robots
iRobot makes a bunch of different robots that are in use by the military and police to apprehend bad guys without getting humans killed. About this time last year, we mentioned the then new 110 FirstLook robot.

Behold, a LEGO Raptor Flying in a LEGO Raptor

Behold, a LEGO Raptor Flying in a LEGO Raptor
Yo dawg, I herd you like Raptors, so I put a LEGO Raptor in yo LEGO Raptor, so you can fly prehistoric-style while you fly. That’s what Jack Marquez, who goes by “Ewok in Disguise” on Flickr thought a lot about that when he was constructing his little F-22 Raptor fighter jet out of LEGO blocks.

Navy Records 32-Megajoule Railgun Firing on Video

Navy Records 32-Megajoule Railgun Firing on Video
You know, if I heard some gun maker talking about how they were working on railguns, I would probably laugh and move on about my business. When the U.S. military tells you it’s working on something as far-fetched as a railgun, it’s hard to ignore it, because the military and its various research arms, and its contractors have a long history of taking the improbable and bringing it to fruition.

Navy’s Electromagnetic Rail Gun Prototype Tosses Projectiles at up to 5600MPH!

Navy’s Electromagnetic Rail Gun Prototype Tosses Projectiles at up to 5600MPH!
I would have to think that being an engineer on a prototype weapons program would be all kinds of bad-ass. I would like to be a member the team behind the latest new weapon that the U.S.

Engineers Develop Self-Steering Bullets: Ready, Fire, Aim

Engineers Develop Self-Steering Bullets: Ready, Fire, Aim
Engineers from weapons and defense research outfit Sandia National Laboratories are working on a bullet that can steer itself after it is fired, homing in on laser-designated targets with the help of embedded electronics. The other geniuses working on invisibility need to go on overdrive.

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells
One thing that Kung Fu Panda taught me is that portly warriors can still kick butt- skadoosh! The U.S. Army feels differently though and wants all of its obese soldiers to slim down, with very good reason.

X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?

X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?
Yep, the US military is set to put the first part of Skynet into motion. The first part of the system that John Connor will need to fight is already in development. The craft is called the X-47B and it has been designed to require no human interaction to carry out its military mission.

Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read

Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read
Remember that futuristic concept watch I told you about yesterday, FOUR? It had all the makings of a great watch, except that it was way too complicated for my taste.

Military Humvees Go for Hybrid Power

Military Humvees Go for Hybrid Power
The world has gone hybrid crazy it seems. The hybrid makes a lot of sense in that you can reduce the amount of fuel you use and save a bit at the pump. They also make less pollution we all have to breathe as well.

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?
If you follow the news, you probably have heard or read about the NATO RQ-170 drone that was captured by Iran. When I saw the captured drone photos that were floating around and noted the drone was in one piece I wondered what happened.
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