Military

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Government On The Lookout

Former General David Petraeus becomes one of the more than 7,969 Google users whose personal data has been usurped by the government for investigative purposes. In the first six months of 2012 alone, Google responded to the government’s request for personal information for over 20,000 private customer accounts. Last week, Google released its bi-annual “Transparency …

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Navy Seals Take Heat

Not long after the successful headline-grabbing Bin Laden raid conducted by Team Seal 6, the Obama administration was accused of politically ‘spiking the ball” by leaking top secret information that concerns some of the raid’s sensitive details. These deliberate leaks infuriated the highly secretive hi-tech warriors. They viewed the scuttlebutt as the kind of information …

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Spherical Flying Machine

We got our first look at Japan’s Defense Ministry’s spherical flying machine earlier this year, but at a recent technology expo in Tokyo the hovering ball got the full coming-out treatment, complete with public demos eliciting “ooohs” and “aaaahs.” The video below shows the drone doing everything it was designed to do: zipping around omnidirectionally, …

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Blackfish

Currently being developed by defense contractor QinetiQ in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Blackfish” is a robotic jet-ski designed specifically to patrol harbors and search for underwater intruders. The remote-controlled craft carries an array of sensors that allow it to “see” under water and can travel at speeds of 40 mph …

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New Cloaking Device

You have no doubt seen mirages on the distant surfaces of hot highways before, looking like pools of water shimmering on the asphalt. Such illusions are caused by hot air above the road, which refracts light waves coming down into it from the cooler air above – in other words, the supposed “water” is actually …

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Bulldog

BULLDOG: A MILITARY BIG DOG Early this week I wrote about the new robotic pack animal Big Dog. I have just found out that there is a military version called BullDog! It certainly is a bigger, scarier version that will be on the battle field. BullDog, like BigDog, is designed to carry hundreds of pounds …

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Electric Helicopter

Modern-day aviation pioneer achieves world’s first untethered, manned electric helicopter flight It’s easy to look back at the history of exploration and aviation and feel like there’s no mountains left to climb, that the age of the great pioneers is behind us and we’re doomed to a future of LCD tanning and monitor hypnosis. But …

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