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Drones Used to Hunt Man on US Soil for the First Time

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We've heard about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used by the miltary for all sorts of different operations, but these drones have largely been limited to military missions outside of the United States. That line has now been crossed.

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Vertical Ascender Uses Vacuum Pads to Let You Climb Walls (Video)

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Have you ever wanted to climb up vertical walls like Spider-man, but you can't be bothered to get bitten by a radioactive spider? Enter the Vertical Ascender

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Boeing’s Phantom Eye Hydrogen UAV Will Stay Airborne for Ten Days

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Boeing's thrown the typical sleek, streamlined, design out the window with their Phantom Eye UAV. The Unmanned drone is bulbous in shape, almost like a gigantic bomb with a couple flimsy wings slapped on to it.

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Robot Jumps 30 Feet (Video)

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A robot on wheels isn't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but the Sand Flea by Boston Dynamics has a very neat trick up its mechanical sleeve: it is capable of jumping a full thirty feet in the air from an absolute standstill.

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NASA’s Revolutionary Cancer Nanosensing Cell Phone Case

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The latest development is a special chip that houses 32 nanosensor bars, reacting to a myriad of stimuli from the environment. It could diagnose cancer and measure blood sugar levels in diabetics with nothing more than a breath.

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Smart Bullet For Snipers Has Self-Guiding Technology

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The technology that guides Tomahawks and big missiles to sharp hits is likely to arm the next generation sniper.

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ARGUS-IS Military Drone Tracks 64 Targets Simultaneously, Snaps 1.8 Gigapixel Photos @10FPS

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The A160 Hummingbird was recently unveiled with a new imaging system. Remember that 1.8 gigapixels is 100x more detail than what you'd get with your 18MP digital camera, and it's usually only with multiple shots that we regular folk can stitch together a gigapixel photo. The kicker is that this hovering aircraft can send back real-time video streams at 10 frames a second too.

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U.S. Military Drones Infected With Virus, Source Unknown

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Although it’s already been a month since a virus infected the American drone fleet, U.S. military specialists still don’t know how the virus got into the machines.

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Scout Observer Toolkit and iPhone 4 to Replace Military SATCOM

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A unique military kit has been released by Coolfire Solutions, and this could really bring out the MacGyver in you. For soldiers who work in field intelligence, they'll be able to replace the standard 160-pound terminal used by SATCOM with an iPhone and the Scout Observer’s Toolkit. The size and weight of the six-pound Scout Observer makes it an excellent accessory for furtive operations carried out by the military.

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Military getting infrared invisibility cloak

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This is positively astounding technology if it really does work. For centuries, mankind has been dreaming of the day when they can have an invisibility cloak and, well, this is pretty darn close. It's called Adaptiv and it's a technology developed by BAE.

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Silver solar panels getting patched onto Australian military personnel

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Let's say you are out "peace-keeping" in somewhere like Afghanistan. You're baking their under the hot desert sun and your tactical tablet device is running out of juice. That's probably more common than we think when it comes to today's military efforts, but the Australian National University (ANU) has come up with a relatively straightforward solution: solar panels on vests.

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Dev Kit for US Army Military Android Phone Announced

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It's not quite the same as Skynet going live with its cybernetic organisms, but we are inching that much closer to Judgment Day. The Mobile/Handheld Computing Environment (CE) is essentially a military Android framework.

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Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Be First to Receive Enemy Gunshot Radar

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U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan will be getting a tech upgrade later this month as QinetiQ unrolls its Individual Gunshot Detectors (IDG). The device is worn on the shoulder and contains four acoustic sensors that act as an acoustic radar to locate the point of origin of enemy fire.

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Dark Knight movies inspire new wave of defense vehicles

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I like to think a lot of people in the defense and security industries took much of their inspiration from comic book heroes when they were kids; the noble idea of defending the innocent against attacks from villains. And that seems to be the case with BAE Systems' new battle-bot concept.

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HULC exoskeleton set for testing, real blood trials coming in 2011

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You wont see soldiers catching missiles in mid air, or flipping tanks with one hand.What you will see is bigger backpacks and heavy gear, up to 200lbs worth. The HULC stands for Human Universal Load Carrier, it's an anthropomorphic exoskeleton part of a robotic militarized masterminded plan funded of Lockheed Martin.

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