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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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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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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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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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