Aussie Soldiers May Get to Wear Light-Weight Solar Panels

August 17, 2011 / No Comments

Technology is growing fast, resulting in the miniaturization of almost every thing. As a part of this growth, soldiers can lighten their burden. Nowadays, soldiers are forced to carry about 100-150 pounds as they are equipped with a lot of heavy weapons, communication devices and its supporting batteries. Solar power, the most widely used natural resource of energy, is expanding ...

US Army Considers Using New Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

July 13, 2010 / 1 Comment

The US Army is said to be interested in getting army vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel-cell technology. Reportedly, the first vehicle to be adapted to the new power technology will be the M1 Abrams battle tank.

UC Berkeley Succeeds in Radio Controlling Live Beetle for Military Purposes? Cyborgs?

January 29, 2009 / 1 Comment

The University of California, Berkeley has succeeded in controlling a live rhinoceros beetle by radio. The video of the feat was disclosed at the MEMS 2009 academic conference in Sorrento, Italy. Researchers controlled the movement of beetle wings and some other parts using radio signals sent to six electrodes on the beetle's brain and muscles.  The beetle was equipped "with a ...

How to put an Army to really good use

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

Armies can do other things besides fight wars. A military might might be used for other things that causing harm. How about we use them to clean up the environment? Seriously. That's what's going on in China. [caption id="attachment_1823" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Chinese Soldiers "Cleaning Up""][/caption] Chinese frontier soldiers are picking up garbage on the Red Sea Beach. The frontier soldiers pick up ...