LRAD Sound Cannon Used on Pittsburgh G20 Protesters

I guess military tech always finds its way home. Pittsburgh city officials believe their police department's use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) at last week's G20 protests was "the first time the sound cannon had been used publicly." » 9/28/09 6:06am 9/28/09 6:06am

Pentagon Wants a Flying Bug: This Flapping Nano Bot is Phase One

Last year, DARPA granted aerospace firm, Aeronvironment, a chunk of change and six-months to demonstrate a bird-sized Nano Air Vehicle (NAV). This video shows the result: the "smallest ever free-flying aircraft to hover and climb with flapping wings." » 8/14/09 7:30am 8/14/09 7:30am

British Army Competition Yields Bomb-Dropping, Hi-Def Video Taking,…

One of the front runners of an ongoing British Army-sponsored competition for new military technology is this miniature spaceship-looking thing, which is designed to inconspicuously drop bombs and listening devices behind enemy lines. The external blade-less shape allows the machine to enter buildings through windows… » 8/16/08 2:00pm 8/16/08 2:00pm

Brainwave Binoculars Will Pick Out The Things You Looked At, But Didn't

Pentagon gadget lab DARPA has just earmarked $6.7 million to develop "brain-wave binoculars." Electrodes placed on the user's scalp record electrical brain activity in an attempt to use the cranium's unrivaled ability to spot patterns. With time, the binoculars can learn to identify objects that would normally pique… » 6/22/08 7:30pm 6/22/08 7:30pm

New iRobot Warrior X700 Carries Big Payloads and Big Guns

When we last checked in with iRobot's Warrior, it was armless, pokey, weak and not killtastic. Their latest model, the Warrior X700, is the opposite of all of that, with plans for the urban warfare front: It sports a robo-arm that lifts 150 pounds, will tread a four-minute mile, lugs up to 500 pounds and can terminate… » 10/17/07 5:40pm 10/17/07 5:40pm