WWII Germany Hunted Tanks with Explosive Goliath Beetles

While the Russians were busy training dogs to deliver their tank-stopping charges (like a bunch of assholes), Nazi Germany took a more technocentric approach to its anti-armor efforts. The result: a deadly R/C mini-tank laden with more than 200 pounds of explosives. Thank goodness these things were so easy for the… » 5/26/14 12:00pm 5/26/14 12:00pm

This Robotic Crab Will Scuttle the Sea for Historic Sunken Treasures

One problem with conventional ROVs is that while their propellers are plenty strong enough to kick up columns of silt from the sea floor, they typically lack the power to effectively navigate in strong currents, which limits where and how well they can survey a given area. But this new underwater explorer sidesteps… » 7/22/13 11:30am 7/22/13 11:30am