The Rescued Film Project is an online gallery showing pictures found in lost film rolls from countries all over the world. They recently discovered a batch of 31 undeveloped rolls taken by a World War II American soldier, 70 years ago. Here are some of his best:
The cold weather training of South-Korean army's special warfare force is high level badassery of the level I have never seen before. It's like when nuclear powered attack submarines break the Arctic sheet after surfacing through three feet of ice. But these are humans. Quite literally cool [Republic of Korea Armed…
This is just awesome. Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, a 93-year-old WWII veteran paratrooper, just did the same jump out of a plane into Normandy that he did for D-Day 70 years ago when he was 23-years-old. But he says this jump was much easier because "there wasn't anybody shooting at me today."
In this day of remembrance for all of those who fought for this country—and others too—I thought it would be good to hear the heartbreaking story of Joseph Robertson, a World War II veteran who had to kill a young German soldier face to face, during the Battle of the Bulge. Listen—and think.
DARPA has finally demonstrated one of its most promising inventions: An augmented-reality HUD system that will give soldiers the same advantage of a jet fighter pilot. It displays battlefield data over the soldier's environment, identifying friendly and enemy forces on land and air in real time.
An exhausted astronaut searching for oxygen. A soldier bleeding to death crawling to complete his mission. A sailor sinking into the deep sea trying to reach the surface. That's the perfect description of one of the most important, head spinning moments of every human being's life. Watch this outstanding short film…
Scientists have a new laser sensor they say can detect roadside bombs, the cause of more than half the soldier deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Blind veterans in Scotland have a new place they can hang out and not hurt themselves.
Private First Class Rupert Valero is currently stationed at Khandahar, Afghanistan. In his spare time, he's become something of a toymaker, building "action figure" type toys with recycled bottle caps or whatever found materials he stumbles upon. Some of the figures he makes are truly gorgeous and out there.
You've really got to feel for the Lloyds of Canada, who tried flying back home from Britain with this army-base souvenir tucked into their carry-on luggage, only to be told it was a "firearm," and not allowed on the plane.
Troops whose GPS trackers fail could be in for a raft of trouble—which is why a British company has been inspired by the Wii and iPhone and is developing a location-tracker based on microchip motion sensor technology.
This week on the Pentagon Channel (?), a soldier demonstrates the Army's cutting-edge new translation tool: an iPod touch.
Wearable computers may be a reality in today's army, but use is restricted to safe environs like a bunker or an armored vehicle—out in the open, soldiers' priority is keeping hold of their guns. The RallyPoint Handwear Computer Input Device is unique in that it is designed specifically to be used even while the…
Rockwell Collins has been selected by the US Marines to deliver 3,000 of its ParaNav GPS units for parachutists. Soldiers plummeting towards Earth will soon have the advantage of GPS navigation with a HUD that will help improve landing accuracy and allow for target zones to be easily changed on the fly.
As if it wasn't cool enough already to be an Apache pilot, these pictures arrive to make us even more envious. If an Apache is nearby a rescue situation then they will sometimes try to lend a hand—even though they only have two seats. The lucky/unlucky copilot has to step outside and sit on the wing stub, to make room…