Archive for the 'Military' Category

Homeland Security Trains Scouts To Fight Terrorism

• October, 2009

Homeland Security Trains Scouts To Fight Terrorism By JENNIFER STEINHAUER IMPERIAL, Calif. Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. In a program which officials have described as “about being a true-blooded American”, boys and girls as young as fourteen are being put through their paces by DHS Border Patrol agents. The responding officers

Robots Trained To Fire On People

• October, 2009

Robots Trained To Fire On People By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D It’s a Star Wars dream or nightmare depending on whom you side with. Personally, I’m going to have to side against anything proihuman annihilation. But it seems like the dark side always has the more advanced weaponry. Among the many calls for action by the panel of industry experts August 5 at NIWeek in Austin, TX, a few tidbits of info caught my attention and caused spastic Terminator-esque doomsday scenarios in my mind. I

Compilation video – robots 2009

• September, 2009

Compilation video – robots 2009 Robots 2009 Part 1:: This video contains the following robots: Justin, Uria, passive walkers, Wakamaru, Probo, Relique2, Rolly, Keepon, Hubo FX-1, humanoid Nao,… Robots 2009 Part 2:: This video contains the following robots: Pleo, RAMeX, BioRob, CESR foot, DLR arm, DLR crawler, Flame, Gilberto, HAL, Hiro, Cycab,…

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse

• July, 2009

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse La Cinyc Beneath you can find a photo gallery of the prototype of solar flight. wiki:: Solar Impulse (official name HB-SIA) is a long-range solar plane project currently under study at the EPFL. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, and aims at completely solar-powered circumnavigation. The first aircraft is intended to be a one-seater, capable of taking off autonomously, and to remain airborne for days. Once the efficiency of the batteries makes it possible to reduce the weight, a

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates

• July, 2009

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth. The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter “g”, which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer. It pays tribute to the Serb born scientists, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated

• June, 2009

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated By Melody Petersen May 19, 2009 Prescription pill dependency among American troops is on the rise Marine Corporal Michael Cataldi woke as he heard the truck rumble past. He opened his eyes, but saw nothing. It was the middle of the night, and he was facedown in the sands of western Iraq. His loaded M16 was pinned beneath him. Cataldi had no idea how he’d gotten to where he now lay, some 200 meters from the dilapidated building where