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Defense and Security

Drone Crash in Pakistan Ignites Citizen Questions

Drone Crash in Pakistan Ignites Citizen Questions

SmartBird drone designed by the engineers at Festo and modeled explicitly on the herring gull (Source Wired.com) The strange birdlike drone that crashed to the parched earth in a remote section of Pakistan early last week is now safely in ...

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Does the Taliban Have a Chopper-Killer IRAM

Does the Taliban Have a Chopper-Killer IRAM

A CH-47 Chinook takes off after picking up Fox Company from the Northern Bermel region in the hills of Afghanistan. (Source: Wired.com) Was This Enhanced Rocket Weapon Responsible for the Tragedy of the CH-47 Afghanistan Navy Seal Crash? The Taliban ...

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Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Engineers from Princeton University developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance as well as potential suicide bombers. The research team from Princeton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering that developed the ...

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SMX-25 a Ship-Sub Hybrid

The French company DCNS developed an interesting concept ship which is essentially a stealth submarine which operate very close to the surface of the water. The SMX-25 will be cheaper and easier to build and operate than a conventional submarine ...

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Eurocopter X3 – Fastest Helicopter on the Planet?

Last week a new European hybrid helicopter was able to reach an almost unprecedented speed of 232 kts. (or 430 km./hr.). This demonstration indicates one more time that the future of high speed helicopters will be based upon hybrid technology. ...

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Israel Developing Flying Elephants

According to a soon to be published article in the defensenews magazine, Israel has started working on a project known as “Flying Elephants”. The futuristic unmanned aircraft is said to be huge and slow, capable of self takeoff and landing ...

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Nikon Image Camera Authentication System Broken

Russian security experts were able to brake Nikon’s camera Image Authentication System. Credibility of photographic evidence is essential when images shot with a camera are used as court evidence or insurance claims and journalistic work. Russian President became addicted to ...

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Scientist Develop Self Correcting Sniper Rifle

Scientist Develop Self Correcting Sniper Rifle

A team of scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a system which uses fiber-optic laser-based sensor that automatically corrects minute barrel disruptions and allows snipers to score bull’s-eye more easily. A laboratory prototype of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s ...

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Explosives Detecting Sensor

Explosives Detecting Sensor

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a powerful electronic sensor that detects numerous types of explosives. The sensor is made up of arrays of silicon nanowires that form an electronic device called a nanotransistor, which is supersensitive to the ...

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Quicker, More Efficient Use of Surveillance Videos

Quicker, More Efficient Use of Surveillance Videos

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently introduced new software that increases the efficiency of surveillance video cameras. While examining footage in order to recognize threats is critical, it is also a cumbersome job, which takes too ...

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