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Defense and Security

BioExplorers: Mice Bomb Sniffing Technology

BioExplorers: Mice Bomb Sniffing Technology

Mice used as a bomb detector – Bioexplorers Israeli start-up named BioExplorers developed a technology which uses mice to detect explosives which could be used for homeland security improving safety in airports and border crossings. The new system should go ...

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U.S. Military Wants Crysis like Smart Suits

U.S. Military Wants Crysis like Smart Suits

Ilustration of the future bio-super suit (Credit: Wyss Institute) The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded 2.6 million dollars to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in order to develop a smart suit ...

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Who Needs Spiderman? Vacuum Ascender is Here

Who Needs Spiderman? Vacuum Ascender is Here

The Vacuum Ascender in action A team of Utah State University engineering students designed a new system for special operations force capable of allowing a person climb flat buildings using vacuum technology. The system already received first place in the ...

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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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