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In 2005 the robotics industry pushed forward into the future with huge strides as we saw the first fully autonomous car drive 210 miles through the desert in the DARPA Grand Challenge. We also saw iRobot zoom ahead as its stock soared in Wall Street with its IPO.
The Tokyo Robotics show impressed the world over with android type robots, which could do nearly any task at home and walk upright, just like you and I. And we watched NASA's Mars Rover exceed expectations and warranties on ano ...more
Currently there are special systems, which watch for solar activity and sun spot activity, which might damage space assets, communication satellites or even human life on Earth. Additionally many scientists, researchers and geologists believe that Sun activity is the cause of seismic and volcanic activity as well. Climatologists, meteorologists and weather researchers know that solar activity is a major factor in the intensity of Earth weather here at home.
Sunspots and large solar flar ...more
As the super powers of the future collide in political impasse leading to catastrophic wars, the US Military will need more than just bombs and missiles, stealth planes and a Navy which is more like a floating country than a bunch of ships. Nuclear bombs are problematic as they tend to mess things up for a while and they are not so environmentally friendly although temporarily quite effective.
Many would like to choose the nuclear option and be done with the war quickly and actually sav ...more
When fighting in close combat on the battlefield it is difficult to insure ones safety while advancing. The enemy will no doubt unleash a barrage of gunfire, as well as well placed mortar rounds all around your advancement. Your team will use all sorts of trained tactics to over come these things, with special teams and special weapons.
Hand-grenades are a tool that the modern day soldier can use and is often a favorable weapon indeed. But you can only throw it so far and thus your enem ...more
In the case of urban warfare it is important to be able to get in close proximity of your enemy, yet in doing so you increase their chances of killing you. In war it is important to kill your enemy first before he kills you, obviously. In urban warfare there are snipers and enemy combatants, which know ever nook and cranny better than you do and thus they have the advantage.
Yet there are ways to over come this advantage and turn it around for instance use underground systems. If you wi ...more
Newer materials such as carbon nanotube sheets will be used in modern warfare due to their strength and safety against potential adversaries with high impact weapons. But there are many other reasons to consider carbon nanotube sheets such as their ability to conduct electricity or even double as a flat panel display.
Imagine a blimp sporting a picture in the sky of the Great Allah that surely would put the fear of God into your enemy. What about the potential for displaying the sky beh ...more
So often we see kids toys, which convert from a robot to a space ship or from a hot rod car to a robot. These toys are cool and kids love them indeed. Lego makes some interchangeable type toys like this and so do many other name brand companies like Hasbro.
Why do kids like these toys so much? Hard to say, but it does bring up a point as engineers blur the line between categories of fighting vehicles. For instance AUVs or autonomous underwater vehicles which are robotic min-submarines w ...more
Increasing lift is very important in aircraft. One thing that aerospace engineers have learned is vortex lift. Where vortex eddies when stream across the top of an airfoil, fuselage or wing act like a horizontal Tornado pulling the surface upward just like a Tornado pulls in the relative local airflows. Another interesting new tool being used in warfare are the new high-energy high-powered chemical lasers.
As a matter of fact researchers now have a refrigerator-sized unit for fighter ai ...more
Scientific studies have shown that the mind can perceive future events that may harm us. In fact in study after study researchers have found that the bio-system will increase its pulse prior to a painful event. Does this mean that pain can transcend time? Not actually say scientists, but parts of the mind can and they are determined to figure out how humans and many other species are able to do this.
It appears from an evolutionary standpoint in terms of survival of the fittest that suc ...more
So often it is hard to recruit all the necessary brainpower into the US military to run all the latest high-tech equipment. In fact some of the latest and greatest dream fighting machines take someone with two-advanced degrees simply to understand how it all works. The US military often has $250,000 to 2 million dollars worth of training wrapped up in their most skilled operators and system engineers. Without them a war cannot be fought.
One of the most pressing issues is that in a free ...more