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Solider gets new ear after doctors grow one on her own arm

May 11th, 2018

When Shamika Burrage survived a devastating car crash two years ago, she didn’t come out entirely unscathed. The 21-year-old, who is a private in the US Army, lost her left ear in the accident, but thanks to some innovative work by Army plastic surgeons she’s getting it back. It’s a first for Army doctors and …

Marines Machine Gun Robot

The Marines now have robots that carry and fire heavy machine guns

August 2nd, 2016

We’ve seen all sorts of weapons mounted on drones, and military drones already wield impressive firepower, but that doesn’t mean we’re done building crazy machines with fire power. The next step is adding heavy machine guns and even grenade launchers to robots. Thankfully, these are not robots powered by artificial intelligence. Just like drones, they’re piloted …

US Army touts mind-reading tech

November 10th, 2015

The military may have a potent new weapon in its arsenal, but it doesn’t involve state-of-the-art hardware or phenomenal firepower. The U.S. Army has successfully used a desktop computer to determine what target image a soldier was thinking about. The experiment took place at an Army research facility known as “The MIND Lab” located within …

Army tests remote-controlled weapons systems for base security

October 1st, 2015

The U.S. Army is testing remote controlled weapons systems for base perimeter security. The tests at Fort Bliss, Texas, involve unmanned, weaponized towers, which aim to make more effective use of military personnel. Using the remote controlled systems, two soldiers inside the base camp tactical operation center can do the security work once done by …

New military radio uses soldiers’ bones to send messages

September 11th, 2015

A new radio technology lets warfighters talk to each other by harnessing their bones to transmit and listen to messages. The technology leverages the human body’s natural ability to transmit sound through bone. It takes the bone-transmitted messages and then delivers them directly to the inner ear through the warfighter’s helmet. Warfighters can both listen …

U.S. Army tests drone-blasting cannon

July 23rd, 2015

While drones becomes more prevalent, U.S. Army engineers are testing technology that can be used to blast potentially hostile unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) out of the sky. The Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration program (EAPS ID) at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey has been developing a gun-based solution to defend against C-RAM (counter …

New Army Camouflage Uniform Hits Stores

July 1st, 2015

The U.S. Army’s new camouflage pattern uniforms hit stores Wednesday. The Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform is available in select military clothing stores. In a statement released last month, the Army said that the new clothing is the result of the most comprehensive uniform camouflage testing effort it has ever undertaken.