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04.24.15
Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay
04.24.15

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday....

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08.01.13
Navy enlists UAVs to uncover atmospheric ducts, protect comms
08.01.13

Navy enlists UAVs to uncover atmospheric ducts, protect comms

Turbulence. A minor bother for us, but a huge issue for enlisted seamen. So-called "ducts" in the...

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07.03.13
Navy awards weaponized railgun manufacturing contract to BAE Systems
07.03.13

Navy awards weaponized railgun manufacturing contract to BAE Systems

Just over 18 months after making its video debut, the Navy's electromagnetic railgun has a manufac...

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03.29.13
Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)
03.29.13

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)

As if there weren't enough real jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Vir...

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03.29.13
US Navy to fund development of vehicle-mounted, drone-shooting lasers
03.29.13

US Navy to fund development of vehicle-mounted, drone-shooting lasers

Lasers, particularly those that set boats ablaze and incinerate incoming missiles, have long been...

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12.03.12
Deceptive robots mimic squirrels and birds for potential military use
12.03.12

Deceptive robots mimic squirrels and birds for potential military use

The military has come up with a multitude of ways to utilize robotics, from bomb disposal and reco...

By N. Lee,   12.03.12
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11.30.12
Marines eye solar energy to eliminate dependency on fuel generators (video)
11.30.12

Marines eye solar energy to eliminate dependency on fuel generators (video)

The United States Marines are already using solar panels to reduce their reliance on fuel generato...

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10.12.12
Georgia Tech receives $900,000 grant from Office of Naval Research to develop 'MacGyver' robot
10.12.12

Georgia Tech receives $900,000 grant from Office of Naval Research to develop 'MacGyver' robot

Robots come in many flavors. There's the subservient kind, the virtual representative, the odd one...

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09.25.12
MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers
09.25.12

MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processin...

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