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New Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020
February 28, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The Navy has begun testing its first full-size railgun as a futuristic superweapon for its warships.
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How Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks Could Protect Armored Vehicles
February 27, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The U.S. military wants vehicle fuel tanks that can seal up damage and protect themselves from burning fuel fires.
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piranha proof armor, body armor
Better Body Armor? Piranha-Proof Fish Have Answers
February 14, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The arapaima lives alongside ravenous piranahs in the Amazon River and somehow survives.
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Bioelectric Bandages Zap Infected Wounds of Soldiers
February 14, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A bandage uses electric current to speed healing and reduce infection risks for U.S. Army soldiers.
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Air Force Pararescuemen
Air Force 'Batman' Wants a 21st-Century Battlefield Stretcher
February 10, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The Air Force's gadgets lab wants to make a medical stretcher that allows just one person to rescue a wounded soldier.
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gas mask
Custom-Designed Proteins Could Counteract Chemical Weapons
February 07, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The man-made proteins contain metals not found in natural proteins.
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Navy Trains Sights on Fast-Firing Superweapon
February 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The Navy looks to upgrade its experimental railgun into a superweapon capable of firing hundreds of rounds to shoot down enemy missiles or strike warships.
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Helicopter Dusty Landing
Special Forces Want 3D Laser Mapping to Halt Helicopter Crashes
February 03, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Airborne laser mapping could help U.S. Special Forces helicopters land safely in the worst fog or dust conditions without risking deadly crashes.
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Scorpion Shell Inspires Machine Shielding
January 31, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
Researchers first scanned a live scorpion with a 3D laser scanner.
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Smart Weapons, US Military Future Weapons
'Smart Bullet' Steers Midair to Hit Targets a Mile Away
January 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Engineers with a passion for hunting have come up with self-guided smart bullets that could put sniper-like accuracy in the hands of the U.S. military and law enforcement.
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Military Gamers
Gamers May Fight Deadly Software Bugs in US Military Weapons
January 23, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The U.S. military plans to transform boring bug-hunting in its weapons systems into fun online games that attract thousands of players.
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Marines' Ballistic Underwear Must Also Be Comfy
January 12, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Better battlefield underwear could protect against blast fragments and feel silky smooth against the skin.
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Giant HD Screens Put Army Soldiers Inside Virtual Combat
January 03, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Giant HD screens, noise and smoke help simulate roadside bomb blasts and enemy ambushes for Army soldiers.
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Navy's Flying Drone Would Launch from Submarine's Trash Disposal
December 27, 2011, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A kamikaze drone designed for use by Army soldiers may also become an aerial scout for Navy submarines.
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Top 10 Military Stories of 2011
December 20, 2011, Joseph Castro, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
Some of the most innovative technologies are military driven.
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US Special Ops Want Non-Lethal Force to Stop Vehicles
December 20, 2011, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Need to stop a vehicle or boat with non-lethal force? A roof-puncturing canister that releases knockout gas inside might just do the trick.
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'Dream' Space Telescope for Military Could Spy Anywhere on Earth
December 14, 2011, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Unlike today's spy satellites, the Pentagon's space telescope of tomorrow could take live video of anywhere on Earth.
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Buried Threat: Military Tests Device to Find Unexploded Bombs
December 08, 2011, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Magnetic field detection could help find unexploded bombs or shells buried beneath cities and battlefields across the world.
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Where Is My Virtual Pop Star?
December 07, 2011, Katherine Tweed, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
For now, though, it's still cheaper to hire real pop stars than create virtual ones.
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Why Cooking Oil, Algae Will Help Power Navy Fleets
December 05, 2011, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The U.S. Navy buys up 450,000 gallons of biofuel to run its planes and ships during war games in 2012.
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Navy Tests Homing Rockets to Take Out Small Boat Swarms
November 30, 2011, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Unguided rockets can identify and strike targets on their own as a defense against swarms of small, fast attack boats.
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New Vehicle Laser Blasts Everything from Drones to Bombs
November 28, 2011, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A German military vehicle laser shows off its ability to take down targets on land, sea and air.
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Mini Unmanned Copters Offer New Eyes in Sky for First Responders
November 22, 2011, Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer
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Military Wants Troops Armed with Medical-Sample Device
November 17, 2011, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Easy self-collection of medical samples on the battlefield could better protect the health of U.S. military members.
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US Army Launches Hypersonic Weapon Test Flight
November 17, 2011, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A debut by the Army's hypersonic weapon vehicle could lead to a U.S. capability to strike anywhere in the world within an hour.
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