Laser Gunship gets 2008 Flight Test

Yes it’s an AC-130 Hercules with a frickin laser beam but officially it is known as the “Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser” and it’s alive and working after many years of development. Last week the chemically-powered laser was fired successfully 50 times in ground tests, and now the plane is being prepped for a flight test…

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Tech image of the day: Topol-M ICBM

People look at Topol-M ICBM passing by during a rehersal for the nation’s Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 5, 2008. Victory Day, in honor of the end of WWII, will be celebrated on May 9. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images) The Topol-M missile is 75.5 feet…

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The best bionic prosthetic hand yet?

Touch Bionics is showing off their prosthetic hand that looks to be almost as good as the real thing. The best thing is that the case study they use on their website is a former US Army soldier injured in Iraq. The i-LIMB is the first fully articulating bionic hand that is commercially available (for…

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Military aims to regrow body parts

A major difference between the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and previous wars is that in these wars we have been able to save a vast number of injured soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who would otherwise have died from their injuries. This is due in part to better protective gear and in part…

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