News: Pentagon Funds Real Life Spider-Man Technology

Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adhere to leaves with power 100 times stronger than its own body weight".

How To: Survive kidnapping

Domestic and foreign kidnapping is on the rise, and when in captivity, there are a few things that will keep you alive. Nearly 8,000 citizens are kidnapped each year, so while it may not feel like a likely possibility, protect yourself. Watch this video survival training tutorial and learn how to survive a kidnapping.

How To: Make a ghillie suit

Watch this video tutorial to see how to make a ghillie suit, cheap and easy. But wait, what's a ghillie suit? A ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. It's 3D camouflage, primarily used by military snipers and hunters, or to hide from terrorists. These camo ghillie suits include burlap and natural vegetation. Pull tall grass out, break down trees, hide yourself. Grab the burlap for less time consuming ghillie suit construction.

How To: Wear a ghillie suit

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wear a gillie suit. Start out by wearing the suit and looking at yourself in front of a mirror. Take a friend with you to the field and have them take multiple pictures of you at various scenes. Have them make notes about what's good and bad about your efforts in the suit. Place some vegetation around the head and shoulder area and position yourself to be unseen. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy hunting, and would like to learn how t...

How To: Make a simple ghillie suit

Learn how to make a simple Ghillie suit in easy steps. 1. First find out some burlap bags and cut them up. 2. Now dye your burlap by choosing the proper colors that are suitable to the environment you are going to be in. 3. After selecting the dye color, soak them in it, let it dry and string it. 4. Now attach a netting to your selected base and then tie on the dyed burlap strings to the net. 5. Finally make any changes if needed and then test it out to finish.

News: Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Rescuing wounded soldiers in a war zone is extremely dangerous. Again, (previous entry, Futuristic Warefare), the Pentagon turns to scifi technology and robotics for the answer. The current solution is to develop robots that perform as "combat casualty extraction system[s].” And not just one robot to go in and save the day, but an "autonomous EMS crew, complete with an unmanned ambulance and robodocs, who can aid fallen troops 'with minimal intervention by medic or other first responder opera...

How To: Build an impact cracker with a penny

You will need a penny, a roll of caps, and a seloptape to make an impact cracker with a penny. First take the roll of caps and rip off of the beginning and end parts that are without caps. Then divide the roll of caps in half and take one half of the roll and start folding it in half all of the way from the beginning to the end. Then take your penny and wrap the caps around the penny, the penny should be off center. Then wrap your wrapped penny in seloptape to finish. Make sure that all of th...

News: Remote Control Roaches Detect Nukes

Nuclear engineers at Texas A&M have attached radioactivity sensors to the backs of cockroaches, making them remote-controlled. For what purpose? Not necessarily spying, like the cyborg beetles DARPA has developed. Apparently these little suckers are quite well suited for locating nuclear material.

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