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U.S. military leaders have approved funding to develop a hybrid, stealth motorcycle to be driven by special operations teams in the not too distant future. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a grant to integrate a multiple fuel, hybrid-electric power plant into a dirt bike built by BRD Motorcycles.  The hybrid electric engine will […]

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Boeing’s X-37B space plane broke its endurance record in orbit last month when it surpassed 470 days. The U.S. Air Force launched the Orbital Test Vehicle 3 in December 2012 on a classified mission. The X-37B is a fourth of the size of NASA’s shuttle and is collecting data for the U.S. military. Operations for the […]

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Troops might be able to replace those heavy night vision goggles strapped to their helmets and replace them with contact lenses. The University of Michigan has developed a prototype contact lens that enhances night vision by placing a thin strip of graphene between layers of glass. The graphene — a form of carbon — reacts […]

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Pentagon leaders are deciding whether to allow the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to make its international air show debut this summer outside London at the Farnborough Air Show and the Royal International Air Tattoo, according to a Reuters report. Defense analysts expect Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to green light a summer trip to London for the […]

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Google doesn’t want the U.S. military’s money. Even though the Internet search giant owns two companies that have contracts with the Pentagon, Google is choosing to forego military funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in at least one robotic competition. Google bought the robotics firm Schaft that had developed a bipedal robot that won […]

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