The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from at least 200 meters away by the pattern of their heartbeat.

by David Hambling Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance. It’s that last point that has intrigued US Special Forces. Other long-range biometric techniques include gait analysis, which identifies someone byContinue reading “The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from at least 200 meters away by the pattern of their heartbeat.”

Pilots report seeing UFO “moving so fast” off coast of Ireland

Irish aviation officials are investigating after two airline pilots reported seeing unidentified flying objects off the southwest coast of Ireland last week, the Irish Examiner reports. A pilot of a British Airways flight contacted air control last Friday, November 9, asking if there were military scheduled in the airpace. Air control said there was nothingContinue reading “Pilots report seeing UFO “moving so fast” off coast of Ireland”

The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably near your back gums. Next time you pass someone on the street who appears to be talking to themselves, they may literally have voices inside their head…and be a highly trained soldier on a dangerous mission. The Pentagon has inked a roughly $10 million contract with aContinue reading “The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls”

It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm of Fighter Jets

DARPA’s new research in brain-computer interfaces is allowing a pilot to control multiple simulated aircraft at once. A person with a brain chip can now pilot a swarm of drones — or even advanced fighter jets, thanks to research funded by the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The work builds onContinue reading “It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm of Fighter Jets”

Military researchers think spider silk may keep US troops lighter and cooler in combat

The silk spiders produce is tougher than Kevlar and more flexible than nylon, and Air Force researchers think it could it could be key to creating new materials that take the load and heat off troops in the field. Scientists at the Air Force Research Lab and Purdue University have been examining natural silk toContinue reading “Military researchers think spider silk may keep US troops lighter and cooler in combat”

US military enhancing human skills with electrical brain stimulation

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations. US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in theContinue reading “US military enhancing human skills with electrical brain stimulation”

This Bizarre Gunshot-Plugging Device Just Saved Its First Life

The XSTAT Rapid Hemostasis System by George Dvorsky An innovative sponge-filled dressing device recently saved the life of a coalition forces soldier who was shot in the leg. It’s the first documented clinical use of the product, known as XSTAT. The device was approved for military use back in 2014, but this incident marks theContinue reading “This Bizarre Gunshot-Plugging Device Just Saved Its First Life”

Air evacuation following traumatic brain injury may worsen outcomes for patients.

Over the past 15 years, more than 330,000 US soldiers have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Many were evacuated by air for further treatment. A new study has found evidence that such air evacuations may pose a significant added risk, potentially causing more damage to already injured brains. Over the past 15 years, more thanContinue reading “Air evacuation following traumatic brain injury may worsen outcomes for patients.”

Blueberries may be effective in the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Researchers from Louisiana State University have found that blueberries may be effective in the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Findings from the study have been presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, MA. Presently, the only therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for PTSD is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)Continue reading “Blueberries may be effective in the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)”

Laser Weapon Stops Truck — from a Mile Away

A laser weapon made by Lockheed Martin can stop a small truck dead in its tracks from more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, the company announced this week. The laser system, called ATHENA (short for Advanced Test High Energy Asset), is designed to protect military forces and key infrastructure, Lockheed Martin representatives said. DuringContinue reading “Laser Weapon Stops Truck — from a Mile Away”