Military Technologies That Could Change Our World

August 24th, 2012

The military is an innovator with regards to developing new technology. In fact, the U.S. armed forces are creating some tech that just might change your life.
Some of the items they are working on might astonish you.

The laser gun

You probably never imagined we would see the creation of the laser gun. It is the stuff of Star Wars and Star Trek, right? Wrong. The military has actually created a laser gun that works and they call it the Excalibur. They are currently working on one that is 10 times lighter in weight than the Excalibur so that it has more military application.

The doctor is in – your body

DARPA is focusing on nanoparticles that can treat illness and infection in the human body. The program is undoubtedly moving quickly, and researchers are currently focusing on this nanotechnology with large animals.

Thermal imaging on the cheap

Thermal imaging technology is not a new technology, the U.S. military has been utilizing it for some time, but it’s a little expensive. That has lead DARPA to their current task of attempting to lessen costs of thermal imaging technology through their Low Cost Thermal Imager manufacturing program. Ideally, through this work, we will see thermal imaging technology in cell phones and eyeglasses. The applications for this are truly endless.


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