Friday, 19 September 2014



US military funds soft exoskeleton for enhanced soldiers Video

18 Sep 2014

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has received $2.9m from DARPA to continue development of a lightweight bodysuit to improve wearers’ stamina.


Synthetic "skin" helps create new chemical weapon decontaminant

18 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists say their new material will make testing decontamination of chemical weapons more realistic.


Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Warfighter wearables: how advanced display technology is shaping the soldier of the future

17 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Head-mounted virtual and augmented reality display technology is beginning to make a mark in the defence sector.


Lockheed Martin technology chief Dr Ray O Johnson

8 Jul 2014 | By Jon Excell

The technology chief at the world’s biggest defence firm talks to us about laser weapons, unmanned systems, quantum computing and the future of manufacturing



E-borders fiasco highlights the need for expert scrutiny

20 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The fiasco over the cancellation of the contract with Raytheon to deliver the UK’s e-borders system could have been avoided if more engineers were involved in decision making.

Robots at work in JLR's Halewood plant

The robot innovation challenge

8 Aug 2014 | By Iain Gray

The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how the UK is supporting R&D in the field of robotics and autonomous systems



April 1874: The 81-ton gun

23 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Britain’s largest guns to date were designed for shipboard use aboard the Royal Navy’s latest warships


March 1917: Submarine warfare

5 Mar 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As the First World War raged and following a shock attack on neutral merchant ships, the government was anxious to quell public concern about the threat to shipping posed by German U-boats

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