Sep 14, 2012

High-Tech Silencer: Painless Mic Gun Shushes the Wordy | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Speech Jammer
Speech Jammer Gun
The SpeechJammer consists of a directional microphone, a distance sensor, and a directional speaker that all work together to provide you with blissful silence. You point the device at the offending jibber-jabberer and the mic records his speech. After a delay of a fraction of a second, the directional speaker plays the target’s words right back at him. The distance sensor tells the device how far away the target is so that the delay can be kept consistent.
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Military Spider Robots Swarm Technology

Spider Bot

Via: Gizmodo
 The rather beautiful looks of the robot in this image hide the fact that in reality it would be part of a swarm of military bots designed to creep into caves, bunkers and other hostile areas to grab intel on the baddies hiding within. Yes: it sounds like Minority Report, Dr Who and Robot Wars all rolled into one. And yes: it might just end up as a real machine, since BAE Systems has just been awarded $38 million by the Army Research Lab to head up the Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology project to develop the technology.

H1N1 illness Linked to Flu Shot New Study Reports

Vancouver researcher finds flu shot is linked to H1N1 illness
  A strange vaccine-related phenomenon spotted in Canada at the start of the 2009 flu pandemic may well have been real, a new study suggests. Researchers, led by Vancouver's Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, noticed in the early weeks of the pandemic that people who got a flu shot for the 2008-09 winter seemed to be more likely to get infected with the pandemic virus than people who hadn't received a flu shot.

Sep 13, 2012

DARPA’s Stair Climbing Robot Designed to Chase Humans?

Imagine these robots hunting down humans during the coming cultural collapse gripping the world and slowly taking over America. The police state seems inevitable at this point and to ensure that the military will not disobey orders when asked to kettle citizens the elitist are making robots that will do not only as they are asked but will do everything they are programmed to.
 A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head, and will be physically capable of performing all of the tasks required for the disaster response scenarios scheduled in the Challenge. However, despite the appearance of the robots in the video, the Challenge is decidedly not exclusive to humanoid robot solutions. Any designs are welcome provided they are compatible with shared human-robot environments, compatible with human tools, and compatible with human operators so that a human without expertise in robotics can give commands and confidently anticipate the response.  DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3); The goal of the LS3 program is to demonstrate that a legged robot can unburden dismounted squad members by carrying their gear, autonomously following them through rugged terrain, and interpreting verbal and visual commands.

Mosquitoes Mutate To Carry Dangerous New Virus

Dengue Virus
Mutating Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes mutate to carry ‘dangerous’ virus
 Instead of the commonly found Type-3 strain of the dengue virus, this time there has been an increase in the number of patients affected by the Type-1 and Type-4 of the virus in Kolkata and its adjoining districts. According to the virologists and doctors, the increase in Type-1 and Type-4 cases indicate that both Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopicktus — the vectors of the disease — have mutated.