Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carry 100+ Times Their Weight

Mighty things come in small packages. The little robots in this video can haul things that weigh over 100 times more than themselves. The super-strong bots – built by mechanical engineers at Stanford University in California – will be presented next month at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation… Read More

Mission Ready to Launch Next Generation Body Armor

PressReleaseVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– April 23, 2015 – Mission Ready Services Inc. is pleased to provide an update on the advancement of its Next Generation Body Armor System currently in the final stages of prototyping and user evaluations.

MRS has been a close and trusted partner of the US Army in the development of a new upper extremity system and both have been heavily involved in the concept and design of the item. MRS built 36 units for the first user evaluations in May 2014 which due to overwhelming approval ratings resulted in the Army elevating the program to department… Press Release

Here We Go Again!

On the heels of the popular Dashcam Confessional-DashCamDiva, the Dover, Delaware Police Department presents the 2nd part of the series with the DashCamDuet edition.

3D Shape Database Improves Fit of Army Clothing, Equipment

army clothingA new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is a perfect fit for America’s Soldiers.

The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and contour data to improve the fit of clothing and equipment for warfighters. It incorporates the latest Army anthropometric survey data and 3-D whole body scans, providing a searchable platform for the data and the 3-D shapes.

The center completed the latest comprehensive anthropometric survey of Soldiers, called ANSUR II, in 2012. The previous survey was completed in 1988. The 2012 survey set out to address changes in Army personnel body size and shape, and the resulting data showed that Soldiers have increased in overall body girth since 1988. The new study also set out to document the sizing needs of the increasing… Read More

Oklahoma City – 20 Years Later

Oklahoma CityToday we remember those we lost 20 years ago in the Oklahoma City bombing. Our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families, as well as the first responders who worked tirelessly to rescue and free survivors. We’ll never forget that day.

Romanian Research Centre Designing Bulletproof Vests For Women

romania_mapBUCHAREST, Romania—A Romanian research institute is developing a bulletproof vest for the growing number of female soldiers signing up to serve in the country’s army.

Though the US Army produces flak jackets for women, they’re not common worldwide, prompting the Romanian government to commission the project.

Lt. Claudiu Lazaroaie, who heads the project at the Scientific Research Center for CBRN Defence and Ecology, said manufacturing is expected to start next year; producing thousands of the flak jackets in three different sizes. The respected centre—founded in 1924—carries out scientific research for defence technology and equipment. Read More