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Science & Defence Technology

U.S. military sees more use of laser, microwave weapons

Illustration of a seaborne laser weapon.Lasers, microwaves and other directed energy weapons could soon be used more widely by the U.S. military, top armed forces officials and U.S. lawmakers told an industry conference on Tuesday.

US Navy develops new transparent, moldable, bulletproof material

Spinel.The concept from an iconic Star Trek scene is working its way to commercial use, with innumerable military applications. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Scotty barters for materials by offering up the formula for “transparent aluminum.” The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is making that concept a reality.

Rail guns and lasers to revolutionise naval surface warfare

A rail gun test.Two radical weapons will revolutionize naval warfare in the second decade of the 21st century, with lasers tasked with anti-aircraft, anti-missile, and anti-small-craft roles, while rail guns will give surface ships an entirely new dimension of ship-killing firepower.

Remules solar generator launches into Africa

Remules.Compact air droppable solar power solution Remules (Renewable Mobile Ultra Light Energy System) is being marketed in Africa for the first time and is being aimed at the military, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid markets.

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