The military develops new technology constantly. And some of their most recent innovations may impact life as we know it more then you might realize. Below are a few remarkable things they have recently developed.
The laser gun
Science fiction fans have long wondered when we’d get those cool laser guns from Star Wars and Star Trek. Well, the military now has an operational laser gun, a machine called Excalibur. The Department of Defense has long worried about the destruction that conventional weapons can create in urban warfare. That’s where laser guns come in. The Department of Defense’s DARPA unit is at present developing laser weapons that are 10 times lighter than current combat lasers. The goal is to one day create 10-kilowatt devices that can be used in precision strikes against ground and air targets.
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 presently working on this nanotechnology with large animals.
Thermal imaging on the cheap
The U.S. military has long used thermal imaging technology but this technology is far from cheap. That’s why DARPA is now working on its Low Cost Thermal Imager manufacturing program. This program, as its name signifies, is attempting to drastically lower the cost of thermal imaging technology. DARPA would like to one day see thermal imaging machinery in cell phones, eyeglasses, drones, helmets, and rifle sights.