The military develops new technology constantly. And some of their most recent inventions may impact life as we know it more then you might realize. Here are a few interesting things they have recently developed.
The laser gun
The laser gun, did you ever think we’d see the development of this? It’s only for the world of sci-fi right? Evidently it’s not. The military has in fact developed an operational laser gun. It is called the Excalibur, and not only that, they are currently working on laser weapons that are 10 times lighter than the Excalibur. The goal of all of this is to create 10-kilowatt devices which can be used in precision strikes and replace traditional guns.
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 focusing on this nanotechnology with large animals.
Thermal imaging on the cheap
This is not a new technology. The U.S. military has been utilizing it for a very long time. However, it’s always been a little costly. That is why DARPA created their Low Cost Thermal Imager manufacturing program. Thermal imaging has a lot of application in our world when applied to current technologies. Hopefully as it becomes less expensive, we will see its appearance in things like cell phones and eyeglasses.