Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion 8 perform an external lift with a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to move an M777 Howitzer to its firing position during Integrated Training Exercise 3-18 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
The CH-53E Super Stallion is the Marine Corps' primary heavy lift helicopter, and is currently the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military inventory.
Incline Dynamic Outlet, the company that built the Lamborghini Huracam, is a vehicle that the group claims is the fastest camera car in the world. "For the first time, we’re actually able to capture stuff in speed, and we’re not under-cranking our shots."
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division, fire M38 Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifles while conducting a live fire exercise at range Hathcock. The Marines received training and were tested to become designated marksmen with the M38.
The Marine Corps first began fielding the M38 designated marksman rifle in late 2017.
Although certain M27s were employed as marksman rifles since 2016, the M38 version outfits the M27 with a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope, the same optic fitted on the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle.
The naming of the M38 followed a similar convention to the M27, being named after the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines unit that tested the rifle out.
Full operational capability is planned for September 2018. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M27_Infantry_Automatic_Rifle)
The next time you visit one of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., a robot might greet you.
The robot is named Pepper and she’s the Smithsonian’s newest employee. It can answer frequently asked questions, tell stories, and collect limited information. Even better, it can dance, play games, and pose for selfies.
The Smithsonian says it uses voice and gestures to create playful and memorable interactions. There’s a tablet mounted on it’s chest that can display images, text, and video.
It’s displayed throughout museums as part of a pilot program aimed to attract visitors to less popular exhibits.
Video from Vietnam shows a young child using a crossbow to remove a tooth — by tying the loose tooth to the bowstring and firing. It might seem like something out of a cartoon, but the odd method worked without causing too much harm.
Testing a vehicle for the Army isn’t all race tracks, explosions and trips to Wendy’s. Even more technical stuff like fuel consumption and highway use is taken into consideration. APG is home to a test highway where the JLTV can stretch its legs a bit to its top speed of 64 mph. It’s here where ATEC can observe more mundane aspects like road vibrations and noise. While it’s not a Lexus, the JLTV still needs to be smooth enough to
The JLTV has to run these tests hundreds or thousands of times and have every little problem documented so Oshkosh knows exactly what to improve on. Automakers should take a page out of the Army’s book when it comes to testing. I’d like to see an Alfa Romeo or a Tesla take a few laps around APG.
It’s tests like these that ensure that the vehicles used by today and tomorrow’s military protect soldiers and get their job done. While Chevy has been seemingly working on a mid-engine Corvette forever, that’s nothing compared to military development cycles. They have to be absolutely sure that their vehicles meet stringent criteria and pass whatever test they can come up with.
Immune cells within the perilymphatic space of the inner ear of several zebrafish embryos 80 hpf showing: MIP view of two immune cells (orange), one of which has ingested dextran particles (blue), before and after AO plus deconvolution for 438 time points at 13 sec intervals; volume rendered view in another embryo, showing a migrating immune cell and a dividing endothelial cell; and tracking of the position and velocity of an immune cell in a third embryo (c.f., Fig. 6E,F, figs. S13-15).
A robot that turns itself into a car like something from Transformers has been unveiled by a team of engineers in a world first
J-deite RIDE can transform from a standing 12ft robot into a sports car with two people on board.
The transformation, which takes about a minute to complete, is the brainchild of a team from Japan who have been working on its development for three years.
J-deite RIDE can technically walk at a speed of 100 metres per hour (0.06 mph) or run on its four wheels at about 60kph - about 38mph- but developers said they've never really tested it outside the factory cargo bay area.
USAF Captain Cody “ShIV” Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team commander/pilot, performs strafe runs during a demonstration exercise in Arizona. Although he is assigned to the A-10 Demo Team, Wilton still maintains his combat mission readiness.
A brave diver took on the inhospitable waters beneath Russia's polar ice caps to reveal a stunning array of rarely seen creatures, including a sea butterfly elegantly gliding in the darkness below.
Alexander Benedik submerged himself in the -1C White Sea water in search of life below the ice.
Accompanying the stunning ice formations, the veteran diver was greeted by a host of striking sea life, including a rare sea butterfly - a type of arctic nudibranch - fluttering past his camera lens.
Diving for up to 70 minutes at a time, Alexander - who opted not to wear heated equipment in the sub-zero conditions in order to get the 'perfect shot' - was left 'in awe' of the bustling life around him.