The military is an innovator when it comes to generating new technology. In fact, the U.S. armed forces are coming up with some tech that just might transform your life.
Some of the items they are focusing on might shock you.
The laser gun
You probably never thought we would see the creation of the laser gun. It is the stuff of Star Wars and Star Trek, right? Wrong. The military has actually developed a laser gun that works and they call it the Excalibur. They are currently working on one that is 10 times lighter than the Excalibur so it has more military application.
The doctor is in – your body
DARPA is working on nanoparticles that can treat illness and infection in the human body. The program is actually moving quickly, and researchers are currently working on this nanotechnology with large animals.
Thermal imaging on the cheap
Thermal imaging technology is not a new technology, the U.S. military has been using it for a long time, but it’s a little expensive. That has lead DARPA to their current task of attempting to reduce costs of thermal imaging technology through their Low Cost Thermal Imager manufacturing program. Ideally, through this work, we will see thermal imaging technology in cell phones and eyeglasses. The applications for this are truly limitless.