Darpa funds invisible, shoot-through shield

Darpa funds invisible, shoot-through shield – Filed under: Misc. Gadgets In a move seemingly influenced in equal parts by Halo and David Lynch’s film Dune, Darpa has announced that it’s ponying up $15 million to develop one-way-invisible, self-healing, shoot-through shields for use in urban combat. While the Pentagon’s research division acknowledges that there are “significant technical obstacles” in the process, it’s fairly gung-ho about developing a technology combining metamaterials, ‘coded’ obscurant systems, and a bunch of other stuff no one really understands. Trust us, you’ll thank them if the Harkonens try and overthrow your spice-mining operation. [Via Digg]   Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life! [EnGadget]
Darpa funds invisible, shoot-through shield

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In a move seemingly influenced in equal parts by Halo and David Lynch’s film Dune, Darpa has announced that it’s ponying up $15 million to develop one-way-invisible, self-healing, shoot-through shields for use in urban combat. While the Pentagon’s research division acknowledges that there are “significant technical obstacles” in the process, it’s fairly gung-ho about developing a technology combining metamaterials, ‘coded’ obscurant systems, and a bunch of other stuff no one really understands. Trust us, you’ll thank them if the Harkonens try and overthrow your spice-mining operation.

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