What was the Claw of Archimedes?

Introduction The Claw of Archimedes (Ancient Greek: Ἁρπάγη, romanised: harpágē, lit. ’snatcher’; also known as the “iron hand”) was an ancient weapon devised by Archimedes to defend the seaward portion of Syracuse’s city wall against amphibious assault. Background Although its exact nature is unclear, the accounts of ancient historians describe it as a sort of crane… Read More

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Creative Art…

“The creative leader is one who will rewrite doctrine, employ new weapons systems, develop new tactics and who pushes the state of the art.” John O. Marsh Jr (1926 to Present) John Otho Marsh Jr. is an American politician and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law. He served as the United… Read More

Augmented Reality for Dogs

The US Army is testing augmented reality goggles for its working dogs. They will allow the animals to scout ahead of troops for IEDs and other hazards without handlers being required to be in close proximity. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is currently trialling prototype sets that let the dogs see visual indicators in… Read More

Hallmarks of a Great Officer…

“Today’s officer must have the mental flexibility, the imagination, to utilize to the fullest extent the developments of modern technology. Nevertheless, he must not lose his soldier’s soul in the laboratory. Above all he must have the integrity and character of a Washington, the moral conviction of a Lincoln, and the tenacity and fighting ability… Read More

Fortnite, VR & The British Army

British troops are tapping into a video game world to improve their sharp-end skills as they continue to trial a simulation based on a popular first-person shooter. The new virtual reality kit – which has the same roots as multiplayersensation Fortnite – allows 30 soldiers at a time to immerse themselves in a digital environment.… Read More

Wearables & Data: The ‘Smart’ Gym Is Here

What will the latest advances in mobile applications (apps), streaming, and wearables mean for the way members track their progress? Leveraging the right technology in your (small, medium or big) fitness business can put more customers more in control of their health and fitness, and provide personal trainers (and their managers) with increased efficiency. In… Read More