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SEALs Divulge Top Secret Info In Game Development
2012-11-09 21:14:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Web site for Electronic Arts´ “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” the video game is “The only game that gives players the ability to be in real world events.” “This personal story was written by actual Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas. In it, players step into the boots of these warfighters and apply unique skill sets to track down a real global threat, in real international...

US Navy Successfully Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile Over Pacific
2012-05-11 09:37:22

The latest upgrade to America´s primary defense against a missile attack from belligerent enemies, assuming one ever launched a ballistic missile against the US, has successfully destroyed a test missile off the coast of Hawaii this week, writes Robert Beckhusen for Wired News. The Raytheon-built Standard Missile-3 interceptor is key to the next phase of an anti-missile shield being built by the United States in and around Europe, Pentagon´s Missile Defense Agency (MDA)...

DARPA Orders Prototype AR Contact Lenses
2012-04-15 05:12:00

Pentagon officials have reportedly ordered a special type of contact lenses that provide a wide field of vision while also allowing individuals to focus both on a specific image and on their environment at the same time, CNET and BBC News are reporting. The contacts ordered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are prototypes of Innovega's iOptik lenses, and CNET Senior Writer Martin LaMonica said that they allow users to focus on images at both very close and far-off...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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