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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.

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Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.

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A photo tour of the ballistic missile submarine Redoutable

Take a tour of the Redoutable, the largest as well as the only ballistic missile submarine fully accessible to the public.

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DARPA is halfway to creating Spider-Man

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been driven up a wall -- a vertical glass wall -- with new tech inspired by geckos (and probably Stan Lee).

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Today's Army soldier gear (pictures)

Updated for 2014, the modern soldier carries a range of state-of-the-art communications gear, personal protection, and powerful weapons into combat.

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From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.

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A soldier's gear on D-Day (pictures)

A look at the cutting-edge gear a soldier would likely be carrying storming the beach at Normandy in 1944.

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Fallen soldier remembered with 3D-printed tribute

After being shot last August, Liam Nevins' bloody sleeve was cut off, becoming a keepsake. When he was killed a month later, his mother sought a memory -- a 3D print of the "Sleeve of Destiny."

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In Palau, lost WWII graves and unexploded bombs (pictures)

For years, BentProp Project volunteers have been seeking the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. And NGO Cleared Ground Demining has been removing bombs from the area.

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

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To find lost jungle graves, beware of unexploded WWII bombs

The BentProp Project has been searching the Palauan jungle for years to find the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. Unexploded WWII bombs make it a risky quest.

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How BentProp and undersea robots found long-lost WWII bombers

Hundreds of families of Americans missing in action in Palau since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers.

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