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The perfect cloak of Frodo Baggins is still far off, if not impossible, but DARPA-funded researchers are working on a new kind of camouflage that would fall only a few steps short of elvish magic. According to Philip Moynihan, a NASA engineer who published a paper on the subject in 2000, so-called adaptive camouflage would visually merge soldiers with their surroundings--whether that's an urban backdrop or dense jungle brush. The basic principle is simple: Cameras would capture the scene behind the uniform while embedded displays would reproduce the image on its front.
Originally posted by devilwasp
you know it takes more than 1 shot from a sniper to find him.
FORT BENNING, Georgia (CNN) -- It's easy to hear a gunshot but often hard to tell where it came from. But that may change, thanks to new technology called "Bullet Ears" that uses sound to pinpoint instantly the source of gunfire.
The U.S. military is testing the system, which may prove helpful in spotting snipers. "It uses both the shock wave and the muzzle blast to do a high-precision localization of the bullet flight path as well as the sniper location," says Greg Duckworth of BBN Technologies, the Massachusetts company that developed Bullet Ears.