The Lite Machines "Voyeur coaxial-rotor VTOL UAV" (US Navy spy-copter)

One of modern life’s great pleasures is cruising YouTube for odd videos of experimental technology. A lunatic on a rocket bike. An inventor with a death-wish positioning his head a few inches from a spinning rotor. A man risking carbon monoxide poisoning and all kinds of exotic death by using jet engines he bought off the Russian eBay in his garage.

And today, this – a twin-propeller, hand-launched spy helicopter drone thing you carry around with you in a tube until it requires deployment in a spying situation. Then you set it free like a dove of peace.

Maker Lite Machines was commissioned to come up with this spying “solution” by the US Navy…

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Gary CutlackThe Lite Machines "Voyeur coaxial-rotor VTOL UAV" (US Navy spy-copter)

US Navy boasting about how hard its new railgun is

The US Navy has been boasting about its military might on the internet, releasing photos and videos of its magnetism-powered new railgun to the masses. It’s the sort of thing you expect of Middle-Eastern countries or North Korea, not the USA.

The US Navy boffins are so pleased with themselves and their awesome new way of keeping the world in check, they’ve put a few videos of their rail-gun being tested up on YouTube. Here’s one:

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Gary CutlackUS Navy boasting about how hard its new railgun is