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The Military

Submission + - Robot Firefighter to Throw Extinguisher Grenades (discovery.com)

S810 writes: "Discovery News is running this article about the US Navy developing a robot capable of "throwing extinguisher grenades."

From the article: "Fire has proven deadly for sailors throughout the centuries of naval warfare. The U.S. Navy wants to counter that ancient foe with a humanoid robot capable of throwing extinguisher grenades as it nimbly moves about the narrow passages and ladderways of modern warships.""

NASA

Submission + - Secret Military Mini-Shuttle Marks One Year in Orbit (discovery.com)

S810 writes: "This from an article on Discovery News: "The military won't say what it has been doing with its experimental miniature space shuttle, but the pilotless spaceship, known as the X-37B, has been in orbit for a year now.

The 29-foot robotic spacecraft, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, was launched on March 5, 2011, on a follow-up flight to extend capabilities demonstrated by a sistership during a 244-day debut mission in 2010.

"We are very pleased with the results of ongoing X-37B experiments," Tom McIntyre, with the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office...""

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