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Aiming a weapon is harder than it looks. Shooters need clear views of a distant object (the target) and a near one (the iron sight at the end of the rifle barrel) at the same time. But the eye can’t quite pull this off, as a simple experiment shows: Point at a faraway house or storefront, then try to bring both your finger and the building into focus. One or the other will be blurry.

Enter the MicroSight…. It allows the shooter to focus on both the target and the front sight.

Full Story – HERE

Or watch this video if you are too lazy to read:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOJYYwytD8g[/youtube]

If you ask me, David Crandall (the Engineer who developed this technology) should have quit his job, got his own funding, and started his own company. He basically just threw billions of dollars in the garbage by letting his employer (the Idaho National Laboratory) have the technology.

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Using a modified version of Newton’s cradle, a series of stainless steel balls suspended by fishing wire, scientists from the California Institute of Technology have created a powerful weapon for soldiers and doctors known as a “sound bullet.”

Full Story – HERE

Luckily the article goes onto say that metamaterials ( which is what they refer to this field of science as ) are very difficult and time consuming to create.  Hopefully the TSA doesn’t blow this out of proportion or we will all be flying naked soon with gags in our mouths over fear of acoustic terrorism.

It will be interesting to see what new inventions and applications come out of this.

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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