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Smart Bullets

Posted on the 08 February 2012 by Mikeb302000
Smart Bullets
Smart Bullets
At 4 inches long and a half-inch in diameter, the bullet directs itself like a tiny guided missile and can hit a target more than a mile away.
It's designed to twist and turn, making up to 30 corrections per second.
This isn't the only nifty and costly little toy they're working on.
Defense department researchers and contractors are already developing flying nano-bots that can stream live video, contact lenses that would allow soldiers to focus simultaneously on virtual digital images and their surroundings, and smartphone apps that help with tactical operations.
What's your opinion? Does a report like this help explain why military spending for development is so high? Or does it highlight the absurdity of its excess?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.

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