army stories

The University of Michigan had a game to play in five minutes, but no one could find a football to get things going. What ever could they do? Well, a quick call on the 101st Airborne hotline (sitting on the university president's desk, of course) had Sergeant Adam Sniffen parachute a ball in to the roar of the crowd.
The Army has a new laser-based 3D mapping robot, one that can create imagery of a surrounding area using, yes, lasers. It uses a mirror-based LIDAR system that "bounces a laser off a rapidly rotating mirror and gleans environmental information...