Just a few weeks after DARPA launched that sub hunting game, the U.S. Navy is going to try a little crowdsourcing of its own, with game designed to come up with new ways to fight those pesky Somali pirates.
Flight simulators are a dime a dozen, but who has the best rig? Not this guy, or this guy, or even this guy. That prize belongs to the U.S. Navy and its really huge T-45C visual simulator with 180-degree video views.
Who would have thunk that the secret to invisibility might be within that of the multi-armed squid? The U.S. Navy is pumping $5 million into a team of scientists at Duke University over the next five years to see if they can tap into the squid's special "light sensitive organs" for use on the battlefield.