All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Women in Defence: Defence technology’s female future

    This year marks 100 years since women could first serve in the British military. Since then, British women have served…
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    14 Dec
  2. Cyber insiders: Putting warriors on the front line against hack attacks

    Cyber attacks against military targets are increasing exponentially. In June 2015 Brigadier Alan Hill, then head of Operate and Defend…
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    8 Aug
  3. Fat fighters: can tech tackle the global military obesity problem?

    The world’s waistlines are getting wider, and even military personnel, traditionally some of the fittest individuals around, aren’t immune to…
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    2 Aug
  4. Putting an end to cruel “Danish Bacon” animal wounding exercises

    Deliberately severely injuring animals so military surgeons can practice on them is such a horrific concept that it is no…
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    9 Feb
  5. Flyweight – the US Army’s quest for an airborne Ultra Light Combat Vehicle

    In Afghanistan and Iraq, the main threat to armoured vehicles came from IEDs and shoulder-launched missiles. Arms manufacturers tripped over…
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    6 Jan
  6. Latest In Defence – eye-like zoom; nuclear-inspired submarine; F-35 carrier landing

    Sandia eye-like zoom The zoom function on rifle scopes is vital for soldiers, and especially snipers, to get a close-up…
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    7 Dec
  7. Video feature: Graphene holds promise as body armour

      The Rice University team conducted miniature ballistic tests by firing microscopic projectiles at sheets of graphene, each consisting of…
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    7 Dec
  8. Falling cats and tumbling athletes inspire search and rescue robots

    Until now, search and rescue robots have been mainly tracked and either self-righting or able to operate either side up…
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    23 Nov
  9. Commercial crossover makes Aeroscraft military airship dream come true

    Long, silver, cigar-shaped – had the 81m Dragon Dream airship prototype shaken off its tethers when it was set loose…
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    20 Nov
  10. Straining ‘hearts and minds’ – the problem with private militaries

    On 16 September 2006, a US Army convoy accompanied by guards employed by the Blackwater private military company was approaching…
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    27 Oct