All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Plugging the UK explosives expertise brain drain

    The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom delivers higher education for members of the Armed Forces and government representatives. Visiting…
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    19 Feb
  2. Made to measure: the next generation of military 3D printing

    The military was quick to pick up on the potential for 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), when…
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    23 Jan
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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