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Incredible Floating Backpack Is Every Hikers Dream

It sounds like something made up but the HoverGlide is a ‘floating’ backpack that will greatly reduce the stress backpacks typically place on the shoulders and back. While most backpacks move up and down from the momentum from when we move, the HoverGlide utilizes a special dual frame that allows the bag to seemingly float in place. This …

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Adorable Baby Seal Tags Along With Navy SEALs During Beach Exercise

It looks like there’s a new recruit joining the Navy SEALs. He’s a strong swimmer and he’s enthusiastic to be part of the group. Even though becoming a SEAL might be redundant since he’s already a seal (would that make him a SEAL seal?) he’s not letting that stop from tagging along with this elite …

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VIDEO: Apache Crashes Nose Down and Flips in the Ocean During Exercise

Footage shows an exercise that went horribly wrong for an Apache helicopter as it crashes nose first and flips into the sea in Greece. The helicopter belonged to the Greek army and suffered from engine failure, causing it to plunge into the Aegean Sea only several yards from a beach last September. Both pilots miraculously …

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The U.S. Military Has the Greenlight to Shoot Down Drones That Fly Over Bases

It’s illegal to fly a drone over a U.S. military base if you didn’t already know. It should be obvious, but the military really doesn’t like the idea of outside parties surveilling them. Now they’re taking their anti-drone policy a step further and giving the go ahead to shoot down any drone that becomes a …

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VIDEO: U.S. Navy Railgun Can Blast Through Three Inches of Steel at Mach 7

The U.S. militaries most powerful cannon isn’t what you’d expect. Where most modern projectile-firing weapons rely on gunpowder in order to tear across the sky and through their target, this railgun uses an electromagnetic pulse. It’s surprising to hear, but this railgun is capable of firing projectiles at Mach VII, can hit a target over …

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Group of Veterans and Enlisted Military Land 10-Foot Mako Shark from Shore in Rare Catch

American Yakers, a group of veterans and enlisted military member are still basking in their victory after one of the anglers landed a 10-foot mako shark from the beach. The anglers were in Navarre, Fla., when Chester Gamble, co-founder of the group, hooked up with the mako shark on Saturday, battling the beast for two hours. …

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‘Future Weapons’ Host and Former Navy SEAL Richard ‘Mack’ Machowicz Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Richard “Mack” Machowicz was a true living example of an American hero. The former US Navy SEAL and “Future Weapons” host on Discovery Channel, died at the age of 51 after a long battle with brain cancer. Mack spent 10 years serving as a Navy SEAL before his career in television began. Though he’s best …

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Russian Military Buys Five Dolphins for Combat Operations…Seriously

In a move straight from a certain (not so classic) 1973 film, the Russian government recently revealed they are looking to acquire five dolphins in an effort to bring back a Soviet-era military program that utilized sea mammals. With plans to use the dolphins in Crimea, the Russian defense ministry opened its bid at $24,000 …

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