If you thought technology couldn’t get any faster or smaller, think again. The latest supercomputer to hit the streets isn’t an iPad, tablet, or even a smart phone. Instead, it is built right into the glasses of police officers who will soon be scouting out large crowds, scanning for criminals without ever even having to go near them. What we’re talking about here are the (seriosuly named) “RoboCop” glasses, which are named after the 1987 action film.

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IBM’s Jeopardy! winning supercomputer, Watson, has proven to be one of the most intelligent machines ever created. Not only can this computer answer complex questions better than humans, it can also use sophisticated analytics to analyze about 200 million pages of content in about 3 seconds and come up with a solution for almost any problem or question asked of it.

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If you ever wanted to design a super car loaded with as many weapons and tools as you could imagine (think your own personal Batmobile), now is finally your chance. Not only do you get an opportunity to design the craziest vehicle you can dream up and see it built in real life, but you can also win up to $7,500 in prize money from the Pentagon’s research branch, DARPA.

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The Pentagon’s research branch, DARPA, is great at turning wacky and cool ideas into real inventions and tools. Their next target is to take heat-vision technology and shrink it to such a small size that it would fit in the palm of a soldier’s hand. And not only that, but they hope to get it small enough to become part of a smartphone or a rifle scope to allow soldiers to clearly see in the dark without carrying any extra equipment.

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Biometrics, and fingerprint scanners in particular, are effective in helping soldiers tell who’s an ally and who’s an enemy. The drawback to biometric scanners, however, is that the person in question has to come in physical contact with the soldier scanning his/her prints; thus putting the person doing the scanning in danger every time they want to read a potential criminal’s prints.

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