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Israeli military turns to nanotech to fight enemies

updated 05:40 pm EST, Fri November 17, 2006

Israel's bionic hornets

Having killed more civilians than fighters in the recent war with Lebanon, Israel is turning to smaller weapons, Reuters reports. "It's illogical to send a plane worth $100 million against a suicidal terrorist," says Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres. "So we are building futuristic weapons." Among these is robot dubbed the "bionic hornet," which (if completed) will be no bigger than its namesake, yet have the capacity to hunt, photograph and kill individual opponents. The scale of the robot will require nanotechnology to develop its parts. Other projects underway include strength-boosting gloves, and sensors designed to warn of suicide bombers. Peres says he hopes the first prototypes for these devices will be out within the next three years.



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