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Roman Battle Tactics (Jack’s Social Studies Project)

A friend came across this claymation video created by 11-year-old Jack, explaining Roman infantry tactics for his sixth grade Social Studies class. The video itself is fun (mainly when claymation non-Roman soldiers are killed); educational (he does explain infantry tactics used by Roman soldiers); and it’s neat to see what you can do with some [...]

Solar Powered Soldiers

The UK’s Ministry of Defense has issued a research grant to develop solar energy collectors that could be incorporated into the standard gear of infantry troops. It’s hoped that such equipment would reduce the weight of batteries that soldiers need to carry: “Infantry need electricity for weapons, radios, global positioning systems and many other vital pieces [...]