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Iron Man-style suits in development

Power armour like that worn by Iron Man Tony Stark may soon be a regular sight on the battlefield. Technology firm Raytheon Sarcos are currently devel…

History of the U.S.: The Not-so-microwave

The same year that saw the invention of the atomic bomb also gave the world another hot device: the microwave oven. The principle behind microwave cooking was discovered by Percy Spencer, an engineer who worked for defense contractor Raytheon. After noticing a chocolate bar melted after accidentally being placed in front of a new “magnetron” [...]