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America’s Omnidirectional Landmines Are (Somehow) Totally Legal


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Andrew Tarantola

September 6th

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America’s Omnidirectional Landmines Are (Somehow) Totally Legal


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Andrew Tarantola

September 6th

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This Wind-Powered Rolling Tentacle Ball Can Clear Landmines [Video]

Though it looks like a weapon from a generic machines vs man sci-fi movie, the Mine Kafon is actually a genius landmine clearer. Designed by Massoud Hassani, all you have to do is push the tentacle ball into a field of landmines and it can trigger mines to safely explode. More »


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Casey Chan

October 19th

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ASTAMIDS Fly-By Mine Detectors Save US Lives and Limbs [Monster Machines]

IEDs are far and away the greatest threat to our armed forces in Afghanistan, having killed nearly 700 soldiers since 2001 and accounting for roughly half of all US troop deaths in the region since 2008. The newly developed ASTAMIDS system aims to find these booby traps before our ground forces do. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

May 10th

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A 38-Ton Custom Bulldozer Crushes Leftover Landmines [Video]

After decades of strife, occupation, and conflict, Afghanistan has been left pockmarked with an estimated ten million anti-personnel landmines in its soils. It's a bad situation. There are mines like the the Soviet PFM-1 butterfly mine—especially popular with small children, who mistake it for a toy. But an anti-mine machine from Komatsu is working across the country to help Afghans literally save life and limb. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

April 27th

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Wounded Photographer Joao Silva Talks About His Injuries and the State of Photojournalism [Photography]

Photographer Joao Silva lost both of his legs last year to an IED landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He kept shooting as he was dragged to safety and treated by medics. But to hear him tell it, he's just an ordinary guy who ran into some bad luck. More »


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Kyle Wagner

August 30th

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Super Badass Photographer Joao Silva Talks About His Injuries and the State of Photojournalism [Photography]

Photographer Joao Silva lost both of his legs last year to an IED landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He kept shooting as he was dragged to safety and treated by medics. But to hear him tell it, he's just an ordinary guy who ran into some bad luck. More »


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Kyle Wagner

August 30th

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