Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Military Inventions That We Now Use Every Day

See The Military Inventions That We Now Use Every Day 

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A surprising number of military inventions have found their ways into our civilian lives.
Here are just a few military-turned-everyday items.
1. GPS

When you rely on the GPS app on that Android phone to keep yourself from getting lost, you’re using the same Global Positioning System satellites set up by the U.S. Department of Defense in the early 1990s.
At President Clinton’s behest, the system became available to civilian users in 1996.

2. Freeze drying
Dippin’ Dots, anyone?
The technology that’s now used to make freeze-dried ice cream was first used widely during World War II as a way of preserving medical supplies that otherwise required refrigeration.

3. EpiPen
EpiPens, the auto-injecting syringes that allow you to give yourself a quick shot of epinephrine to stave off an allergic reaction, sprung from a similar device designed to protect soldiers from nerve agents and chemical weapons.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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