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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Listorama week day 1: Military technologies

Kicking off a week of lists...Technology that has driven military advances, according to the UK's Ministry of Defence. If you can answer the question "What's next?", perhaps you'd like to apply for the position of Director of concepts and technology, as advertised in The Economist this week.

Flint
Bow
Mace
Chainmail
Stirrups
Crossbow
Iron horseshoe
Chariot
Spurs
Longbow
Tiller
Compass
Gunpowder
Flintlock
Telescope
Bayonet
Charcoal
Steam engine
Rubber
Parachute
Electric motor
Gattling gun
Bakelite
Dynamite
Internal combustion engine
Powered flight
Radar
Telegraph
Sonar
Helicopter
Jet engine
Rocket
Guidance systems
Homing device
Hovercraft
Microchip
Laser
Robotics
Kevlar
Thermal imaging
Microwave
GPS
Meta-materials
Quantum computing

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