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Ever wondered what it's like to be a soldier? This section defines the people, technology and science used to equip soldiers. Articles here range from the technology of war and military snipers to gas masks and body armor.

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What does tear gas do?

It is pretty common to hear someone on the news say, "The crowd was dispersed with tear gas." What is tear gas? What does it do?


How Gas Masks Work

How Gas Masks Work

Gas masks are used to filter out harmful gas and particles from the air industrial workers breathe. Learn about gas masks and how gas masks are made. See more »

How Military Camouflage Works

How Military Camouflage Works

Camouflage is critical in military operations. Learn about different types of camouflage and see how the art of blending in is keeping up with modern detection systems. See more »

How Body Armor Works

How Body Armor Works

Look at hard body armor and other modern armor technologies to see how they can stop bullets. See more »

What is an MRE?

I've seen how the U.S. Army's food now comes in plastic pouches called MREs. Is this real food? How does it taste? See more »

What does tear gas do?

It is pretty common to hear someone on the news say, "The crowd was dispersed with tear gas." What is tear gas? What does it do? See more »