If you have even the slightest interest in some of the physiological effects that the war overseas has caused soldiers, you should, at the very least, check out Vice’s interview with Jim Frederick, author of the novel Black Hearts.
The interview covers a portion of the hardships endured by a platoon of the 101st Airborne Division while they were fighting in an area called the “Triangle of Death”. It’s crazy stuff and really makes you wonder how often things of this nature occur. Spoiler alert, they would have gotten away with it if everyone had kept their mouths shut.
On a lighter note, have you seen this 3-D printer? You scan any object, make any modifications that you’d like (such as the coloring of a certain area) and this printer will actually make a tangible replica of whatever you’ve scanned. You can check it out at LiveLeaks. I can’t imagine this being at all affordable but it’s still interesting, nonetheless.
Also, this video is awesome. Hooray for risking your life!