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July 18, 2008

Starship Troopers — Chinese-Style


Not exactly what Dean Kamen had in mind when he invented the Segway but hey, they'll take all the sales they can get.

Associated Press photographer Fan Changguo's photo up top, which accompanies Calum MacLeod's story in today's USA Today about China's massive security blanket for the upcoming Olympics ("Missiles, 100,000 police on China's Olympic team" reads the article's headline), is captioned, "Members of the Jinan Special Weapons and Tactics team use Segways during an Olympic anti-terrorism training drill in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province, on July 2."

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