Where Heidi Julavits failed, the military-industrial complex may have succeeded. "Snark" has jumped the shark:

Meet the Snark - an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle of immense capability that demonstrates just how far the breed has come in such a short period of time. Constructed mainly of Carbon Fibre and Kevlar, the Snark is light and fast (280 km/h), quiet (special rotor blades make it extremely quiet ), virtually invisible to radar or infrared detection.

What makes the machine even more terrible is its powerful payload : The Snark discharges thousands of tiny Elizabeth Spierses per minute.

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The Snark - the meanest VTOL UAV on the planet [Gizmag]

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