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Whimsical Coffee Table Recreates The Start Of Our Planet's Nuclear Apocalypse

Designer Stelios Mousarris claims that his new Rocket Coffee Table was inspired by childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing with action figures. But perhaps repressed memories of the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear war, also played a part in its creation.

North Korea Fired Missiles Into Sea Hours After UN Imposed Tight Sanctions

South Korea has announced that its nearest neighbour in the North has fired six short-range missiles into the sea, just hours after tight UN sanctions had been imposed upon the country.

US Missile Mysteriously Turns Up In Cuba And No One Knows How It Got There

A Hellfire missile that the US shipped to Europe for NATO training purposes last year somehow wound up in Cuba. As far as straight up losing sensitive military technology goes, this is one of the biggest screw-ups of its kind.

Watch How Supersonic Russian Bombers Drop Their Giant Cruise Missiles

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has a 3500km range. Here’s training footage showing how those missiles are unleashed.

A US Navy Guided-Missile Destroyer Fires A Harpoon Missile In This Bad Arse Photo

And the rockets red glare. Here’s a bad arse picture of the USS Fitzgerald firing off a Harpoon missile during a drill. After seeing the photo, everything — why the USS Fitzgerald is classified as a destroyer, why the missile is called Harpoon — makes sense.

Add Missiles To The List Of Weapons You Can (Sorta) 3-D Print

3-D printing has already spawned dart guns, pistols, and rifles, but up until now, the 3-D printed arsenal has been lacking the firepower of a guided missile.

In Cold War LA, Nuclear Missiles Starred In Veterans Day Parades

That’s some serious military hardware parading down city streets, but, no, this isn’t Moscow’s Red Square — it’s Long Beach, California.

Monster Machines: Why The US Navy Is So Concerned About These Russian Missiles

Some folks question why the US Navy would need such exotic weapons as the Phalanx and SeaRAM systems, or even electromagnetic rail guns. These Russian-made, radar-guided anti-ship missiles are two such reasons.

How Fighter Jets Lock On (And How The Targets Know)

The primary technology that a military aircraft uses to lock and track an enemy aircraft is its onboard radar. Aircraft radars typically have two modes: search and track. In search mode, the radar sweeps a radio beam across the sky in a zig-zag pattern. When the radio beam is reflected by a target aircraft, an indication is shown on the radar display. In search mode, no single aircraft is being tracked, but the pilot can usually tell generally what a particular radar return is doing because with each successive sweep, the radar return moves slightly.

Giz Explains: Why Can't We Protect Commercial Planes From Attacks?

Last week’s downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend civilian jets against military-grade weapons?

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