Weapons

What Are These Giant Concrete Rings Built By The Nazis?

These huge concrete rings were built by the Germans during World War II on the coast of the Barents Sea. For decades, the Soviet military limited access to them after the war was over, fuelling speculation about their purpose. Conspiracy theorists and local folk claimed they were test grounds for Nazi wonderweapons and antigravity devices.


Meet Porton Man, The $2 Million Robot Soldier Guinea Pig

Looks like Boston Dynamics’ super creepy hazmat robot, Petman, just got a new best friend. Say hello to Porton Man, the Ministry of Defence’s brand new $2 million, animatronic robot pet.


This Smart Attachment Makes Judge Dredd's Lawgiver Gun A Reality

In the 2000 AD comics, anyone who had the balls to disarm the brutal Judge Dredd and attempt to use his Lawgiver pistol against him would be left flailing, with the weapon smart enough to know when it wasn’t being wielded by the lawman. It’s a concept that’s now set to become a reality thanks to the Sentinl Identilock.


Can Stun Guns Cause Cardiac Arrest?

Most of us have probably laughed at someone on television getting shocked by a stun gun. They tense up and fall to the ground, seizing like an epileptic. Once the shocking stops, the person gets up, seemingly unharmed. The occasional wet-your-pants complication is classic humour! All joking aside, there have been several reports showing the use of high voltage stun guns, like the Taser, (known in the medical world as electronic control devices { ECD’s}) can (rarely) cause cardiac arrest.


Briefly: A Detailed Look At Russia's Formidable Arsenal In Crimea

You are looking at one of the reasons why Stalin-wannabe Vladimir Putin doesn’t want to let go of Crimea: Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. Foxtrot Alpha explains why and shows us the Black Sea Feet and its weapons in detail.


Awesome Video Selfie Of The F-16 Pilot Firing A Missile

That selfie of a Danish F-16 pilot firing a Sidewinder missile is actually a frame from a cool video. I’d rather have a perfect animated selfie in an infinite GIF loop though, so I made this one. Here’s another shot as seen from the side.


The Arrow-Shooting Slingshot: Y'Know, (DEFINITELY NOT) For Kids!

We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they’re designed to fire actual hunting arrows like the Survival Slingshot that lets you take down prey larger than sparrows and squirrels.


This Is What A Ground-Penetrating Nuclear Bomb Impact Looks Like

A ground-penetrating nuclear bomb has been slammed into the surface of the US for the first time in six years — but, fortunately, without its nuclear warhead in place.


Can You Safely Catch A Bullet Fired By A Gun?

Catching a bullet as it flies through the air is a tired, old illusion — but can it actually be done in real life? Surprisingly, yes — at least theoretically.


Throwing Snowballs Is For Losers Who Don't Have Specialised Weaponry

Snowball fight? Those are for idle teens who have nothing better to do than to go windmilling around, awkwardly flinging globes of snow with little speed and even less accuracy. Snowball war, complete with its own customised slingshot arsenal? That’s what I’m talking about.