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The Pentagon's New List Of F-35 Bugs Is Predictably Awful

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircrafts are loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don’t fire yet, and the computers still don’t work right.


Nerf's New Brainsaw Blaster Includes A Spinning Foam Chainsaw

When the zombie apocalypse finally hits, blasters alone won’t be enough to keep the brain-hungry hordes at bay. So with its new Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster, Nerf has managed to incorporate a working chainsaw with a kid-safe foam blade.


Nerf's Finally Made A Blaster With A Removable Action Camera

Back in early 2014, Nerf introduced its first blaster with an integrated video camera — the N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster — for recording your attacks on unsuspecting victims. Two years later we now have a follow-up with the N-Strike Modulus Battlescout ICS-10 that finally makes the camera removable.


Watch A Knife Get Forged From A Steel Cable

Video: With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped into a knife. There is so much work in the transformation but the end result is totally worth it.


A Bullet Fired Underwater Doesn't Shoot That Far

Video: No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel. But if you find yourself in such a situation, let’s all hope that it’s underwater. Here’s our favourite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it’s fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment. The bullet nosedives after getting shot and only travels about a metre. If you’re more than like 2m away from the rifle, you’d be fine.


Is Titanium Basically Bulletproof?

Video: Titanium is strong, super light and has a cool name, but is it bulletproof? Demolition Ranch tries to puncture a hole in a 3cm thick titanium plate by shooting different calibre bullets and guns at it, and the results are pretty impressive. The titanium plate can withstand little pellet guns all the way up to huge arse armour piercing .50 cal black tip bullets. Titanium, very impressive.


The Crazy Weapons US Airport Security Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you travelling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere sight of border security, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug — because there’s a good chance that they have seen some crazy shit.


What Is The Most Powerful Weapon In Sci-Fi History?

Image Cache: What’s the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi universe? How does a lightsaber in Star Wars compare to the energy sword of Halo? What about a Death Star vs Doctor Who‘s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb?


A Variable-Velocity Gun Can Shoot Just Slow Enough To (Hopefully) Not Kill People

Less-than-lethal weapons like rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds are a bad compromise, using a projectile that’s too slow to kill and too big and heavy for real accuracy. A bullet that can change its velocity based on how far it has to travel would be a good solution, even if it looks weird as hell.


A Reporter Got Stabbed While Testing A Stab-Proof Vest

Video: When a reporter from Israel volunteered to test a stab-proof vest, he probably didn’t expect to actually get stabbed. Sadly, for him especially, he did.


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