Weapons

Flamebone: The best way to make band cool again?

Flamebone: The best way to make band cool again?

There are a few cool, marching bands out there. The last time I took the kids to a parade there was a band from one of the community colleges that danced around as they played and it was cool. For the most part marching bands are a bit boring. I would totally go to the concerts the local high school puts on for its band if they had horns that shot flames. This guy has taken a trombone that will actually play and turned it into a flamethrower.

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Joerg “Zombie Killer” Sprave is back with a saw blade slingshot

Joerg “Zombie Killer” Sprave is back with a saw blade slingshot

Good old Joerg Sprave is back with another deadly and scary slingshot to share with us all. If ever a geek needed to make a cameo in The Walking Dead, this is the guy. His inventions would be the perfect weapons once you run out of bullets during the Zombie Apocalypse. The last time I talked about Sprave he was showing off his machete slingshot. This time around, he has a new slingshot that is flinging blades from a circular saw.

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US Military Employs Greatest Weapon Ever: Solar Power

US Military Employs Greatest Weapon Ever: Solar Power

What wins wars? Fuel. Have you ever seen or read the investigation titled "Guns, Germs, and Steel?" It's all about how the most common root between all successful societies is climate zone, the ability to grow crops and settle have made all great groups prosper. Here's a microcosm of that - US Marines using solar panels, cutting their fuel consumption by 90 percent. You think groups with fewer resources have the same ability to save energy? There's a plateau these troops have reached that just make them better, isn't there? The fuel they're saving is diesel fuel, and the place they're sitting is Afghanistan.

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Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Canes have been a good way to conceal weapons for a long time. Usually, though, it's a blade of some kind in there. Or, maybe the cane itself is your weapon of choice. Either way, it's a trick that's been tested, and proven effective. The Zap Cane, though, may take things a bit too far. And not because it has a flashlight built-in, either.

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BAE borrow Batman Tumbler style for concept battle bots

BAE borrow Batman Tumbler style for concept battle bots

BAE Systems has admitted to have borrowing stylistic cues from the Tumbler Batmobile used in the rebooted Batman franchise for some of their latest ground warfare concepts. The team responsible for the Future Protected Vehicles project told The Engineer that one particular unmanned assault vehicle, Raider, was inspired by the Tumbler's motorbike-style turning system and wheel configuration.

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$45.8Million Awarded to Lockheed Martin by US Navy for Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter

$45.8Million Awarded to Lockheed Martin by US Navy for Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter

You love war, right? Everyone does. You know who does the most? Robots. Robots love to go to war because even if their body is destroyed, their mind can be transferred back to the mainframe. It's a fact. Building on that idea (or not) is Lockheed Martin, now creating a helicopter that'll run entirely unmanned. The contract they're working on is called K-MAX and this helicopter's been given a $45.8 million dollar go-ahead by the US Navy.

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XM-25 Airburst Smart Gun Fielded on US Troops in Afghanistan

XM-25 Airburst Smart Gun Fielded on US Troops in Afghanistan

I can imagine my friend Josiah wouldn't have minded having one of these terrifyingly amazing death-launchers around when he was on his first tour of that gorgeous country. This is the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, aka XM-25 Airburst weapon, otherwise known as a smart gun or smart grenade launcher, designed by Heckler and Koch, is what the US army expects to be a "game-changer" in Afghanistan. Program manager for the XM25 Lieutenant Colonel Chris Lehner had the following to say about this weapons epic abilities: "You get behind something when someone is shooting at you, and that sort of cover has protected people for thousands of years, ... Now we're taking that away from the enemy forever."

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