Weapons

Navy testing remote controlled jet ski to detect swimming attackers

Navy testing remote controlled jet ski to detect swimming attackers

The US military is constantly adding new remotely controlled and automated weapons and surveillance systems to its arsenal. The USAF has a fleet of drones that can perform surveillance at a location or attack targets when they have weapons onboard. The US Navy is now testing out a remotely controlled platform of its own that will be used to patrol harbors where Navy ships are docked.

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Joerg Sprave creates a new slingshot that flings iPhones

Joerg Sprave creates a new slingshot that flings iPhones

Our sling shot making pal Joerg Sprave is back with his latest homemade slingshot. This time around, he's not flicking saw blades, machetes or even ball bearings as his ammo, he is using iPhones. I think Sprave might be onto something here. In the event of a zombie apocalypse you can collect all the iPhones from the walking dead you kill off with your saw blade slingshot and then use these iPhones to shoot at the next zombie hoard.

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Raytheon microwave warhead would fry enemy defenses, not blow them up

Raytheon microwave warhead would fry enemy defenses, not blow them up

Today in any military conflict there is a bunch of missiles and other exploding ordinance that is used against hard targets like air defenses to prevent them from being used on the opposing force and on civilians in the conflict. The way these missiles destroy the enemy equipment is by blowing it up. The high explosive warheads have the sad drawback of at times causing damage beyond what the military intends with civilian casualties always a risk, especially in heavily populated areas where defenses might be placed.

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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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