weapons

Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally
What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb in the Marianas Trench?

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb in the Marianas Trench?

Inspired by an XKCD comic and made by Kurzgesagt in response to a viral video full of lies
Google DeepMind founders and others including Elon Musk promise not to develop AI weapons

Google DeepMind founders and others including Elon Musk promise not to develop AI weapons

Some of the world's most powerful tech leaders and many esteemed academics have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons. The most notable signatories include the three
Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, vowed on Wednesday never to apply their
US Government Concedes That 3D Printed Guns Are Legal

US Government Concedes That 3D Printed Guns Are Legal

After threatening the prosecute Wilson, the Justice Department under Trump has acquiesced to Wilson's demands and will rewrite federal law to make 3D printed guns legal. The post US Government
I Want to See This Javelin-Launching Slingshot Cannon Shatter Records At the Olympics

I Want to See This Javelin-Launching Slingshot Cannon Shatter Records At the Olympics

The Olympics are supposed to be a series of competitions that test the physical capabilities of the competing athletes. But increasingly, it seems like it’s become a competition over which athlete
How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.
There’s plenty of evidence that Donald Trump didn’t stop North Korea’s nuclear program

There’s plenty of evidence that Donald Trump didn’t stop North Korea’s nuclear program

Weeks after calling questions about the vague statement signed by the US and North Korea at a landmark June 12 summit “insulting and ridiculous and…
Chinese “laser rifle” makes science fiction frighteningly real

Chinese “laser rifle” makes science fiction frighteningly real

Lasers, by their very nature, have the potential for harm but most of the dangerous applications of the technology has been limited to science fiction until recently. But while companies like Lockheed
Chinese “laser rifle” makes science fiction frighteningly real

Chinese “laser rifle” makes science fiction frighteningly real

Lasers, by their very nature, have the potential for harm but most of the dangerous applications of the technology has been limited to science fiction until recently. But while companies like Lockheed

Chinese company claims its ‘laser AK-47’ can set you on fire from half a mile away

Lasers! Everyone loves them, everyone wants them. But apart from a few niche applications they have failed to live up to the destructive potential that Saturday morning cartoons taught us all to
Powerful Photographs Challenging Gender Roles in an Indian Martial Arts School

Powerful Photographs Challenging Gender Roles in an Indian Martial Arts School

Photographer Nadja Wohlleben's new series 'A Sword & A Sari' explores self-defense and female empowerment in the Republic of India
Sculptural Guns Made from Typewriters Because Words are Mightier

Sculptural Guns Made from Typewriters Because Words are Mightier

“Mightier Than” is a provocative series by artist Ravi Zupa
The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off

The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off

Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.
Make a cardboard shiv: Another way to recycle an Amazon box

Make a cardboard shiv: Another way to recycle an Amazon box

From the Dept. of Making-Knives-Out-of-Oddball-Things, aka kiwami japan, comes the "sharpest Cardboard kitchen knife in the world," one made from an ordinary Amazon box. It chops, it dices, it
U.S. obsession with guns is driving up gun ownership around the world, study finds

U.S. obsession with guns is driving up gun ownership around the world, study finds

U.S. citizens are the proud owners of some 46 percent of the world’s civilian-owned firearms — both illegal and legal​, according to a new decade-long study.
Nukes Aren’t the End of North Korea’s Arsenal

Nukes Aren’t the End of North Korea’s Arsenal

Any deal needs to remember Pyongyang's range of deadly programs.
Google Makes a Vague Pledge to Limit Work on Artificial Intelligence in Weapons, Surveillance

Google Makes a Vague Pledge to Limit Work on Artificial Intelligence in Weapons, Surveillance

CEO Sundar Pichai vowed Google would refuse to purse any initiatives that are "likely to cause overall harm."
Google Makes a Vague Pledge to Limit Work on Artificial Intelligence in Weapons, Surveillance

Google Makes a Vague Pledge to Limit Work on Artificial Intelligence in Weapons, Surveillance

CEO Sundar Pichai vowed Google would refuse to purse any initiatives that are "likely to cause overall harm."
US Army tests Third Arm stabilizer to help soldiers wield big guns

US Army tests Third Arm stabilizer to help soldiers wield big guns

The US Army is developing a “third arm” that can help soldiers hold and stabilize a heavy weapon. This third arm, as the Army calls it, was developed by mechanical engineer Dan Baechle and is