Are you traveling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere sight of a TSA agent, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug—because there’s a good chance that they’ve seen some crazy shit.
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 Dr. Who’s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb? Foundation Digital made this infographic for Fat Wallet detailing the top sci-fi…
Ever read a fantasy book or watched a science fiction movie and struggled to suspend your disbelief due to the total lack of reality in some make believe weapons? Here’s advice for people writing this stuff on how to get guns and lasers and bow and wands right.
When you got one of the biggest guns in the world, you can’t just pop in a new magazine and start firing again. Well, you can but the new ‘magazine’ for the GAU-8 Avenger is so ginormous it needs to be trucked in and requires multiple Air Force guys to get the gun reloaded. It takes time to get giant bullets on board!…
Before you decide to shoot that drone out of your backyard, there are a few important things you need to know.
Schlieren photography lets us see the interference patterns in light created by the different densities in the air that the light passes through. This video uses it to let us look at the shock waves given off by different guns.
You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger.
Additive manufacturing has come a long way in past few years, including recent advances in metal 3D printing. Given the penchant for firearms in the United States, it's of little surprise to see the advent of the first functional 3D-printed metal silencer.
Sometimes, you want to show up holding a really big gun. Let people know you mean business, by hoisting a honking great shooter that you can barely hoist. But sometimes, subtle is best. When you want to be sneaky, or just really cute, with your choice of firearm, there's always these teeny tiny pistols.
Business is booming for gun ranges in the U.S., where 40 million Americans per year engage in recreational shooting. But when shooters use lead-based ammunition, they spread vapor and toxins that have made thousands of people ill. Federal and state regulators are doing little to ensure that ranges are kept clean.
If you've ever dreamed of a gun that could shoot around corners or over barricades, Google Glass is here to help. Now, if you link your smart gun to your Glass, you can aim for targets that are out of visual range.
In 2012, Cody Wilson founded Defense Distributed — a company whose mission is to "defend the civil liberty of popular access to arms" through "information and knowledge related to the 3D printing of arms." In an interview, Wilson talks about his next big plans, and says the Newtown shooting was "the cost of freedom."
Current laws governing the possession of firearms in Australia are very strict. And now, politicians and police are turning their attention toward guns made from 3D printers, in a campaign to make them illegal, while warning the public of the dangers to those who use them.
Gamers and scifi enthusiasts are familiar with the much-vaunted railgun — an electrically powered projectile launcher capable of propelling objects at speeds reaching Mach 7. We've seen the Navy's railgun in action before — but we've never actually seen it destroy stuff. Until now.
Three years in the making, Mattel's new BOOMco series of blaster guns are aiming at the nerf gun juggernaut. Maybe they'll even take it down. Apparently these blasters don't just look pretty — they aim straight. Plus they come with a cutting-edge new kind of toy ammunition.
If you were already feeling a little paranoid about drones, this video will put you into complete terror mode. It's a DiY drone with a gun. What could go wrong? Find out, in this slo-mo capture of a drone on a shooting rampage.
Last December, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre decided to blame Hollywood's "blood-soaked" gun "pornography" for gun violence. But now, the NRA has posted a list of great gun movies, and what they taught us. What important lesson about guns did we learn from The Terminator and Zombieland?
A plastic gun made on a 3D printer has been successfully fired. What's more, its developer has released the blueprints online, meaning anyone with the right 3D printer can create a gun of their own, right in their living room. Say hello to the dark side of the maker movement.
In 1982, Linda J. Knauss was shot in a holdup outside a boutique in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This past week, she passed away due to complications from that old wound. That means that 30 years after being shot, Knauss perished as the result of a homicide.
Famed comic book writer Warren Ellis has just published his second novel, Gun Machine, a noir detective tale set five minutes into the future, when private security companies are on the cusp of taking over police departments and mobile phones have become bendy pieces of plastic. A serial killer is on the loose in…