The Fifth Element's Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg is not a nice man, but he sure knows how to design one hell of a sci-fi gun. His ZF-1 rifle — which is a machine gun, flamethrower, rocket launcher and so much more — has inspired its own following of admirers, including Adam Savage of the MythBusters.
The military has been investing in several different kinds of fancy bullets over the last few years, from bullets with smart microgrenades to bullets with fins that can steer to their target. And in order to be able to use the right bullet for the right task, the Army wants a gun that can custom-select ammo at hundreds of rounds per minute.
For Richard "RatedRR" Ryan, nothing says "I love you" more than shooting the living daylights out of a new Apple product. With the new iPad launched, Ryan spared no time in shining up the old assault rifle and shotgun to show Apple's new tablet who's boss.
If your parents ever yelled at you to get out of the house to get some exercise (or if your own conscience bugs you about it) but you didn't want to stop playing Call of Duty or Halo, Hasbro has a compromise: Lazer Tag, which mixes first shooting video game play with the real world. Update at the bottom of this post.
There's a fella on YouTube showing off some serious MacGuyver skills. He's made a bullpup-style machine gun that fires BBs, using a 20-ounce soda bottle and some over-the-counter parts totally $15. He shows it off firing at a target, and it looks like it does some serious damage.
President Obama gave all the kids the presidential seal of approval as he checked out the projects at the White House Science Fair, but when it came to Joey Hudy's Extreme Marshmallow Cannon, he insisted on actually testing the thing out.
The U.S. Army has been very pleased with its fancy new XM25s, the gun that can shoot "smart" bullets at enemies behind cover. But the XM25's bullets are only smart in one dimension, while Sandia National Labs has just tested a prototype laser-guided bullet that can steer itself and home in on targets.
The XM25 is a $35,000 weapon that fires tiny little 25 millimeter grenades up to 500 yards. But these aren't just any microgrenades: they're smart microgrenades that can penetrate heavy cover and then explode when they're on the other side.
The NYPD is looking to create a mobile version of the kind of full body scans we're all used to at airports, in that it'd show the shape of objects stored underneath clothing. The system would allow police officers to spot armed passerby on the street without ever having to get out of a police van.
In response to civil unrest in August that threw the U.K. into chaos, police forces there plan to trial a laser weapon that would cast a ten-foot wall of light that briefly blinds those caught in its path at a distance of 1,600 feet.