A custom-made tank dock is the perfect way to treat your iPhone like a general, if you can afford it. You probably can't.
In what we know is a real story, Syrian rebels have made a leap of necessity in their struggle against the government of Bashar al-Assad. The Al-Ansar brigade has built a functioning tank that will supposedly withstand 23 mm cannon fire. It will return fire in a way we are familiar with: with a PlayStation controller.
Energy efficiency might not always be the highest priority for the military, but after hearing about how the Army spends more on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan than NASA's entire budget, we think they should give it a second look. And they are, with a new generation of gas-electric hybrid tanks.
Generally, tanks are not designed with the ability to fly, much less the ability to fall through the air from a couple thousand feet up and land safely. You can strap a bunch of parachutes to them and hope for the best, but a much more effective (and much more awesome) way to do it is to use rockets instead. Just ask the Russians.
I don't know what the point of having a boat is if you can't drive it on land. I mean, there's just so much cool stuff to do on land, what with swimming pools and aquariums and water parks and such. All of these problems are now solved with with the Iguana: a boat with retractable tank treads.
This is the Acer, a 4,500 pound robot tank designed to withstand pretty much anything, including a bomb exploding right underneath it.
Our vote for the most kickass mayor of the year goes to Arturas Zuokas, mayor of Lithuania's capital Vilnius. How does he handle illegal car parking on bike lanes? By crushing a Mercedes-Benz with a tank.
It's a bad day to be a rocket-propelled grenade or anti-tank missile, as Israel is field testing and deploying its "Trophy" active defense system that uses fancy radars and jets of liquid metal to autonomously shred any incoming threats in the blink of an eye.
When tanks reach the end of their life, they go to a graveyard, and not to the ocean like old subway cars. There, they sit, with their days numbered and their armored exteriors rusting away.
No longer will we have to choose between tanks and submarines when we need to go to the grocery store on the other side of an ocean that's also being shot at.