It's easy to shut someone up with a gun. It's harder to do it reversibly. Japanese researchers have developed a non-lethal gun that uses lasers (lasers!), microphones, and a directional speaker system to fire your words right back at you, jamming your brain and keeping you from speaking coherently.
At the end of last month, the Navy got an early Valentine's Day present in the form of a prototype fully-weaponized naval railgun. And on Tuesday, it released a video of its first shot, which we're officially filing under "things not to get in the way of."
They say the brain is the most powerful weapon. If new advancements in neuroscience are any indication, we could be seeing soldiers plug into weapon systems — Matrix-style — to control things like drones and vastly improve training sessions.
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.
Today we have dozens of instruction manuals, television shows and movies showing us how to actually survive a zombie apocalypse. Thus, the only thing missing is the right equipment, until now.
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.
Just who do those comets think they are, huh? HUH? All cruising around the solar system, leaving their dirty ice trails everywhere. NASA's gonna go in and show them who's boss, and the agency's bringing in the big guns to do it. Literally.
Who seriously needs knife cufflinks? I can think of a few guys, Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne or James Bond might find them handy. These stainless steel shirt decorations aren't just for looks, they're deadly enough to take your eyeballs out.
What's the biggest problem with flamethrowers? They're just so bulky! What if I want to spray fire with one hand while drinking a beer with the other? You just plain can't. Until now, thanks to the flamethrower pistol.
Carrying a slingshot must be out of style this already, because this lately, it's all about the crossbows. This here is Patrick Priebe's WristBow — a homemade crossbow-gauntlet that can take your eye out from nine feet away with laser-targeted accuracy. Be scared.