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LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests - YouTube
The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These a...
nuclearweapons  history  weapons  war  usa  nuclear  youtube  video 
march 2017 by ignatz
Vespa 150 TAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Special Vespa scooter modified for military use with a 75mm recoilless rifle mounted.
vehicles  scooters  motorcycle  vespa  war  weapons  guns 
september 2014 by ignatz
Project HARP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a joint project of the United States Department of Defense and Canada's Department of National Defence created with the goal of studying ballistics of re-entry vehicles at low cost; whereas most such projects used expensive (and failure-prone) rockets, HARP used a non-rocket spacelaunch method based on a very large gun to fire the models to high altitudes and speeds.
weapons  science  usa  wtf  guns 
march 2012 by ignatz
On a Highway Near You: The Department of Energy’s Fleet of Nondescript Nuclear Transport Trucks | Public Intelligence
At a cost of $250 million a year, nearly 600 couriers employed by this secretive agency within the US Department of Energy use some of the nation’s busiest roads to move America’s radioactive material wherever it needs to go
weapons  usa  nuclearweapons  transportation  doom  failure  ha 
february 2012 by ignatz
They make one thing: modern tomahawks for soldiers.
warfare  weapons  axes 
november 2009 by ignatz
What’s Wrong with Israel’s EyeBall Bot?
“Oftentimes, the EyeBall, when thrown, lands behind a piece of furniture in the room, like a couch or a bed, and can’t see anything."
war  weapons  doomed  robots  eyeballs  throwbot  gadgets  failure  dangerroom 
july 2009 by ignatz
Armchair Generalist: How to Disarm a Nuclear Bomb
You never know when this will come in handy. Some equipment needed.
weapons  nuclear  disarmament  reference 
july 2009 by ignatz
The American Gunmaker: John M. Browning
Yes, it's a comic book about the life and work of the world's greatest gun maker.
browning  guns  cartoons  comics  history  wtf  m1911  BAR  weapons  war  yikes 
july 2009 by ignatz
Super-laser fully operational at last - Innovation-
"After more than a decade of work and $3.5 billion, engineers have completed the world's most powerful laser, capable of simulating the energy force of a hydrogen bomb and the sun itself."
lasers  science  government  usa  weapons  nuclearweapons  doom  madscience  wmd 
april 2009 by ignatz
Music Thing: eBay of the day: The MIDI Sword Keytar
Who doesn't love keytars and martial arts, and wish the two things could work together better?
music  design  failure  keytar  weapons  ha  no 
march 2009 by ignatz
Strobe Weapons Go Black After 'Immobilization' Tests | Danger Room from
The most ambitious project is the "immobilization device" built by Peak Beam Systems for the U.S. Army. Fitted to a small unmanned helicopter, "the Xenon based searchlight [can] be pulsed with a unique modulation (strobe) effect that results in immobilization to those within the beam," according to a contract announcement.
oppression  bigbrother  doom  weapons  sublethal 
march 2009 by ignatz
Northrop Unveils Bitchin' Bomber-Cycle | Danger Room from
Novelty motorcycle built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of weapon of mass destruction.
failure  commerce  villainy  usa  toys  advertising  war  weapons  motorcycles  b-2 
january 2009 by ignatz
Multi-Purpose Mini Robotic Platform
Smallish death robot. Carries rockets that kill at 30 meters and can hop over a 1 meter obstacle.
robots  war  weapons  doom 
december 2008 by ignatz
The Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella
Umbrella with which to beat the holy living hell out of opponents.
weapons  selfdefense  gadgets  umbrella 
july 2008 by ignatz
The 40-Foot Marshmallow Blaster. at Hammacher Schlemmer
Forty foot reach, can load with individual marshmallows or shotgun style with the mini ones.
marshmallows  weapons  guns  candy  toys  ha  cool 
july 2007 by ignatz
Great, the Taser people are bringing out a wireless "incapacitating" electrical projectile for shotguns.
weapons  oppression  taser  torture  yikes  room101  1984  no 
july 2007 by ignatz
Wrist Rocket
the original wrist slingshot
slingshots  weapons  ecommerce 
november 2006 by ignatz
From One Lab to Another: Los Alamos Info Breach and Meth Trailer Story Develops
Info breach and meth trailer! Info breach and meth trailer! Info breach and meth trailer!
weapons  government  security  drugs  losalamos  wtf  nuclearweapons  meth  no 
november 2006 by ignatz
The Davy Crockett and the W54 Warhead
bizarre low yield nuclear weapon intended to be fired by soldiers from a recoilless rifle
weapons  nuclearwar  bombs  nuclearweapons  insanity  wtf  coldwar  davycrockett 
june 2006 by ignatz
Self-defence with a Walking-stick
The Different Methods of Defending Oneself with a Walking-Stick or Umbrella when Attacked under Unequal Conditions (Part2)
history  howto  weapons  funny  reference 
january 2006 by ignatz
Ionatron :: What is LIPC?
laser induced plasma channel weapons
weapons  lightning  tesla  rayguns  future  augh 
august 2005 by ignatz
Defense Tech: Sand Bullets for Israeli Troops
OUCH! "Nonlethal" bullets made of powder. Including the "Avon" round that just knocks on your door.
warfare  war  weapons  guns  police  repression  pain 
august 2005 by ignatz
OfficeGuns - Guns Advanced - Super Maul
The king of office desktop weaponry.
weapons  fun  howto  office  gun 
july 2005 by ignatz
The First Bus to The Road of Death : Jalopnik
Armored bus of doom used in Iraq recalls bad cheesy postapocalyptic SF.
cars  war  gadgets  weapons 
june 2005 by ignatz

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