Whenever we watch TV shows or movies set in the distant future, more often than not guns that would have used bullets are replaced with laser blasters. This also seems to be a common trope in space battles where instead of firing projectiles, aircrafts use lasers instead to shoot things down.
[CES 2018] Have you ever wondered what happens when the authorities seize/confiscate illegal firearms? There are several ways that they can dispose of them, but one of the more interesting ways we’re seeing is through the Humanium project, which basically takes illegal firearms, melts them down into metal, and reuses them for something else.
Have you ever wondered what happens to all those bullets and bullet casings that are embedded into the ground, walls, or just strewn across the floor after a battle? It’s not as if there’s a cleaning crew that comes around and picks them up, right? Essentially what happens is that they become waste, waste that takes hundreds of years to biodegrade.
You guys might recall that in 2015, we reported on a device called the Xstat. This is basically a syringe of sorts where upon plugging it into a gunshot wound, would help seal the wound in 20 seconds thanks to the fact that the syringe is pack with tiny sponges. The device was designed for use in the battlefield and it should work in theory.
Facebook can be handy if you’re looking to buy things because there are various groups and pages that you can browse for certain types of products. Sometimes this might be cheaper than what you find in retail stores, and sometimes they might be secondhand products for people who don’t things that have been used.
On the open battlefield where you know that it’s more or less you and your enemy, you won’t have to worry about shooting civilians. However because sometimes combat can take place in cities and towns where civilians are staying, a stray bullet can injure or kill civilians unintentionally. However this is something that the US Army is hoping to change.
Facebook, apart from being a social media website, can also be used to perform transactions. Sellers could post what they are selling on Facebook groups, and interested buyers can contact them and arrange a meeting, or make a direct deposit in which the item can then be mailed to the buyer.
How often have we seen movies and video games in which guns are fired into the water, only to have the bullets seemingly travel in a straight line just like they would in real life? It turns out that this is actually not very accurate, and to prove that, physicist Andreas Wahl decided to put it to the test by putting his life on the line.
Most of the time when you see a taser, chances are they are being used by law enforcement officials. However what if you wanted to protect yourself as a civilian? What if you wanted something similar to a taser, except legal? The good news is that the company has recently launched a civilian device in the form of the Taser Pulse.
Guns that only work when it senses its owner is near or if it is fingerprint activated aren’t new. We have heard of and see such devices, but the down is that sometimes these guns are the guns that you want to shoot with. While there’s nothing wrong with those guns, we’re sure that there are gun owners out there who might have a favorite piece that they enjoy shooting […]
It is safe to say that most of us have had the good fortune of never experiencing what it would be like to be shot by a gun. However in the event that you do get shot by a gun, you might be relieved to learn that the FDA has recently approved a sponge-filled syringe that basically helps plug bullet wounds.Dubbed the Xstat Rapid Hemostasis System, this syringe isn’t new […]
Update – Salt has been pulled from Indiegogo. A statement on its website claimed that it was because “it straddled the traditional categories of safety device or weapon”. Refunds have since been given to those who pledged their support, and in the meantime the company is looking for alternative crowdfunding platforms.Most of you guys should be familiar with what a pepper spray looks like. It’s been featured in TV shows, movies, and you’ve probably […]
If you’ve ever played games like paintball, you know that enemies hiding behind walls and covers are hard to hit. We can only assume that will also apply in real-life situations such as during military encounters. However it seems that come 2016, the US Army will begin acceptance testing for a smart grenade launcher dubbed the XM25.The XM25 is a smart grenade launcher built by Orbital ATK and has been […]
Flying drones to take photos and stunning videos is a fun hobby and many great photographs and videos have been created because of that. However sometimes there are just some places where drones aren’t meant to fly over, like government facilities or the airport due to concerns about privacy and also potential danger.In fact over in the UK to help prevent drones from flying over sensitive areas to either attack […]