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This weapon is not a boomerang – it is its much heavier sibling from the Indian subcontinent

November 23, 2019

Everyone knows what a boomerang is. It is an ancient weapon of aboriginal Australians, who used it for…
Why it is easier to make a F-16 drone than F-4 drone?

November 20, 2019

Drones are incredibly useful in military application. They can target various sights without putting servicemen and servicewomen in…
New technology could help tracing the path of the bullet in shooting victims

October 7, 2019

We live in a violent world, where crime happens every day. Police forces nowadays have a lot of…
What’s the difference between offensive and defensive hand grenades?

September 26, 2019

You may think that a hand grenade is a simple weapon. You just throw it, it explodes and…
Although it may not seem like it, these things are actually highly effective weapons

September 6, 2019

Humanity has been at war for most of its existence. Even when no major conflicts were taking place,…
This bizarre looking thing was actually a very effective weapon, but how was it used?

September 3, 2019

This is an actual weapon. It may look a bit weird with spikes facing inwards, but this circular…
Russian roulette is a stupid game, but did you know old and well-oiled revolvers are not suitable for it?

July 22, 2019

Russian roulette is an extremely stupid lethal game, made popular by movies and TV. Essentially, each player takes…
What is this surprisingly beautiful weapon? How is it different from a tomahawk?

July 22, 2019

Take a look at this axe. It is not an ordinary carpenter’s or forester’s axe – this is…
How funny-looking war hammers replaced powerful swords? It was just a better weapon

July 20, 2019

Sword is a symbol of Middle Ages. However, later in the period something less scary replaced these cold…
What happens when you throw a live round into fire? Not what you think it does (Video)

July 4, 2019

Throw a live round in a campfire – what do you think is going to happen? Do you…
These kind of arrows were extremely difficult to pull out, but people in Middle Ages knew a trick

July 4, 2019

Arrow – ammunition of Middle Ages. Although you might think that these weapons were rather simple, they were…
Silencers make guns quieter, but did you know they also make them safer and more accurate?

June 3, 2019

Silencers do not completely remove the sound of the gun – these simple passive devices do not work…
One of the worst pistols in history – Glisenti Model 1910 was ruined by a bad decision

May 30, 2019

There are many poorly designed pistols, but rarely they are a bad as the Glisenti Model 1910. However,…
Sai – misunderstood ancient Japanese weapon, which is not a dagger

May 24, 2019

You may not know the name of it, but you’ve definitely seen sai – an ancient Japanese weapon,…
Probably the worst handgun ever made – what made Nambu Type 94 so terrible?

May 24, 2019

There have been many poorly designed weapons, but none of them reached production levels of the Nambu Type…
Why these revolvers look so unusual? What is so weird about their design?

May 6, 2019

Back in 1836 Samuel Colt patented a new revolver mechanism, which pretty much was the beginning of the…
Why cowboys only loaded 5 rounds in their 6-chamber revolvers?

May 5, 2019

Standard revolvers typically have 6 slot cylinders. Of course, it is not a rule – different designs allow…
Research Continues to Shed Light on Our Confusion Over Gun Violence and Mental Health

February 19, 2019

Soon after mass shooting incidents occur, people inevitably make links between gun violence and those with mental illness.…
Why the largest submarine in the world has a pool? Well, where else would you go after sauna? (Video)

January 31, 2019

Russian Akula submarines are the largest submarines ever built. In the West they are known as Typhoon-class submarines…
Suicide more prevalent than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

November 6, 2018

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms —…
Don’t Blow It! Safely Eliminating Chemical and Biological Munitions on the Battlefield

September 14, 2018

DASA has launched a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling…
Could you pull grenade’s pin out by hold the ring with your teeth? Nope

July 27, 2018

You can hear shooting in the background. Someone is screaming, people are running around with guns. Our hero…
Why old grenades used to have deep grooves? Why newer ones are completely smooth?

July 12, 2018

If you think of a hand grenade, most likely you imagine an old-school pineapple-looking weapon. Classic grenades used…
Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch)

June 19, 2018

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) is announcing the Army Expeditionary Technology…
Additive manufacturing advances K-9 training

April 30, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM) has gone to the dogs, thanks to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) new approach to…
Future Shocks: the impact of emerging technologies on international security

February 23, 2018

Ready or not, the science fiction gadgetry of the future is here: unmanned and autonomous weapons systems with…
How Good a Match is It? Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearm Identification

February 8, 2018

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of…
Reconstructing an ancient lethal weapon

February 1, 2018

Archaeologists are a little like forensic investigators: They scour the remains of past societies, looking for clues in…
A Brief History of Modern Warfare Technology: From Gunpowder to Drones

January 30, 2018

In the near future, United States military vehicles will be driven by robots, says Army Chief of Staff Mark…
Gun Safety Matters Challenge

October 22, 2017

A safely stored firearm can mean the difference between a tragic outcome and a life saved. Though many…
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