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  • May 14, 2014
    In 'why aren't you taking this seriously' news, members of the US Air Force recently announced a contingency plan to deal with a monster threat like Godzilla. God willing, this is where all my 2012 - 2013 tax dollars went. During an interview with the Smithsonian's Air and ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2014
    The UN is currently discussing a potential ban of robots that can kill autonomously. GOOD. The last thing we need is a bunch of robots killing all willy-nilly because they had a bad day at the sprocket factory. Honestly, no robot should even have the power to kill. Only God... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2014
    The US government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has commissioned two companies to build a hybrid, all-terrain stealth dirt bike with an engine that makes little to no noise. I must have one. The bears will never hear me coming. The Defense Advanced Rese... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    This is Poland's PL-01 Stealth Tank. It will be "the world's first fully operational stealth tank when it goes into service in 2018" (if you exclude all the other stealth tanks that have already been developed in secret that the government hides from us). You think the US gov... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2014
    This is a brief video of President Obama speaking during a press conference on military technology where he confirms the government is building Iron Man. Then denies it. Then says maybe. Then claims he can't say either way because it's classified. That's the problem with po... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2014
    This is an emergency brake test of a German Leopard tank behind a group of 23 humans (possibly slaves/prisoners). I assume the people standing in the middle drew the shortest straws. I would have run into the woods. Also, what's the purpose of a tank with an emergency brakin... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2013
    Really? Because I could have sworn all my professors were teaching droning. Get it?! Because they just rambled on monotonously all the time! "Well obviously they weren't teaching comedy." GOOD ONE. How's that dickbaggery major working out for you? The pilotless aircra... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is the latest video from DARPA, featuring a voice controlled LS3 (Legged Squad Support System), the grandson of BigDog. It takes voice commands now. Things like, "Power on" and "ATTACK!" Eventually, it will stop listening. And that day, my friends, will be a Tuesday. ... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2012
    Seen here doing his best to ignore the man behind him wearing underwear on his head, a spokesperson for Suidobashi Heavy Industries introduces the Kuratas, a 13-foot tall weaponized personal mecha for rich people to kill us all. ITS GATLING GUNS FIRE WHEN THE PILOT SMILES. ... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    Where you're looking: it's not where the quadrocopter is in the video. This is a video from that fake Ruskie guy of a quadrocopter with an attached machine gun. The video was sponsored by Call of Duty, presumably because the machine gun quadrocopter will be a usable weapon in... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Because a legged robot that can run faster than anybody but the quickest sprinters is something that should exist, DARPA and Boston Dynamics are happy to announce their new Cheetah robot can gallop at up to 18-MPH, shattering the previously record of 13.1-MPH, which was already... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2011
    Oh man, the fear we could strike in my neighborhood with this thing. In other hovering news, this is an immaculately conceived restored 1965 Marine Corps Huey gunship for sale on eBay. You and I are going to buy it together and take turns going on neighborhood patrol. Oooooo... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    It takes longer to heat up a burrito! Plus, what good is a burrito if it's 100 miles away? Zero. As you may recall, the Navy has been working on a railgun that they hope will eventually be able to accurately shoot projectiles up to 200 miles. And, well, they're halfway ther... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Northrup Grumman, a company best known for having two last names for a name, unveiled this machine gun wielding robot at the recent Association of the U.S. Army's Washington conference, solidifying in my mind that moving far, far away from DC was the right choice for me. The r... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2010
    Inflatable tanks were used in both world wars so this isn't exactly new news but I'm posting it anyway with the hopes Russia sends me some free vodka for the good publicity. So, yeah -- Russia has ordered a boatload of blow-up army vehicles at a cost of almost $3,200 per piece... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2010
    You know how in video games auto-aim lines you up with somebody's head even though in real life you're far too weak to hold a gun let alone hit the broad-side of a barn? Well apparently the technology's becoming a reality. BOOM -- HEADSHOT! BOOM -- HEADSHOT! BOOM -- HE-- ok... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2010
    Flying Hummers: I think I saw them on the menu at a Cirque du Soleil brothel. What?! I was writing an exposé! Just kidding, but I did write it off as a work-related expense. Business savvy: this guy. DARPA wants flying "Transformer" hummers for the military. AAI Corporat... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump. This is a little video of a mini cannon that's scarcely bigger than my wiener but packs an awful punch. Well, not an actual punch -- it's a cannon not a fist silly! Hit the jump to see the thing destroying a soda can, light bulb and beer mug, s... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2010
    The U.S. Special Forces is all set to test the new XM-25 Individual Airburst 'Smart Gun' this summer. And you all know what that means: I actually have no idea what that means. The gun fires a 25-millimeter "smart round" that can be detonated at pre-programmed distance, sprea... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2010
    This is a series of sculptures created using real human remains. Specifically, bones. Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you can't suck the marrow out of them. God you're twisted. Francois Robert has created a series of powerful artworks made out of real human bones t... / Continue →