#Weapons

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The Air Force's 'rods from god' could hit with the force a nuclear weapon — but with no fallout

A bundle of telephone-pole sized tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching up to 10 times the speed of sound.

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US Navy Tests Laser Weapon That Can Hit Missiles At Speed Of Light

The speed of LaWs is 50,000 times the speed of an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile. The new technology does not need any heavy and costly missile.

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This guy just built a working miniature Death Star - CNET

The latest creation from a German laser hobbyist on YouTube threatens to create a terrible disturbance in the Force.

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This guy’s ridiculous homemade rail gun shoots ‘ionized plasma’ bullets

Of all the crazy garage-built weapons I’ve ever come across, this one from YouTuber/tinkerer Alex Smyth is definitely one of the craziest. Aside from the fact that it looks like a prop that was stolen from the set of District 9, Smyth’s “phased plas

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The biggest human-made explosion in history happened 54 years ago this week

The Tsar Bomba was one of the most fearsome devices ever built, a multistage hydrogen bomb that...

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Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

With pinpoint accuracy, this electronic warfare drone can black out opposing forces at will.

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Watch The U.S. Navy’s New Laser Weapon Take Out Two Ships

From Yahoo News: The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that a new laser weapon deployed into Persian Gulf earlier this year performed seamlessly during testing that wrapped up in November, and declared the weapon a success.

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7 Ingenious Weapons From History That Should Never Have Worked

Human ingenuity has a way of triumphing over basic logic, and weapons design is one area where impractical ideas and designs have actually worked out.