Military researchers at DARPA have been developing ammunition which can change its path in mid-air to ensure it always hits its target. Now, it can even correct itself mid-flight to hit a moving target.
According to the Rated RR guys, this is the most difficult trick in the world: Fire a bullet against a machete and split it in two hitting two targets. They didn't only do it once—but twice in a row. And then once more, shooting backwards using an iPad as a mirror to aim.
Rated RR tested the Radically Invasive Projectile (yes, RIP) ammo against ballistic gel, filming it in super-slow motion to show you what a bullet like this would do as it penetrates the flesh of a human body. It's pretty terrifying stuff.
According to El Paso's Police Chief Gregory "Gregg" Allen, this morning a bullet crossed the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Texas, striking down a 40-year-old woman after hitting her on the leg:
The Secret Service just said that bullets hit the White House. One of the bullets smashed a window but was stopped by ballistic glass on the interior and another was found on the White House's exterior. Everybody seems to be safe.
I always thought that there was nothing good about dentures. Zacarias Pacheco de Moraes, an 81-year-old man, would disagree since wearing dentures is the reason he's alive. No joke, Moraes was shot in the face but the dentures deflected the bullet.
I'm stunned. Doctors are flabbergasted. The world is square. What. The. Hell. An Italian man was hit by a stray bullet. In the head. But it didn't kill him! How? Well, he somehow sneezed out the very bullet that shot him.
John Garber is a valet parking guy in Atlanta. Yesterday, his HTC phone battery saved his life stopping a bullet. I know there have been other cases, but it still amazes me how these apparently fragile gadgets can stop bullets.
Brad Cooper's Zippo stopped a bullet that could have killed him. Brad Cooper is a very lucky guy. Also, Brad Cooper is crazy.
For some reason I expected a bit more explosion (thanks, Hollywood!), but these high speed photography shots capture the fantastic moment when a bullet passes through a drop of water, slicing it in half with a bit of a splash.
There's something thrilling about the movie scenes in which the hero is forced to shoot open a lock in order to rescue his leading lady, but how realistic is that whole gag? The answer may surprise you.
There are songs that make me want to shoot myself and then there are songs that make me want to stick bullet casings in my ears. 18K gold 9mm bullet casing earphones, that is.
Look at these bullets. They're rubbery, less lethal,"almost incapable of penetrating the body," and happen to resemble Koosh balls—a popular toy. Getting shot with these must be fun.
The Army's tungsten-based bullets were designed to be more eco-friendly, but research showing tungsten increases cancer risk pushed them to pull the plug. The problem, Danger Room points out, is that tungsten munitions are everywhere.
This may be the first good news Motorola's had in a long while: A feller named RJ Richard down in the New Orleans suburb of St. Tammany Parish was on his lawnmower in his backyard when something struck him hard on the chest. When he pulled his Moto RAZR out of his breast pocket to see if it had been damaged by what he…
Okay, okay: I know what they look like, but since the official description is "bullet-like," that's what I'm sticking with. These 7.5-inch tall, cylindrical, smooth-tipped speakers are USB bus-powered and have music-reactive color-changing LEDS in the top, making them "very nice to listen to your favorite music at…
Click to viewRemember that Unilever promotion that is giving away 10,000 iPod shuffles frozen inside $1 fruit popsicles? Well, we just got the pictures of how it actually looks inside:
Click to viewAfter decades of popsicle promotions that included prizes printed on the stick, Brazilian ice-cream company Kibon has taken it to a new level by including the actual prize inside the popsicle: they will manufacture 10,000 specially made propsicles, identical in size and color to the actual thing, frozen…
Kevin Garrad of the 3rd Infantry Division is an iPod user for life—which incidentally got extended thanks to Apple's little music player. He was on patrol in Iraq when he met an armed insurgent carrying an AK-47. Both opened fire, and the bullet heading toward Kevin hit his chest right where his iPod was, which was…
No Valentines gift this year helps you to better say "I'm completely and totally clueless as to who you are and what gets you off sexually" than the Panty Pal, a vibrating, heart shaped insert that promises to slip discretely into your lady-friend's panties and vibrates her lady-parts oh-so-vigorously. In reality,…