Watch the U.S. Navy Blow Shit Up With Its Futuristic Railgun

Gamers and scifi enthusiasts are familiar with the much-vaunted railgun — an electrically powered projectile launcher capable of propelling objects at speeds reaching Mach 7. We've seen the Navy's railgun in action before — but we've never actually seen it destroy stuff. Until now. » 4/08/14 11:28am 4/08/14 11:28am

These Are the Most Bizarre Deadly Weapons in Human History

Weapon design is often meant to inspire fear, but occasionally it's just so goofy or strange that you wind up laughing. Such is the case with the weapons in this gallery, which include a scooter rifle, acoustic kitties, and harmonica guns. » 4/03/14 3:00pm 4/03/14 3:00pm

Mechanic accused of inventing a death ray for Israel and/or the KKK

A mechanic who worked at General Electric in New York spent the past several years perfecting a deadly, truck-mounted radiation weapon. According to the FBI, he tried to sell it to some Jews in his area, whom he figured could hand it over to Israel. Failing that, he tried to sell it to some friends in the KKK. » 6/19/13 10:39am 6/19/13 10:39am

How much would a Death Star really cost?

To the disappointment of thousands who signed the petition, the Obama administration recently informed us that it has, and will have, no plans to build a Star-Wars-style death star. Now, there may indeed be good reasons to forgo this addition to the nation's defense, but the first one listed — that it would cost 850… » 1/28/13 8:11am 1/28/13 8:11am

Physicist aims to publish a science fiction novel to raise $2 million…

A physicist is asking for help publishing his wild new science fiction book series — and possibly also creating a new superweapon that would change the face of war forever. Australian-born physicist Adam Weigold is trying to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to pay for editing and marketing for his novel Dragon Empire,… » 1/15/13 5:30pm 1/15/13 5:30pm