If you've ever wondered how the arms trade—both civilian and military—pans out around the globe, be puzzled no longer. Google has just created a wonderful little visualization, which shows all the (known) arms trade between the globe's countries over the past 20 years.
Ray Allen Brown, a 52-year-old non-zombie Arkansas man, is in jail tonight, charged with second-degree murder for the death of 52-year-old Robert Brindley. No bath salts are known to have been involved, nor was any human flesh consumed by the human charged with the crime.
The Diplomatic District of Kabul, Afghanistan is under attack right now. Reports are that the area—including the US Embassy— is taking heavy RPG fire. But what is an RPG, exactly?
Chess World Champion Vladimir Kramnik laughs it up in this video of his match against a merciless robot arm, but on the inside, like the rest of humanity, you can see the growing sense of dread. We are doomed.
A head shot isn't a head shot if you didn't pull an actual trigger to deliver the bullet, right? (No!) Right! This fully-functioning controller that looks just like a real assault rifle will help enhance all of your illusory battles.
Pentagon-backed scientists are getting ready to test thought-controlled prosthetic arms on human subjects, by rewiring their brains to fully integrate the artificial limbs.
This teeny little robot is the size of a toy truck - just 50 square inches. It'd be cute, almost, if it wasn't armed with "dozens" of eight-inch rockets.
Giz friend Adam Savage, in our estimation, can make just about anything. Here he explains the path he took to turn a toy gun into an astoundingly sharp Blade Runner pistol replica.
At one time in history, even da Vinci himself had to pen a resume to explain why he was a qualified applicant. Here's a translation of his letter to the Duke of Milan, enumerating his many talents and abilities.
Sure, it's an infomercial about this company called Festo, but it's impressive nonetheless. Like other tech companies, they are getting its inspiration from nature to create new robotic concepts, working relentlessly to create the robots that will kill us all one day. Good. [Geeks Are Sexy]
Show them this. Explain that opening all those damn attachments is the equivalent of letting a bunch of dudes with hairy arms reach through the internet, into their homes. Watch their reaction.
"Gits Nasty? Git down to business," beams the SHOT Show booth boy after showing off the FMG-9, a concept weapon that can switch from a simple flashlight to a Glock-style submachine gun in one easy flick of the wrist. Designed by Magpul, the FMG-9 is currently in prototype phase, and there's no guarantee whether it…
Although this robotic arm probably won't make anybody cry, it is pretty darn amazing. The components, which look anime-like in its cords and pipes and metal structure, are designed to mimic your muscle and skeletal structure. It's good enough right now to actually write semi-legibly and lift a small weight up without…
We described how scientists at the University of Pittsburgh were conducting experiments with monkeys controlling robot arms with their brains exactly two years ago, so it feels like the right time to show you the video.