Graphene Body Armor Will Be Twice as Good as Regular Bullet-Proof Vests

We know that graphene is super strong, so it should stand to reason that it would be a sensibleâ€”if expensiveâ€”choice for body armor. Now, scientists have demonstrated that it's twice as effective as the material currently used to make bullet-proof vests.

How to Sight-In Your Rifle For The Perfect Long-Range Shot

Your rifle is only as accurate as you make it. Here's how to sight it in for tight clusters and long-distance shooting.

The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier

The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, Hydrodynamica, on the relationship between pressure and potential energy (or speed) of a fluid. The jist of his principle relates an increase in speed of a fluid to a decrease in pressure. Usingâ€¦

This mathematician's life could be an epic action movie!

It's not often that a person's life has the three-part structure of a perfect action movie. It's even less often that that person is a mathematician. That's why we need to really appreciate it when we see it. Enjoy the kickass action movie that was the life of Tartaglia

Step Inside the U.S. Military's Advanced Weapons R&D Mini-City

Picatinny Arsenal is considered its own municipality by the New Jersey State governmentâ€”which makes sense, given its 6,500 acre property. The difference between it and a normal town is that, inside Picatinny, nearly 2,500 engineers and scientists work with advanced weapons systems, military-grade 3D printers, andâ€¦

Here's how you make glass bulletproof â€” on only one side

We're used to thinking of things as either/or -â€“ especially when those things are panes of bulletproof glass and we're sitting behind them. How do people make glass that can stop a bullet one way, but let bullets fly through them another way? We'll take a look at the physics of bulletproof glass.

This New Ballistics Tester Will Play Catch with Air Force Artillery

Normally, when the military tests an artillery prototype, it uses the direct methodâ€”they fire it at a wall using a cannon and record what happens. But that's an expensive and destructive test method. A new method, however, developed by students at Rice University may soon revolutionize how the Air Force tests itsâ€¦

Ballistic Device Launches Analog Text Messages

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the text message, legendary notebook company Moleskine has come out with a limited edition notebook that becomes a ballistic device for launching mini (printed) text messages.

The Navy SEAL Team 6 Dog Is a Bigger Badass Than You

The word circulating among news outlets is that a single dog was involved in the Osama bin Laden raid. According to the UK Sun, dogs (typically German Shepherds) involved in Navy SEAL operations are usually strapped with armor and cameras to sniff for explosives, attack armed foes and provide valuable intel forâ€¦

Space Pen Now Comes Number One With a Bullet

Don't worry, it still writes underwater and upside down. It's just that this particular Fisher Space Pen is also deadly from 500 yards.