China's Laser-Guided Grenade Launchers Are Deadly from Half a Mile

Not to be outdone by their their American counterparts' M203 grenade launchers with fancy new SAGM rounds, China's People's Liberation Army has been hard at work ripping off the design developing an under-barrel grenade launcher with similar laser-guided capabilities. There's nowhere to run (or hide) once you're in… » 12/22/14 1:15pm Monday 1:15pm

In Communist China, Even the Cargo Jets Are Knock-offs

In 2008, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake decimated China's Sichuan province, killing nearly 70,000. The disaster which was compounded by the country's lack of large cargo aircraft, which are essential vehicles for humanitarian missions, brought on by the military's unyielding focus on fighter jets. In response to this… » 1/29/13 11:30am 1/29/13 11:30am

Bioplastics: Environmentally Unfriendly, Contributing To The Food Crisis

About those bioplastic bags - you know, the ones you've been using to assuage your eco-conscious guilt - turns out not only are they not as green as you think, they could also be partially responsible for the global food crisis. A worldwide effort by bag-heavy industries to replace petroleum-based plastics with… » 4/26/08 8:00pm 4/26/08 8:00pm