Zapp Brannigan Ray Gun For Sale (Only Shot Once At Disgruntled Underling)

If you suffer from that sexiest of learning disabilities (ugh, sexlexia), you too might enjoy shooting off your Zapp Brannigan Atomic Ray Gun at unsuspecting bystanders. The gun itself is based off of Japanese Ray Guns of the 1950s—as is a bunch of the retro stylings of the Futurama set—but updated to include your… » 8/18/08 1:30pm 8/18/08 1:30pm

Update: Oops, the MEDUSA Mind Control Ray Gun Will Actually Kill You

The MEDUSA crowd control ray gun we reported on earlier this month sounded like some pretty amazing-and downright scary-technology. Using the microwave auditory effect, the beam, in theory, would have put sounds and voice-like noises in your head, thereby driving you away from the area. Crowd control via voices in… » 7/26/08 10:00am 7/26/08 10:00am

Crowd-Controlling MEDUSA Ray Gun Puts Voices Inside Your Head

The Sierra Nevada Corporation claimed this week that it is ready to begin production on the MEDUSA, a damned scary ray gun that uses the "microwave audio effect" to implant sounds and perhaps even specific messages inside people's heads. Short for Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio, MEDUSA creates the audio… » 7/06/08 3:00pm 7/06/08 3:00pm

Channel Changer Ray Gun: Step Away From the Remote, Alien Wife

If I need to spend a hundred words explaining to you just why the $18 Channel Changer Ray Gun is worth your time, then you really shouldn't be reading Gizmodo at all. Seriously, do yourself a favor. Unplug your computer and—very carefully—carry it to the trash can and—gently—drop it in. And when you're finished doing… » 6/25/08 12:00pm 6/25/08 12:00pm

Heat Ray Causes Unintelligible Yelping from 60 Minutes Reporter

Remember the US Military ray gun that makes people feel like they're on fire? Well, 60 Minutes sent out a reporter to see if he could take the heat. Standing in plain view of the ray gun made his body feel like "scalding water," so David Martin attempted, with little success, to hide behind a piece of plywood and… » 2/29/08 3:00pm 2/29/08 3:00pm

Kick-Ass Death Ray on the Way, Uses Antimatter

Those mad scientists are at it again. David Cassidy and Allen Mills, a couple of propellerheads at the University of California, Riverside are using the stuff of science fiction, antimatter, to create gamma ray lasers they say could be a million times more powerful than the lasers we're using to watch Blu-ray discs.… » 9/20/07 10:15am 9/20/07 10:15am

U.S. Military Develops Ray Gun, People Feel Like They're On Fire

The U.S. military has developed a non-lethal ray gun that makes people feel like they're on fire. Yes! It's supposed to be used in places like Iraq and Afghanistan (where else?) in order to disperse crowds and get people to cooperate. It uses millimeter electromagnetic waves to penetrate the skin and raises body… » 1/25/07 11:27am 1/25/07 11:27am

Ray Guns on the Battlefield? Not Too Far Off

Don't be strapping on that holster for your ray gun just yet, but a couple of weapons mongers are making solid progress toward weapons-grade lasers. Raytheon's Laser Area Defense System (LADS) can take down a 60mm mortar, acting all like Star Wars and everything. But wait, those zapped mortars weren't flying through… » 1/17/07 8:55am 1/17/07 8:55am

Better Safe Than Sorry: Protect Your Household with a Raygun

When aliens bust into your humble abode to steal your silverware, you might want to take advantage of the 2nd amendment and arm yo'self with one of these fine Rayguns. Weta Originals is selling them within the next year, including the ManMelter 3600ZX, the Goliathon 83, FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun. They're… » 8/24/06 7:55pm 8/24/06 7:55pm