The fearsome mantis shrimp has many fascinating attributes, most notably its powerful hammer-like rounded claws — technically known as “raptorial appendages” — that it uses to crack open the hard shells of its favored prey (clams and crabs) and to ward off predators. And now it seems they use them as weapons against… »
In this image, MATRA air-ground bombs hit a target during a close air support exercise on the military training area in Munster, Germany, on May 5th 2015. Captured the exact moment of explosion, the visible patterns of the following shock wave make for an impressive picture. »
Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) experimental proving ground is a piece of land over 470 square kilometers — and its isolated, clear, and moderate weather makes the location perfect for scientists and researchers to do defense work. Like this explosion. »
As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This video makes it abundantly clear how strong the blast was. The footage is collected from different locations throughout the Chelyabinsk city and shows how it really… »
If the issues with Gtalk and Twitter weren't already enough, we're having yet another issue over at Giz HQ. Shockwave is wreaking havoc on our Chrome browsers. Not that Shockwave hasn't already been a resource hog, but today is especially bad. Maybe it's a temporary incompatibility with OS X Mountain Lion or some… »
Taser just introduced this multiple projectile taser cannon as part of its 2007 Tactical Conference, appropriately named the Shockwave. Each one of those little green boxes can light up an assailant's ass like any particular day happens to be the fourth of July.