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BAE Black Knight Tank

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BAE Systems has unveiled an upgraded Challenger 2 tank, called "Black Knight," that now includes an 'active protection system' which allows it to detect incoming anti-tank missiles or armor penetrating rounds. This system can also automatically launch a counter-explosive to neutralize the threat. Other features include: front / rear infrared cameras and two independent night vision systems to enable a gunner to focus on one target while a commander identifies others simultaneously. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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FDM L5 Caseless Ammo Rifle Ribbon Gun

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Forward Defense Munitions' L5 Caseless Ammo Rifle, also known as the "ribbon gun", is capable of firing four bullets at once. How? It boasts four 6 mm barrels cut side by side within one steel block, but it uses special bullets, as they are encapsulated in 'blocks' so each round is aligned with a barrel, which are made in a single piece of metal. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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IXI Technology Dronekiller

There have been some drone incidents that nearly caused major accidents with aircraft, but IXI Technology's Dronekiller could change that. This jamming gun has a range of up to 800 meters, and is good for 4-hours of continuous use when fully charged, thanks to hot-swappable battery packs. When depleted, simply connect it to any 12-volt vehicle outlet. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Themis Hybrid Unmanned Ground Vehicle

The THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) is a multi-mission, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), developed by Estonia-based defence and security services provider Milrem, could be the ultimate war weapon. It's designed for a range of military missions in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas, as THeMIS can be configured for different roles including reconnaissance, observation, target acquisition, communications relay, logistics support platform, rescue, fire-fighting, and medical evacuation (medevac). Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Raytheon StormBreaker Smart Bomb

Raytheon announced this week that its StormBreaker smart bomb has entered operational testing phase, bringing it one step closer to providing the U.S. Air Force with the capability to strike maneuvering targets in adverse weather. It will be first fielded on the F-15E Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022. This tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimeter wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather conditions from standoff ranges. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to melt rocks into lava.

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Laser Assault Rifle

The ZKZM-500 Laser Assault Rifle by China-based Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics was modeled after the AK-47, but unlike its low-tech counterpart, this weapon is accurate up to 800-meters away and causes 'instant carbonization' of human skin. It's also capable piercing through metal gas tanks to ignite the fuel within, while remaining completely silent and with an invisible beam to boot. On a full recharge, you'll reportedly be able to fire up to 1,000, 2-second bursts. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the darkest Disney fan theory ever.

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Typewriter Guns

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Artist Ravi Zupa has given new life to old typewriters, in the form of antique gun sculptures. In addition to typewriter parts, he used everyday things, like scrap metal, staplers, and more, to complete each one. "These pieces are constructed from disassembled antique typewriters. Some have stapler components and scrap metal. Everything is held together with welds, bolts and rivots," said Ravi. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with BAE Systems to build the ACV 1.1, a high-tech amphibious combat vehicle. This 8x8 amphibious platform can carry 13 embarked Marines, plus a crew of three, and boasts a special 'H-Drive' System to provide full time all-wheel traction both on land and in the surf zone. It's powered by a 690HP engine, good over a range of more than 325 miles on land before needing to refuel, and it can travel at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of clear ice being pit against molten brass.

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Adam Savage Nerf Blaster

The Nerf Rival Nemesis is already a formidable office warfare blaster, but Adam Savage decided to kick things up a notch by replacing the stock magazine with a new feeder can now hold 1000 rounds. Other upgrades include: a modified sight, bi-pod, and a slick paint job. Continue reading for a video of Adam's custom Nerf rifle.

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TrackingPoint Mi50 Rifle


When you combine TrackingPoint's electronically controlled sighting systems with a .50-caliber BMG rifle, you get the precision-guided Mi50 rifle, the company's largest yet. It's based on a Barrett M107A1 platform and can calculate crucial ballistic information for long-range shots, all at the push of a button, which includes pressure, temperature, and the Coriolis effect. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of rainbow paint on a speaker at 12,500 fps.

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