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You read that right, soon anyone can be an expert shot, thanks to this new bullet. DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is basically a .50 caliber bullet that is capable of changing course in mid-air to stay locked on target. Technology development in Phase II included the design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors. Continue reading for a video.

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Bug-A-Salt is basically an air-powered rifle that zaps flies and other creepy crawlies with a pinch of table salt at high velocity. It requires no battery power or charging and instead uses compressed air to blast a pinch of table salt at the intended target, and holds enough salt for 50 shots before reloading. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Snipers equipped with this Android-powered gadget can get a perfect shot without even looking at their target, provided they're using a smart rifle. Both of these were created by Texas-based TrackingPoint, and according to Venture Beat, improves "upon the firing experience by incorporating a wearable gadget that runs the startup's Shotview app." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Valued at a whopping $2126 (£1,250), and having a tank that can hold 10-liters of water as well as having a firing range of 40ft, it's touted as the world's most sophisticated machine gun water pistol. Alex Bygrave, a 27-year-old engineer from Streatham Hill, south London, spent 50-hours creating this Gatling-style water pistol from scratch using everyday parts, such as a black cab's windscreen wiper for its rotary motion and a walking pole handle as the pump. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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If you thought having an iPhone case with gigantic fake jewels on it was bad, think again. A Japanese company has just released one based on a device found in Attack on Titan - shaped like the 3D Maneuvering Device's controller from the show. Fans of the show who do purchase it may want to remove this before traveling, or else TSA may give you problems. Continue reading for more pictures

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At first glance, the sword above may look like a foam prop, but it's real and made of steel. Meet a geek who goes by "Michaelcthulhu" online. Everything right down to the handles and decorations are handmade using normal tools found in his home workshop. Other epic swords include: "Atrox the Junk Sword", "Scorpion", "Rebellion" and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Soon, safely shooting around corners will only require Google Glass, as US-based company TrackingPoint Labs has unveiled a smart rifle that can show a live sight on Google's head mounted display. Basically, it transmits a live video feed from the rifle's sight to Glass or even an iPad, allowing soldiers in battle to simply point their rifle without needing to be in a position to see their target. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Master gadget hacker Colin Furze of Wolverine claws and Magneto boots fame is back at it again, and this time, he's built a Pyro-inspired contraption that's able to shoot 12-foot flames. Dvice says that it's fueled by propane and here's how it works: the suit "first fills a metal reservoir up with gas and, at the flick of the wrist, unleashes its flammable payload in one quick burst. On his other hand, Furze has rigged up a pilot light. When the gas is released at a high enough velocity from the reservoir, the flames are actually incapable burning the fuel fast enough to head back up the fuel stream and turning Furze into a flaming ball of fiery death." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Utilizing electromagnetic energy, this gun, dubbed the "Star Wars Gun", can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph over 100 miles. It fires with such force and accuracy that it penetrates three concrete walls or six half-inch thick steel plates. So far, two prototypes of the weapon have been developed for the US Navy 0 one by British arms manufacturer BAE Systems and the second by a US firm. Admiral Klunder says, "It's now reality and it's not science fiction. It's firing. An electromagnetic railgun is a gun that uses just electricity - no gun powder - and...can shoot a projectile well over 100 miles at Mach 7. Energetic weapons, such as EM railguns, are the future of naval combat." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Called the EA Bar, this unique themed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan is marketed exclusively to airsoft lovers. It comes complete with its own airsoft shooting range, various airsoft guns fashioned after their real-life counterparts, and plenty of food as well as cocktails. Some of the specialty drinks include, a chocolate liquor called Glock 18c, a SPAS12 with absinthe, and a vodka-based Thomson. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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