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USS Ponce

The US Navy has unveiled an all-new Laser Weapon System that's currently installed on the USS Ponce naval ship in the Persian Gulf. Experts say that it can also be used as a surveillance tool. The prototype builds upon the previous Laser Weapon System (LaWS), and integrates six commercial 5.4 kW fiber lasers with a beam combiner. Sailors use a video game-like controller to control the laser, including power output, etc. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Pyro Fireshooter

The Pyro Fireshooter may look like a gadget straight from a superhero movie, but it was actually designed by Adam Wilber for magicians. It was inspired by flashguns that also shoot fireballs, and are loaded with specially-treated instant burn paper and cotton. He spent 2-years developing Pyro, building 4 prototypes along the way. Wilber says, "This is the first physical product that I have developed. I bought one of these flashguns a while ago and had way too much fun playing with it." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Cardsharp2 Sinclair

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 Credit Card Spy Knife is currently being offered for only $3.56 shipped, today only, originally priced at $18.98. New and improved construction with a 3-stage child-proof Zytel safety lock prevents accidental opening and gives the knife excellent rigidity in both open / closed positions. A stiffer and textured medical grade Borealis polypropylene body aids grip. Product page. Continue reading for a video of Master Chef James Nathan cooking with the Cardsharp2 and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2mm thick.

  • Lightweight - 13 grams.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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Cardsharp2

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 is currently being offered for only $3.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $18.99. The new improved Zytel rivet secures the blade to the body. A stiffer and textured medical grade Borealis polypropylene body (living hinges guaranteed for life) adds extra rigidity and aids grip. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2 mm thick.

  • Lightweight- 13 grams.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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Motoped Survival Black Ops Edition

In case of a zombie apocalypse, the Motoped Survival: Black Ops Edition is probably your safest best in terms of transportation, allowing for maneuverability as well as quick access to weapons. At its core, this Motoped is a customizable moped with a 500-mile range that achieves 200 mpg, easily converting to an ultralight dirt bike if its 49cc stock engine is swapped for something larger. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Lain Sinclair Cardsharp2

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 is currently being offered for only $4.15 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $18.98. Cardsharp2 weighs only 13 grams, and less weight equals carrying and storing convenience plus reduced carbon footprint. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2mm thick.

  • Lightweight- 13g.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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Ghost Gunner

The inventor behind the 3D printed gun has unveiled hist latest project, Ghost Gunner, which is basically a $1200 milling machine to make untraceable rifles. Rifles made with these machines do not have a serial number, and that's why it's known as a 'ghost' gun. Defense Distributed Cody Wilson's previous creations have included 3-D printable plastic magazines and the Defender gun. Continue reading for a video of the machine in-action and more information.

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Cardsharp2

Lain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 is currently being offered for only $4.50 shipped, today only, originally priced at $18.98. Cardsharp's unique surgical blade technology features an extra long 65mm cutting edge that ensures longer lasting sharpness. A good test for Cardsharp is to carefully cut through a tennis ball or two inch foam which is more difficult using a normal carton knife. Product page. Continue reading for a close-up video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2mm thick.

  • Lightweight - 13 grams.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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Folding Crossbow

This may look like a weapon from The Walking Dead (and probably should be), but it's a real-life folding long bow, called the "Compact Folding Survival Bow" from Primal Gear Unlimited. This long bow folds down into a 23 inch short riser, making it a cinch to store when on the go. It's made from aircraft-grade aluminum, fiberglass, and weighs just 2.25-pounds, coming complete with its own compact and durable carrying case. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Office Supplies Crossbow

If you're bored at work, have some free time and lots of extra office supplies laying around, here's a fun little (yet surprisingly effective) crossbow you can make in just 9-easy steps. All you need are pencils, rubber bands, scissors, a ballpoint pen, and a binder clip to top things off. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Steampunk prosthetic leg that actually works.

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