Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Crazy cyberpunk weapons in the real world

Info on the pepper ball guns and goo guns being used at this year's political conventions, along with tantalizing bits about the sonic weapons and microwave weapons that the government will neither confirm nor deny are being used. The goo gun footage is the coolest part of this:

And if that's not sci-fi enough for you, here's a bit on the SWORDS project, real life armed robots being used by our military today.

It's called the Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's just a detector/sensor of some sort. It's armed, and can carry a 50-caliber machine gun or "the M202 –A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher"

Number Five is alive.

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