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That An Axe in Your Bag Or Are You Happy To See Me?

Apparently, the artist that made these suitcase designs wanted to experiment with the idea of what we see and how it compares to how we perceive it. How we judge a book by its cover, you may say.

RS-24 Rocket: Will it Defeat All Anti-Missile Systems?

First tested in May of last year, this Russian MIRV-equipped thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry up to ten independently targetable warheads, was created as a direct response to the missile shield the United States wants to deploy in Europe. Read on and…shudder.

Department of Defense Calls for Your Robotic Skills

Sadly, they aren't going to let you pilot the Predator, but what they are asking for is a robotic design that is capable of finding/tracking a "non-cooperative human subject." It must also be able to communicate with other robots of similar design, essentially allowing them to hunt in a pack.

Beware Governments Bearing Gifts: Trojan Horse Still Lives

What do vodka, samovars and matryoska all have in common? Don’t they all sound like innocuous and very proper Russian souvenirs? Well, beware, as many Russian souvenirs in the past have led double lives as cunning spy gadgets. Read on, but check over your shoulder.

6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."

Skeletons In The Headlights: For Biker Safety?

It's dangerous out there for bicyclists, also known as bikers in communities where Hell's Angels have not arrived. Suck UK has just contributed its safety product for them in the form of reflective skeletons, one nearly the size of a human head!

Gadget In The Works: The Link Child Locator

The Link Child Locator is a conceptual design for a much needed gadget that enables you to find lost children or other members of your group when separated in a large or crowded space.

Get Out Of The Way Of This Baby:The 800,000 Volt Lightning Rod Stun Pen

The Lightning Rod Stun Pen, shooting 800,000 volts of electricity at its target, is Streetwise's highest packing power in a pen. It's so powerful, it can seriously disable your target, enabling at least, a very good chance for you to get away. It's so small, it can fit in your pocket or even a small purse.

Security Mailbox - Mailbox That Protects Your Identity

Several years ago, Juan Pineda found himself waiting for his wife's paycheck. And waiting. And waiting.

Will Russian Inflatable Domes Replace Missile Defense Systems?

Sometimes solutions are simple and sometimes they are not. One Russian scientist believes he has found an alternative to the billions of dollars spent on ground-based missile defense systems in the form of giant domes placed over entire cities. Does he have a point or no? Read on and maybe you will come to a decision on the matter.

Russian Innovative Missile Design: One Scary Thought

During the last twenty-five years, the aerospace industry in Russia, has developed a remarkably diverse range of weapons and has displayed enormous creativity, particularly in the sphere of missile design. Read on and…hold your breath.

11 Brilliant Inventions From Popular Science's Best of What's New 2008

Popular Science has announced its Best of What's New awards for 2008; they are all brilliant inventions, but some are phenomenal! There were 11 categories of best invention awards ranging across a wide spectrum of technology, from automobile to security technologies. One of the 11 winners was named the Grand Award Winner... see if you can guess which one!

Russia’s Innovative ‘Alligator’ Helicopter: Designed For Combat

Russia’s new all-weather, multi-purpose combat vehicle has been ten years in production, which was halted due to a lack of finances. Now mass production of the Ka-52 strike helicopter nicknamed ‘the Alligator’ has begun. Read all about some of its innovative features.

Coke Machine Calls Cops, Canned By Crooks

An innovative new soda vending machine from Coca-Cola Japan offers passersby much more than a refreshing cooler. An onboard emergency phone provides instant communication with local police while a top-mounted security camera records the street scene below. At least it did for a couple of days...

Russian Tank Museum: Tanks for The Memories

Last month a weekend was set aside and considered a professional holiday for Russian tank enthusiasts. There were no wild celebrations in Gorky Park; just a visit to the small town of Kubinka and its huge tank museum, which actually belongs to a former top-secret research institute for armored vehicles. Read on but…hush, hush. Need I say more?

Russian Navy Launches New Strategic Missiles

A new generation of weapons for the Russian armed forces that are designed to pierce anti-missile defense systems is in the air. Read on and learn how all this might affect the balance of world peace …if there really is such a thing.

Maid Cafe Code of Conduct Chastises Creepy Clients

Maid Cafe's rule... or in this case, Maid Cafe Rules. Since these chic centers of Japanese otaku (geek) culture began popping up around Tokyo's nerd nirvana of Akihabara, some customers have taken the "maid" concept a little too seriously. These ten commandments spell out just what Thou Shalt Not do!

Russian Billionaire To Build Super Yacht Like No Other

Having money to burn must be an interesting sensation. For most of us, it is at best an illusion, but this is not the case for Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abramovich whose new yacht is complete with anti-missile radar systems. Read on and…close your mouth.

Mighty Wallet™ - Put Your Money Where Your Art Is

Tough economic times are hitting consumers where it hurts - in their wallets. MOMAstore Japan and artist Terrence Kelleman have the cure for your fiscal pain: the Art Lover Wallet.

UMass Computer Scientist On The Case Of Hackable Pacemakers

Hackable pacemakers? Not quite yet. But the next generation of implanted defibrillators (pacemakers) will be wireless-programmable and communicate data over the Internet. What does that mean? Susceptibility to hacking... which, as you might imagine, can open confidential medical information to the public and even cause physical harm to the pacemaker patient.