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Dambuster Bouncing Bomb

Cambridge engineer, Dr. Hugh Hunt, recreates the Barnes Wallis’s World War bouncing bomb that was used to blow up dams. This test was done with a specially constructed dam in Canada. Boys and their toys. Video of the dam destruction after the break. (more…)

Posted on May 2 2019 - 9:07am by Pete M
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Tool mashups are great. Who doesn’t love the old Swiss Army Knives? The less I have to carry the better. This carabiner, dubbed the Firebiner, adds a few tools to the mix, the main one being the sparker for lighting fires. The Firebiner also has a stainless steel safety blade, screwdriver, and a bottle...

This jewel is from the folks at Sportsman’s Guide, and they can be yours for just $45. A bulletproof vest makes sense, for sure, but you should also protect your bits as well. If nothing else you could spice things up in the bedroom. “When you’re in the heat of battle, these British Military Surplus Blast Shorts will keep you and future generations safe from dangerous...

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The folks at EK Archery have made the world’s first commercially available Tactical REpeating Crossbow – the Cobra RX Adder. Perfect for hunting, target practice, or zombies. The Cobra RX Adder comes with a red dot sight, Picatinny rails, shoulder sling mount, an AR-15-inspired adjustable stock, a fore-grip, and a top-loading magazine that holds 5 EK carbon bolts. A video that breaks it all down is available after the break. (more…)

Ready to improve your golf game this year? Check out the Golf Buddy VoiceX. The GolfBuddy VoiceX is an easy to use gadget that uses GPS and course data to help you with your golf game. The VoiceX uses audio (and a small lcd screen) to let...

Smaller camp trailers usually mean less sleeping room of course. Well the folks at Dethleff’s rewrote the traditional design with their latest camp trailer, the C’Go Up. This tiny, sub-23-foot, camp trailer will sleep seven people in a series of stacked, convertible and lift-away beds. The front of the Dethleffs C’Go Up trailer is laid out for the kids with two bunk beds and a kids dining area. The kids dinette area also converts to a single bed. The rear of the trailer is set up for adults, with a master bedroom, and...

FLIR Systmes, the makers of thermal cameras, have launched their latest drone – the Black Hornet 3. The Black Hornet 3 is a tiny drone marketed to the military, government agencies, and first responders. This Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Just a bunch of words saying it is a tiny drone. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 grams, has a 1.2 mile range, and...

Posted on Jan 22 2019 - 9:29am by gchoe
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The Cave is the first inflatable tent that Heimplanet made. It can be erected in less than a minute, with included pump, and is very stable and weatherproof. It certainly isn’t the cheapest tent, but it is arguably one of the coolest. Get your Heimplanet...

Ever been stuck in the dark with a dead flashlight? I have. What I do recall is having every size and style of battery but the one that the flashlight needed.  Panasonic has a new flashlight that will make it almost impossible to be without the right battery. The “Panasonic Any Battery Light will run on any combination of D, C, AA, or AAA.  You can fill the Any Battery Light with batteries or run it on just one AAA.  Pretty...

Camping in plain site has become the new norm. If you drive around Mountain View, California – specifically around the Google campus you will notice RV’s and vans littering the streets. Some of these “campers” are a click above homeless and some are young tech workers. Either way, the trick to succeeding is hiding in plain site. In other words don’t use an RV, use a van. In this case, a tiny van. This inexpensive option, the Cascade Camper Kit, pimps out the Ram Promaster City van. For about $7,000 you can...