Weapons

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.

6 Misguided Attempts At Home-Made Wolverine Claws

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Colin Furze is all over the internet today after building what he claims are the first fully automatic, retractable Wolverine claws. Made with real...

US Navy's New Toy Is Absurdly Powerful

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Navy have released footage of an electromagnetic rail gun, a devastating weapon developed in top-secret. Instead of using an explosive prope...

Why Is the UK Facilitating Oppression in Bahrain?

Amelia Amin | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The future for Bahrain is uncertain. However, one certainty amidst the chaos, is that change is Bahrain will remain a mirage so long as the king is bolstered by so much international support. Let's not beat about the bush, the British government is publicly supporting a oppressive and undemocratic government in Bahrain.

You Won't Believe This Atomic Bomb Footage

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real. This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Neva...

America's New Drone Is MASSIVE

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

America has a new drone - and it is MASSIVE. With the same wingspan as a Boeing 757 (39.6 metres), the MQ-4C Triton drone will provide the US Navy ...

Britain Is Getting Cosy With Another Authoritarian Regime in North Africa

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Lord Risby, David Cameron's Special Trade Envoy to Algeria will be leading an important trade delegation to the country next week. UK foreign policy aims to lock North African natural gas into the European and British grid and is heavily influenced by arms and fossil fuel corporate interests.

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

WATCH: 3D-Printed Rifle Upgraded To Fire 14 Rounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

The next logical step in the continuing, worrying and seemingly inevitable evolution of freely available 3d-printed weapons has arrived. This time ...

WATCH: What Happens When You Shoot An AK-47 Underwater?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

Destin is an American who likes shooting guns underwater. Only last time he did it he shot his homemade aquarium with an AK-47 and it exploded. ...

Steven Seagal 'To Be The Face Of Russia's Weapons Industry'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Steven Seagal is being considered as the face of Russia’s weapons industry, it has been reported. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the ...

WATCH: Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword Made By Blacksmith

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Blacksmith Tony Swatton has taken on the mammoth task of recreating the Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword - and proven the weapon is practically unusable...

LOOK: Two Men Snapped Carrying Unexploded BOMBS Home As Beach Souvenirs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A shell-shocked beach-goer spotted two men jauntily carrying two unexploded bombs, each slinging the high-risk souvenirs over one shoulder. The exp...

3D Printed Gun Blueprints Ordered To Be Taken Offline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech

The US government has ordered blueprints for the world's first 3D printable gun be taken offline. The announcement comes as reporters from the Mail...

Man Builds Electrified Sword

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

A man on YouTube has decided to build a doubled-sided sword with an embedded electrical stun device. The electrical weapon would apparently render ...

US Military Tested 'Tsunami Bomb' As Alternative To Nuclear Weapons

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech

The United States once tried to build a "tsunami bomb" designed to wipe out coastal cities by triggering huge underwater explosions. The tests were...

Selling Arms to the UAE Is Illegitimate and Unwise

Rori Donaghy | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

By promoting the sale of arms to the UAE, the prime minister has aligned himself with a regime that has clearly displayed its intentions to deal with potential civil unrest in a brutal manner.

Boeing Tests Sci-Fi Microwave Missile That Can Knock Out All Electronics

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Tech

Boeing is testing a missile which can destroy electronics in a wide area with little or no physical damage. The 'Champ' (Counter-electronics High-p...

Who Did Liam Neeson Base His 'Taken' Character On?

WENN | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Liam Neeson based his action hero character in the Taken movies on the real-life weapons expert who helped train him for The A-Team. The Irishman a...

Man 'Holding Office Workers Hostage In Pennsylvania'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

Police are responding to reports that a man with explosives and a gun is holding office workers hostage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Swat team ha...

Britain Already 'Doing All It Can' To Help Syrians

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

Britain is doing all it can to help people caught up in the Syrian uprising but will not send weapons to the rebels fighting President Assad's regime,...

'Fire Shadow' Missile Can Stay Aloft For Six Hours Before Hitting Moving Target

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech

The British Army has reportedly taken delivery of a missile which can stay aloft for six hours before hitting a moving target. The Fire Shadow miss...

Oil Price At Their Highest For Months After Iran Stops Sending Crude To UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

Moves by Iran to stop sending oil to the UK and France have pushed the price of crude to a nine month high, meaning more bad news is potentially on it...

Turning Weapons of War into Works of Art

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 18.04.2012 | Home
Katherine Baldwin

In a stylish corner of London, a stone's throw from Fortnum & Mason, Cartier and Louis Vuitton, lies a collection of rifles, revolvers, bullets and hand grenades. But this isn't a police warehouse, an army storage unit or even a street gang's secret cache - it's an exhibition by a Mozambican sculptor who turns weapons into works of art.

Mind Control: Soldiers Could Fly Drones With Thoughts

PA | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

Drones guided by thought control raise the possibility of machines instead of men being blamed for military accidents and war crimes, a leading scient...