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June 2015

  1. Ever wondered how many iPhones it takes to stop an AK bullet?

    How many iPhones does it take to stop an AK 74 bullet? – Surplus Store There are often stories of strategically placed books or documents stopping bullets, but how about iPhones? Well one man has taken it upon himself to find out just how many iPhones it takes to stop a bullet fired from an AK 74. It is common sense to know that one iPhone will not stop a direct hit when fired from an AK 74, so YouTuber EverythingApplePro decided to line up a number of different models of the phone, and then fire a bullet at them. Continue reading →
  2. Samurai robot learns how to wield sword, takes on Japanese sword master

    Sword wielding robot vs Isao Machii – Surplus Stores It may sound like something out of a bizarre Sci Fi film, but a company in Japan have taught one of their robots how to wield a Samurai sword, and released a video of the robot competing against a Japanese sword master, Isao Machii. Robotics engineers at the Yaskawa Electric Company have trained one of their Motoman robots to use a sword, after studying the movements on Isao Machii, and replicating it in the Motoman MH24. Continue reading →
  3. Russians are tasering each other in the head… For fun?!

    Russians are tasering each other for sport! – Surplus Store Crawley There’s a game which is currently picking up speed in Russia, and it gives individuals the opportunity to shoot others in the head with 10,000 volts of electricity! As you do… The new “sport” is fantastically named Perm (after the city it is based in), and allows players to experience the thrill of Russian roulette, but without the messy end. Continue reading →
  4. Fallout 4 details unveiled at E3

    Fallout 4 game banner, details unveiled at E3 – Surplus Store More details of the upcoming instalment in the Fallout franchise have been revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. A few weeks ago, a website appeared which showed the “Please Stand By” screen which has become synonymous with Fallout appeared with a countdown timer of 24 hours. Once the timer had reached the end, fans were treated with the Fallout 4 teaser trailer. Continue reading →
  5. Army exoskeleton makes shooting more accurate

    The MAXFAS exoskeleton steadying the shooting arm of an individual – Surplus Store The US Army is doing everything they can to ensure future soldiers are the most accurate shots! Not only are they in the very advanced stages of creating self-guided “smart bullets”, they are now developing an exoskeleton that automatically steadies the firing arm of a soldier. Continue reading →
  6. WW2 veteran returns “stolen” model tank after 71 years

    Full size version of the Sherman Tank – Surplus Stores A veteran of the Second World War has returned a small model tank that he used as a target when firing his air rifle, after having it in his possession for 71 years! Lance Corporal George Martin is now 88, said that he nabbed the model of a Sherman tank so he could hone his shooting skills before he joined a tank crew. He then decided to keep hold of the tank model as a souvenir, and did so without telling anyone. Continue reading →

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