Ten casualties. Ten million casualties. Our understanding of conflicts is often nothing more than a handful of digits, the more precise, the less meaningful. The anchor’s tone remains the same when talking about major wars or isolated outbursts of violence. The horror lays hidden beneath the rigidity of numbers. Figures give us knowledge, not meaning.
We wanted to put a picture on these digits. A shocking, gory picture, like the reality of war. We wanted to give context, like a scale on which we could visualize each conflict next to the others.

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Very interesting representation. Really puts things into perspective.

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05-29-2011

Designed In Solidworks, then 3D Printed.  Respect due.

This guy should work on an updated version of the sleeve gun with the skillz he has.

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05-28-2011

Crazy slingshot guy is at it again:

Are those pinballs that he’s firing? Sweet mother of god that would hurt.

At least getting shot with an actual gun you would hopefully die quickly.   I pray that crazy slingshot guy never goes rogue.

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05-28-2011

This NEEDS to become a reality:

Nothing like combining two of my favorite things, espresso and guns. If they came up with a beer and pizza gun I’d consider my life complete.

The gun was a school project by Stefan Riegebauer, Christina Carli, Florian Kainz & Niko Schwarz at an industrial design school in Austria.

Hat Tip: Yanko Design

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05-27-2011

Neat idea, I can identify a few of them. I’m not much of a sci-fi geek though.

Available for $19 – HERE

If you like this, also check out the Han Solo’s Blaster Weapon – Exploded Drawing shirt I posted about a while back.

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05-27-2011

On November 16, 1952, a B-36H bomber dropped a nuclear bomb over a point north of Runit Island in the Enewetak atoll, resulting in a 500 kiloton explosion — part of a test code-named Ivy. (U.S. Department of Defense)

Full photo set – HERE

I think it’s great to have that powerful of weapon technology in our back pocket. I just hope it never comes to a time where we have to use one of these again on a large scale. The fact that we know damn well several other countries have the same or better bombs is very scary.

A relevant XKCD comic on the U.S. Nuclear Chain Of Command:

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