Resembling something out of Fortnite, the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is a China's latest development on the modern warfare front. The gun is capable of producing an energy beam that is undetectable by the naked eye and powerful enough to burn through a gas tank to ignite fuel and a piece of clothing in less than a second. The gun is sound-less, powered by a lithium battery, weighs less than seven pounds and is cable to fire more than 1,000 on each charge. In the event of a hostage situation it could be used to fire through windows at targets and temporarily disable the kidnappers while other units move in to rescue their captives. Dubbed a 'non-lethal' weapon, it'll be interesting to see the use cases for this this futuristic looking laser rifle. Developed by the Xi'an Institute and
Korcraft - World's Smallest Everyday Carry Blade
Korcraft has just recently launched and fully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create the world's smallest folding utility knife. This tiny blade is so small that the company claims that you might even forget you're carrying it. Pretty cool. The body can fit 12 common types of razor sharp blades and ships with #11 hobby blades to start with. The knife is about the same size as a standard key and offers a simple and secure single handed opening and closing mechanism as well as a locking feature to keep the knife extended when needed. Perfect for those looking for a versatile knife to carry without filling up your pockets or day bags. Preorders are available now.
Smell is the sense that is most closely tied to our memories and experiences. Homesick candles aim to capture these scents and let you take that feeling of home with you wherever you are. Crafted from soy and made in the USA, they've created candles for all 50 states as well as a handful of the most popular cities. Take Oregon for example: "Like a breakfast in the great forests of Oregon, this fragrance is reminiscent of maple, pears, and roasted almonds layered over a complex base of fir needles, pine, sandalwood, and rich cedar." Mmm. These make a great gift for a hometown friend or family member or for yourself when feeling a little homesick.