50 kW high-energy laser weapon tested in Switzerland

The Pentagon has been developing both offensive and defensive laser weapon capabilities for a number of years.

Video: Playstation controller steers homemade tank

Syrian rebels have taken to creating a number of DIY weapons to battle against the Assad regime holed up in Damascus.

Pentagon eyes advanced EMP grenades

Grenades capable of producing an electromagnetic pulse have long been featured in genre games, movies and books.

Kamikaze drones expand kill zone

The Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System - or LMAMS - weighs less than 5 pounds. Ultimately, the US Army wants the kamikaze drone to be capable of attacking a target up to 6 miles away in 30 minutes or less.

US Navy eyes GPS-guided railgun projectiles

The Pentagon is perpetually working on advanced weapons platforms that appear to be more science fiction than fact. However, the Navy's electromagnetic railgun is a fully-functioning reality.

Pentagon wants a lightning gun

Lightning guns are often thought of as weapons of science fiction, relegated to the pages of magazines, movie screens and video games.

Video: Marines showcase Active Denial System

The US military currently fields a number of non-lethal weapons systems to disperse hostile crowds without resorting to deadly force, including beanbag rounds and rubber bullets.

Video: Navy railgun in action

The United States Navy has been working to design a railgun that can be easily fitted to battleships and other surface craft to bolster the military's current arsenal.

Microsoft preps Halo Reach beta launch

Microsoft is poised to launch its Halo Reach multiplayer beta for the Xbox 360.

Psyko debuts 5.1 gaming headset

Psyko Audio Labs has introduced a 5.1 headset that allows hardcore PC gamers to precisely identify the source of muffled gunshots, light footsteps and overwhelmingly loud explosions.