In addition to seeing improvements on older weaponry, warriors and soldiers experienced the creation and the use of many new technologies including explosives, revolvers, and automatic machine guns.
We are all familiar with some natural explosions. For example, when you drop water into really hot grease, the water vaporizes so fast that it creates a small explosion that throws grease all over. When you burn wood,...
The seizure of Crimea peninsula in Ukraine by Russia was not a surprise. It was expected already years ago. The majority of the Crimeans feel themselves Russians. What creates this deep bond?
Research into family history reveals an interesting part of naval history. An ocean liner, The RMS Caronia is converted for wartime use in World War I. Dazzle camouflage is explained and explored.
Pirates go by many different names: buccaneers, corsairs, Vikings, and privateers. Each served a purpose and were active during different eras, yet all had one thing in common, they were Pirates.
The Fustibal or Staff Sling was a portable siege weapon of the medieval period. It was portable, easy to make and use. In short is the ultimate weapon for a movable army.
Our modern rocket system is based not only on Goddard, but also the developments of Nazi rocket research conducted under the control of Werher Von Braun. He was responsible for the V1 and V2 as well as the early stages...
Three examples of the military creativity of the (not so) ancient hindu peoples and their love for exquisite weaponry.
A guide to choosing the best weapon to use to ward off a large scale zombie invasion. Weapons include short range and long ranged weapons.
Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net FreeDigitalPhotos.net Though Japan is a prevalently patriarchal society there have been many female heroes and rulers throughout Japanese history1,2. Queen Himeko (c. 292...