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This weapon exists. It's called a Rocket Propelled Grenade... with a Thermobaric Warhead. This is also called a fuel-air explosive (FAE). According to the CIA: ...the effect of an FAE explosion w …
answered Aug 6 '15 by Samuel
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You won't gain a benefit when hitting soft targets. The advantage of the dead blow hammer is the distribution of the energy over a longer period of time. This significantly helps prevent rebound whe …
answered Jul 22 '15 by Samuel
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This weapon already exists. It's called a Rocket Propelled Grenade. There is no way to use acid or lasers to melt a person and their bones in under 60 seconds. The thing about the human body is, it's …
answered Aug 5 '15 by Samuel
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It's simply not possible. The novel Snow Crash has the most plausible explanation as to how something like this would work. However, it's pure fiction. It also makes me realize that kids these da …
answered Aug 5 '15 by Samuel
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You have a few remaining options. Air, electricity, and alternative explosives. Pneumatic Gun A pneumatic weapon uses compressed air or steam to accelerate a projectile. There are rapid firing potato …
answered Aug 3 '15 by Samuel
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It's possible. Though your size analogy is disconcerting, very small guns do exist. This gun apparently has the following specs: The SwissMiniGun's 2.34mm-caliber ammunition travels just under …
answered Nov 13 '15 by Samuel
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Wow, $10^8$ to $10^{11}$ tesla. That's a dense magnetic field. If you want to weaponize this you might be making an electromagnet. We can calculate the requirements to build it. Here is the equatio …
answered Feb 11 '15 by Samuel
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Arm Blades The weakness for such a creature would be in those long exposed arms from getting chopped. A blade mounted to the arm will offer protection and offense for their extended arms. The blad …
answered Aug 13 '15 by Samuel
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Help your subjects have strong hearts! Without providing too many details about the actual device, I would recommend using something I am developing at my day job. An injectable pacemaker. The pac …
answered Aug 4 '15 by Samuel
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The missing components are metamaterials and ultra-high power sources. The meta material required is one which provides: Excellent shear strength Superconductivity Extreme temperature resistance …
answered Dec 14 '15 by Samuel
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The best way to fight with a lightsaber, in general, is to fight dirty. Fight like a sith. In a comment, TrEs-2b provided a link to some excellent dirty lightsaber fighting techniques. I take no cred …
answered Dec 16 '15 by Samuel
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way to determine what would work (and to be able to better describe the fighting in your writing) is to get a friend to be your second set of arms and try some different mock weapons. Ideally, you have …
answered Feb 4 '15 by Samuel
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Botulinum neurotoxins. The LD50 (dose that will kill 50% of exposed specimens) of some types is 1.3–2.1 ng/kg. For an 80 kg human you need 104-168 nanograms, a new type only requires 2 nanograms to k …
answered Aug 5 '15 by Samuel
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There are several attacks that might implemented through hacking. All have the advantage of leaving the ship intact for salvage and sometimes even killing the living components so you don't have to. …
answered Aug 14 '15 by Samuel
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You have a few questions in there, but the general answer is no. Is it possible to apply nanotechnology to manipulate water molecules to squirt super hot streams of highly pressurized jet of wat …
answered Aug 5 '15 by Samuel

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