Comments on Wasp Knife Kills With Cold
This weapon was developed to kill animals quickly when threatened in the wild; now, it has found its way into Britain. (Read
the complete story)
|"Okay, okay, I suppose I opened the door with a non-material blade. So, I'd have to include the lightsaber and the flashlight laser. Any others - especially those with material blades?"
(Bill Christensen 7/20/2008 9:58:34 PM)
|"The thermal tazer in the pc game X-com: Terror from the deep not has a similar function and even looks the part with something like a spherical tank in the middle.
A picture is at the bottom of this page.
(Yossi Preminger 7/21/2008 12:24:08 AM)
|"My previous post should read "... not only has a similar ...""
(Yossi Preminger 7/21/2008 12:33:03 AM)
|"It is only a matter of time before this weapon is made illegal and the authorities shut down the company making it. The world would be better off."
(Robert 7/21/2008 4:09:19 AM)
|"Hmm. Nifty, and, now that it's been invented, I can see quite a few variants based on similar concepts."
(Ashley 7/21/2008 6:56:46 AM)
|"This knife does not try to increase the damage by freezing, it disrupts tissue with the mechanical force of the expanding gas, as it shoves tears organs aside. It's true that the rapidly expanding gas will be cold, but any freezing of the tissue will be a minor side effect."
(AJ Dual 7/21/2008 9:54:38 AM)
|"Don't forget "The Subtle Knife" from the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pullman"
(Dug 7/22/2008 10:29:03 PM)
|"what crap! Even the odds between man and beast?? Are bears and lions going to be carrying these???"
( 8/7/2008 3:12:04 PM)
|"No - animals have these...
(Bill Christensen 8/7/2008 3:44:32 PM)
|"Chain Swords!!!!!! I dont see this any more dangerous to people than normal knives. And banning inanimate objects is just plain silly. a better approach would be outlawing stabbing people. "
(Ben 8/7/2008 10:04:20 PM)
|"Dug- thanks for alerting me to the Subtle Knife; I've added it to my index. Looks like a great series, tell me more.
(Bill Christensen 8/8/2008 8:15:18 AM)
|"I immediately thought of chain-swords and power-swords of the 40k universe."
(sunborn 8/11/2008 3:32:08 AM)
|"What about http://www.shocknife.com/ ?"
(Zeb 8/13/2008 6:01:08 PM)
|"Bill, you haven't read His Dark Materials? Some say it's not the best (I think it's awesome) but it's most definitely required reading.
When thinking of science fiction blades, probably my all time favorite, except the light sabre, is the Dragon's Tooth Nanosword from Deus Ex.
If we're talking blades in general and including chainsaws, then I think one of the coolest weapons ever invented is the chainsaw gun in Gears of War.
And just for kicks, a Supox Blade... :)
(Sabre Runner 8/18/2008 12:18:40 AM)
|"What about the knife in Lord of the Rings that breaks off splinters in Frodo's wound?"
(Aaron 9/5/2008 11:01:26 PM)
|"Daniel Keyes Moran had a knife in his "Long Run" story that had a nanomolecular blade ... it could cut through anything, but the single crystal molecule would fall apart when exposed to moisture -- such as blood."
(Dave 10/4/2008 9:46:49 AM)
|"The Tebet Knives from Richard K. Morgans Takeshi Kovac books,
Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Woken Furies."
(wulf 10/25/2009 3:45:38 PM)
|""..even the odds between man and beast"? LOL
Coz Bambi's (and winnie the pooh) already faster than a .357/1200fps projectile. And let's not forget how pesky the buggers are! Eating all our grass and stuff and hibernating all over the place...SHEESH! And so many of the buggers too - us humans have to stick together and eliminate them all!
It would be awesome to be handed one of those gas knives when I go to the beach... Just in case :)"
(MarkD 11/12/2009 4:13:21 AM)
|"From the book resurrection, a stun knife, it creates an electrical jolt to stun as well as being able to cut."
(Kash 2/11/2012 11:29:39 AM)
Get more information on Wasp Knife Kills With Cold
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Star Trek Voyager Replica Tricorder And Galaxy Quest
'They designed those controls after watching you...take her out!'
Rolls Royce Electric Airplane Breaks Records
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...'
Chang'e-5 Lunar Lander Seeks Water
'... get out the solar power apparatus and send it down to us from the air-lock by the crane.'
I Really Want A Folding Computer
'...A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled.'
A Kill Switch For Your Car?
'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...'
Scientifiction, Searchlight of Science
'And science goes on, with scientifiction as its searchlight.'
Wearable Biomedical Sensors Printed Directly On Your Skin
'The dragon is a skin computer... People put it on their arms and exchange personal data.'
Artificial, Implantable Kidney Prototype
'George Walt's corporate existence proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...'
Ultra-short Pulse Laser Kills Bacteria In Vivo
'...coherent beams at precise wave-lengths passing through her flesh to zap foreign molecules within her body.'
Bioprint Prototype Handheld Bioprinter
'He turned the little art-derm nozzle...'
Betty Crocker, The First Company Avatar
'After six months of surgery and psycho-conditioning, he was identical with the other 496 Mr. Prestos...'
Augmented Reality Book Covers Reveal The Inner Book
'The E-paper holograms leaped from lurid covers...'
The First Multi-User Hologram Table?
Let the Wookiee win.
Apollo 8 Astronauts Pass The Equigravisphere
'... divers other objects, firearms and bottles, abandoned to themselves, held themselves up as by enchantment.'
Stellar Pizza Is A Pizza Robot That Comes To You
'No hand touched the food...'
Yamaha MOTOROiD Living Motorcycle Experiment
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems.'
China Treating Helium-3 On The Moon Seriously
Nothing like the movies to show what science fictional ideas might work.
Solar Power Camper Van, As Predicted By Robert Heinlein in 1940
'It could maintain a steady six miles per hour on smooth, level pavement.'
A'Seedbot Autonomous Desert Robot
'Each is planted most tenderly in its own little pit.'
Motessense - NTT Defines Your Attractive Personality
'...portraiture reproduced through a shigawire projector that is ... said to convey the ego essence.'