This is funny, although chances are that if you're reading my blog, you've already seen it.
On the other hand, you may NOT have heard of the DREAD, which is a marvellous new theoretical weapon. They say they're not at liberty to discuss the mechanisms of the gun in any detail, but shortly thereafter they talk about it being 'frictionless', which means it has to be magnetic. It has two modes, apparently: "Lethal" and "less lethal" - my kind of weapon.
For those of you unaware of the Defense Review site, it's always a great source of inspiration to the testosterone-filled side of us. It's particularly sweet to a geek, because it's like watching science fiction come alive. I mean, they talk about microfiber 'smart carpets', semi-autonomous camera drones, and hundreds of other awesomely Shadowrunny things.
In fact, you could easily make a VERY entertaining scifi world just by using all the posts on Defense Review.