Dumdum Bullet, a soft-nosed bullet that flattens out when it strikes its target. It inflicts a far more severe wound than a standard bullet with a hard point. The name comes from the British arsenal at Dumdum, near Calcutta, India, where such bullets were made in the 19th century. The Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907 banned the use of dumdum bullets in war.
Modern warfare is a formidable display of technological expertise. These articles examine some of the weapons and defenses that play a prominent role in modern combat, as well as some pieces of technology that could play a role in the future.
Your dog can roll over? Well, ours can sniff out a kilo of C-4. Take the bomb-sniffing dog quiz, and see if your score gets you a treat or the rolled-up newspaper.