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Windows 7: U.S. navy testing 32 megjoule railgun

11 Feb 2012   #1

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U.S. navy testing 32 megjoule railgun

source: U.S. Navy Testing Shiny New 32-Megajoule Railgun Prototype | PCWorld

As much as I hate to see them spending so much money on these kinds of things with the economy in the toilet. have to admit that's kind of cool...

More than anything, the ambition of the military's top scientists has to be admired. From advanced remote-controlled robots to sonic cannons to laser beams, weaponized combat is starting to look less like Call of Duty and more like the Halo franchise. Now, the U.S. Navy is taking a bold step into the explosive future with electricity, or more specifically, massive electromagnetic railguns.
Wired UK and Gizmag bring news that BAE Systems' multi-year EM railgun project is finally in more advanced testing stages, with a brand-new prototype that can fire a payload more than eight times faster than the speed of sound. For context, Wired UK tells it to us in impressive-yet-frightening numerical detail.

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11 Feb 2012   #2

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Railgun....that's right out of the movie "TransFormers 2".
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11 Feb 2012   #3

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the best fiction is based on a tiny bit of fact
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