Sci-fi Becomes Sci-fact: Railguns and Laser Weapons

February 19th, 2014

ExplosionThe US Navy will be deploying a laser weapon system later this year, a la Star Wars, and has plans to deploy a railgun within the next two years. Railgun systems have been available in laboratory settings for a while now, and the real challenge has been meeting their huge power requirements on a seagoing vessel—the ship hosting the railgun, for example, will be able to generate 78 megawatts of electricity, enough to power a medium-sized city.

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(via Kim Komando)

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