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WATCH: Navy Testing Incredibly Powerful Railgun

Posted 03.02.2012 | Science

Railguns are not just the stuff of science fiction and videogames. The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it's testing a prototype of an electromagn...

The Evolution of Warfare and the US Navy's "Rail Gun"

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Taylor

I was reading, with great interest, the announcement that the U.S. Navy has demonstrated a new electromagnetic "rail gun" that can shoot projectiles at Mach 7 for a distance of 100 miles. It's yet another milestone on the ever-increasing abstraction of warfare.