This is a discussion on I want one for CC within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...electromagnet/ Rather than relying on a explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses an electomagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times ...
I have always thought this was a pretty cool concept, even since when I started learning about them playing Mechwarrior games. Yeah, I used to be nerdy.Rather than relying on a explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses an electomagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times the speed of sound. The conductive projectile zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up to Mach 7.
I just can't wait until they get it down to a size that doesn't need a boat to power it, and that I can fit on my belt.
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