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How the Navy's super railgun works (animation)

The Taiwanese animators at NMA News have put together a primer on how the electromagnetic railgun works. Whether they've got it right is anyone's guess.

By March 5, 2012

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Navy tests railgun that can shoot up to 100 miles

The Office of Naval Research is evaluating railgun prototypes from BAE Systems and General Atomics. One test has just been completed, and another will take place in April.

By February 29, 2012

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Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality

A $10 million contract with Raytheon for the Pulse Forming Network means that the newfangled weapon system, which uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosives to fire, is one step closer to deployment.

By January 30, 2012

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Navy's Mach 7 gun can kill from 100 miles away

The U.S. Navy is testing out a railgun that hits targets with mortal accuracy from some 100 miles away. It doesn't rely on an explosive charge but rather on electromagnetics.

By December 10, 2010

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Elon Musk on the Hyperloop: 'It's like getting a ride on Space Mountain'

In a highly anticipated unveiling prefaced by Musk last week, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO outlines his vision for high-speed travel.

By August 12, 2013

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Firefighting humanoid robot gets drafted into the Navy

Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.

By March 20, 2012

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Elon Musk pulled all-nighter to prep for Hyperloop unveiling

At approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO will show the world a more concrete outline of his futuristic transportation vision.

By August 12, 2013

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By June 5, 1998