Posts Tagged research and development

Navy’s Railgun Project

The Navy’s project that is developing a railgun is starting to look less like a science project and more like a weapon.

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Directed Energy Weapons

The Navy is putting a lot of money into research and development of laser weapons. What was science fiction 20 years ago should be reality in another 10-15 years.

From Wired’s Danger Room:

The Navy is increasingly excited about building a superpowerful laser to shoot down missiles and rockets that might attack its ships. But don’t expect the long-planned Free Electron Laser weapon to replace the guns the Navy stations on its ships — or to be shipboard for years. And definitely expect the laser to do more than just zap stuff out of the sky.

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U.S. Military – Forefront of Medical Research

From: Danger Room

Military Medicine… With more troops surviving devastating injuries, the military is fast-tracking efforts in regenerative medicine, investigating risky measures to prevent lifelong brain damage — even employing acupuncture in an effort to manage pain and mitigate post-traumatic stress.

Some of the Pentagon’s extreme medical innovations have already debuted in the war zone. And with myriad applications outside of combat, these advances in military medicine mean that revolutionary changes for civilian care aren’t far behind.

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