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    Senior Member I Brian's Avatar
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    Read a distubring report on the New Scientist website.

    Essentially, there's a way of forcing a mass erlease of energy - in the form of a blast of gamma-rays - and it doesn't involve nuclear fission of fusion.

    But, if I may emphasis a quote:

    "One gram of fully charged hafnium isomer could store more energy than 50 kilograms of TNT."

    That's powerful stuff.

    Here's the report:

    http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994049

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    I read a DoD report a while ago about how they're investigating the feasibility of replacing M-16's with laser guns for ground troops LOL.

    Apparently there's a company that makes a variable density gas laser that can kill a man from a mile away :-P

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    Goddamn... imagine, no recoil guns. Scary stuff.
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    Yeah, and they don't require refueling but every 6 months or so, because they run off some radioactive material that has a half-life of 6 months. That's one big freakin ammo clip !!!

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    Yeah, but if someone shoots the gun in your hand, instant 3 mile island in your lap!
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    I don't think it's THAT radioactive.

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    If your cell phones can irradiate your swimmers, then a futuristic laser gun can as well. Say bye bye to the great swim!
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    But not quite 3 mile island, lol

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    laser guns??

    whats next??

    terminators??
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    Yep - they've made three of them already.


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