DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons
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Technology has oftentimes advanced the weapons of war -- creating new ways to destroy things on increasingly larger scales. But as our ability to destroy has become ridiculously big, it's time to start looking for more efficient methods. Here are just a few military projects that are looking to improve targeted destruction.
- Pick your ammunition, any ammunition you want... for an automatic gun that can shoot hundreds of rounds per minute. The US Army hasn't perfected such a weapon just yet, but it's looking for proposals that could make more versatile guns possible. [url]
- Math has become an important aspect of all kinds of military weapons -- without math, we wouldn't be able to aim projectiles very effectively over long distances. Now, more and more computer simulations are being used to develop defenses and to help predict where enemies might attack. Would you like to play a game of thermonuclear war? [url]
- Anti-aircraft-carrier missiles could take out about 4 acres of naval runways on the open seas -- in one shot. China has been developing anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs) for years, and they're probably operational by now. [url]