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Naval Gazing into the Future

The U.S. Navy plans to unveil its new-fangled railgun this Summer. Star Wars references aside — the proper pop culture reference is the Wave Motion gun. From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

This summer, San Diego will host the public unveiling of a military weapon that the Navy’s chief scientist calls a Star Wars-like technology […]

Help a Brotherhood Out

From the Dwight K. Schrute School of Business

Battleship Galactica

The US Navy’s laser weapons program (“The Alan Parson’s Project” if they’d had a sense of humor) continues apace… From Wired’s Danger Room blog:

Fewer than three years after the Navy awarded Northrop Grumman a contract worth up to $98 million to build the Maritime Laser Demonstrator, it’s proven able to cause “catastrophic failure” […]