Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Laser Tag, Navy Style: Us Navy Wants a 100 Kilowatt Laser Weapon for Its Warships

by Lambert Varias

The Office of Naval Research – not to be confused with the Office of Navel Research, a pet project of the previous president – recently awarded defense contractor Raytheon a year-long contract to develop laz0rb33mz. No seriously, the US Navy wants to have a 100-kilowatt Free Electron Laser as a weapon that will be installed on naval warships. Marvel Comics Popular Mechanics explains: “A FEL uses superconducting electron accelerators to produce high-power laser beams that could target cruise missiles, airplanes or boats.” Uhuh. I see. That’s… I see.

wtf-is-this

Yeah I give up. I don’t even know what’s on the picture. I just find it incredible that the stuff I used to place under “fiction/nightmares” is coming true right before my eyes. Laser weapons? Are you freaking kidding me? The article added that the Raytheon contract was just the first step in a $150 million, three-phase Dr. Evil ONR program.

100-kilowatt laser weapons. Wow. And yet a lot of the problems that were already around when I was a kid are still here today. Like world hunger. Or civilians not having super powers or laser weapons. Seriously. Someone please do something about that.





Comments (3):

  1. technabob says:

    Hope they don’t arm those robots who can rebuild themselves with these. We’ll all be screwed.

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

World\

World's Largest LEGO United States Flag: The Stud Spangled Banner

Star Trek Paper Clips Boldly Turn in Paperwork

Star Trek Paper Clips Boldly Turn in Paperwork

Tooli 4-in-1 Desktop CNC Machine: Draw It, Cut It, Paint It, Engrave, Dispense, Pick & Place It

Tooli 4-in-1 Desktop CNC Machine: Draw It, Cut It, Paint It, Engrave, Dispense, Pick & Place It

Yoda Silk Tie: Dress for Success You Will

Yoda Silk Tie: Dress for Success You Will

The Government\

The Government's Fireworks Safety Demonstration Is Horrifying

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by