The Apocalypse is Nigh: Navy Tests Futuristic Rail-Gun
Of course, the language chosen, “railgun,” seems to be carefully chosen to accurately describe the weapon, but also incites some sci-fi and video game references that gain it notoriety in the press.
Are we really looking at the wave of future weapons we’ve been promised by science fiction, movies, and video games for years now? Time will tell – but there are definitely some neat projects in the works. The article (linked to above) also has an accompanying video of the weapon in action for you to see (Windows Media Required). How cool is that?