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Lasers, Rail Guns, and the Future of the Navy

It’s a new era: the Navy is about to take a big step for military-kind. This summer they will add the first ship-mounted laser to their fleet, and that’s just the beginning.
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Hollywood may be a long way from Annapolis, but through the experiences of Cmdr. Kevin Blenkhorn, one of the creators of Yoda in the most recent Star Wars films, midshipmen can get a taste of what happens behind the bright …
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I think it goes without saying that humans are flawed. <pause for dramatic effect> I know.  It’s a shocker. So when we think of the things humans are capable of doing, there’s always a margin of error, isn’t there?  There’s …
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  NASA’s Curiosity rover is scouring the Martian surface at Gale Crater with drills, cameras and even a laser so it can find out more about the Red Planet. Curiosity carries no people, instead taking all of its readings by …
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