Daily Blog 04/18/2011

  • A coilgun is a type of projectile accelerator that consists of one or more coils used as electromagnets in the configuration of a synchronous linear motor which accelerate a magnetic projectile to high velocity. The name Gauss gun is sometimes used for such devices in reference to Carl Friedrich Gauss, who formulated mathematical descriptions of the magnetic effect used by magnetic accelerators.

    tags: coilgun weapons

  • The Brazilian police force is getting a little bit Terminator on its citizens. Well, on its criminals at least.

    No, they haven’t built a humanoid killer, they’ve just taken a cue from the augmented, analytical sight capabilities of cinema cyborgs. In the next few weeks, Brazilian police will begin testing pairs of ” RoboCop” glasses, which can identify a criminal’s face in a crowd of people.

    tags: police technology brazil

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