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Electromagnetic Railgun Shoots Target 100 Miles Away

(Video Link) A railgun is a weapon that uses electromagnets to accelerate a projectile to very high speeds. The US Navy has been developing one for several years. Today they fired a shot at Mach 7 at a target 100 miles away: An electromagnetic railgun offers a velocity previously unattainable in a conventional weapon, speeds that are [...]

New Paper Airplane Flight Record Achieved

A Japanese man has set a new world record for “maximum time aloft” for a paper airplane. With a bend of the knees and an arch of the back, a Japanese engineer today set a world flight record for a paper plane, keeping his hand-folded construction in the air for 26.1 seconds. Using a plane specially [...]