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To: Jonty30
Could they, in principle, be effective replacements for bullets and gunpowder?

It all boils down to the size of the power source, and the reduction of resistance. Resistance equals heat, which requires size and complexity and weight to dissipate. Power sources for weapons are usually rather bulky.

But if you could create a zero-point energy source running a small, room-temperature-frictionless electromagnetic levitation bubble areound your rail gun projectile...

... that would be, like, awesome.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

I agree


16 posted on 03/21/2012 12:30:54 AM PDT by U-238
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