Friday, June 29, 2012

Entertainment Leads The Way, Again

First we had Star Trek and their little handheld communicators... then we had cell phones.

Next up we have Westwood Studio's Command & Conquer Red Alert (even before that really, since I know Nikolai Tesla did the original scientific theory that was used as the basis for the game) where they had what amounted to a Tesla Coil on crack... well, now the Army has their version of the game's Tesla Coil, using a laser to guide the electricity to the target with enough power to fuel a large city. 50 billion watts right to the target, in less than a second.

Thankfully they didn't report the range, or the exact design. Hopefully they'll keep that a secret as long as possible.

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