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  1. #1 The superconducter 
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    There are so many things that need to be address when talking about todays technology. And these are things that take time to solve.Making the superconductor is a major step in technology. So we can now make things small enough to be practical and have power enough to make it effective. And this goes for the next generation of weapons. And if we can incorporate the superconductor into these weapons we can definitely have weapons that would normally be too much for human hands to handle. Your thoughts?


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    Maybe superconductors and supercapacitors using nanotubes can power hand held ion rifles.
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    Superconductivity could make powerful rail guns possible. You could make power delivery improvements in the power cables feeding the gun electricity, the capacitors, the magnets, and the projectile itself. Maybe rail gun artillery could be built with the capability to snipe out enemy nuclear missiles on the other side of the planet before they even get close to their targets and bring an end the threat of nuclear war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876
    Superconductivity could make powerful rail guns possible. You could make power delivery improvements in the power cables feeding the gun electricity, the capacitors, the magnets, and the projectile itself. Maybe rail gun artillery could be built with the capability to snipe out enemy nuclear missiles on the other side of the planet before they even get close to their targets and bring an end the threat of nuclear war.
    It's pretty unlikely that superconductors will be used in rail guns for the foreseeable future, since every superconductor has a maximum amount of current it can carry before it stops superconducting. Rail guns use HUGE amounts of current, far more than any superconductor could hope to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wangwy13
    Every coin has two sides...
    Actually... they have three. Everybody always seems to forget about the edge. :wink:
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