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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am 
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Mr Fishy wrote:
Yes I did read it :rolleyes:

Now let's try and get back on subject [9n5.gif]

We still use jet engines 80 years after their invention. You would have throught they'd come up with something else by now [shrug65465.gif]

I thought the subject was guns [adrian.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 pm 
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In the first 50 years of the 20th century we developed cars, powered flight and radio communications :proud:

What have we done since [shrug65465.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:43 pm 
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In the first 50 years of the 20th century we developed cars, powered flight and radio communications :proud:

What have we done since [shrug65465.gif]

Space flight.. quite a few cures to various diseases...

.. then there’s the Rail gun under development...

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
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The technology used to put a man on the moon was German from 1943 :rolleyes:
Diseases? Antibiotics from the same era [9n5.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
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Rail gun ?


In 1918, French inventor Louis Octave Fauchon-Villeplee created an electric cannon. He filed for a US patent on 1 April 1919, which was issued in July 1922 as patent no. 1,421,435 "Electric Apparatus for Propelling Projectiles".[13] In his device, two parallel busbars are connected by the wings of a projectile, and the whole apparatus surrounded by a magnetic field. By passing current through busbars and projectile, a force is induced which propels the projectile along the bus-bars and into flight.[14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:07 pm 
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I see we're staying on subject... :rolleyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 pm 
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www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun ... -cool-toys


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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:34 pm 
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Forget the "media message" :rolleyes:

Look around your home, most of the things you own were available by 1945. ( If you had the money to afford them :whistle: )

Even robots use parts design in the 1940's

Technology seems to have stopped moving.

The idea that incremental improvement of existing designs is better than new ones is commonplace in our current society. Cheaper and easier to bring to market: business likes that.

If we ever face an enemy like the "pre war Germany" again, that business focused agender means we're in seriously trouble.... again.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are all the ray guns?
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Rail gun ?


In 1918, French inventor Louis Octave Fauchon-Villeplee created an electric cannon. He filed for a US patent on 1 April 1919, which was issued in July 1922 as patent no. 1,421,435 "Electric Apparatus for Propelling Projectiles".[13] In his device, two parallel busbars are connected by the wings of a projectile, and the whole apparatus surrounded by a magnetic field. By passing current through busbars and projectile, a force is induced which propels the projectile along the bus-bars and into flight.[14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun

Patenting something and actually putting it into production are two different things.. something Leonardo da Vinci might have had a say about..

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