Thursday, June 7, 2012

Self-Guided Bullet

Straight Shooter Trevor Johnston

Rough Sketch: Self-Guided Bullet -- Popular Science

“Our .50-caliber bullet can guide itself to a hit half a mile away”.

For years, people have tried to come up with ways to steer bullets, and everyone has consistently said you can’t do it. And you couldn’t—if the bullet was spinning. A spinning bullet is too stable; you can’t apply enough force to turn it off its axis of revolution. The secret sauce is that our bullet doesn’t spin. It’s kind of like a musket ball, which doesn’t rotate, but with technology added to let us control where it goes.

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My Comment:
For snipers .... I guess this is the ultimate weapon.

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