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Q&A Could a laser using a "light capacitor" rather than a battery work?

The way this would work is by creating lasers &amp; pumping them into a chamber where it can't escape. The power for the lasers to be created is made either with a generator or by charging using an...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by pootis‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Trying to make a gun making scene realistic

So here is the situation. I have a character who is a trained modern gunsmith and he finds himself thrown into a setting where the most advanced firearm is the flintlock. I know some of the most a...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by MrDracoSpirit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Shooting through the earth

Due to reasons of magic an alien god that is about to takeover the earth in one year and can only be stopped by being shot through the entire earth. Assuming modern day Earth (no magic other then ...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by cypher‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by cypher‭

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Q&A How to build a Nuclear Pistol?

I came across the design of a nuclear pistol from a deviantart artist, shown here: I want to know if this can actually be built. My additions: The "egg" needs not be uranium, which has a huge ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭

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Q&A Is the Hammer's Slammers Powergun feasible?

I have seen many people discuss in this community on how a plasma gun ought to be made. But only a few mention the Powergun from the Hammerverse. I ask if this design will work. Can the bullets ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭

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Q&A What is the difference between a pulsed particle weapon and a beam particle weapon?

I'm considering adding a particle based weapon within my setting. It would be used in atmosphere and utilise [electrons] (http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/sidearmenergy.php#id--Particl...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Seraphim‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Seraphim‭

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Q&A What kind of protection system could be used against railguns?

What kind of system using modern technology would be able to counter a railgun projectile on a vehicle (both land and sea)? Would a think slab of angled armour in the shape of "&lt;" work to cover ...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SMS von der Tann‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SMS von der Tann‭

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Q&A How to build a tank equipped with a 1 GJ railgun

Not a tank that could survive being shot with a 1 GJ railgun (pretty sure nothing can survive that), but a tank that can withstand the recoil of a 1 GJ railgun that's been mounted to it. Obviousl...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Z.Schroeder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Z.Schroeder‭

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Q&A What metallic alloys would be used for weapons and armor in the XXI century knighthood games?

The year is 2035 and Channel 55-KYED decided on a new reality show. the XXI century knighthood games. It will be your basic renaissance faire re-enactment of medieval combat but since they are doi...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mindwin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mindwin‭

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Q&A Natural Armour and Weapons

In my fantasy world, the magic system pretty much makes metal armour and weapons obsolete. The magic system's specifics aren't important, just note that the magic system allows the users to 'penetr...

15 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Uncertainty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Uncertainty‭

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Q&A How would a rail gun affect the trajectory of a spacecraft?

What sort of force would a railgun need to produce to have a measurable affect on the trajectory of a large spacecraft? In the scifi book I am working on the primary craft of the story is a milita...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TitaniumTurtle‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TitaniumTurtle‭

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Q&A Ultrapowerful chemical propellant for guns

I'm building a moderately hard scifi future setting that focuses on space and land warfare and I'm trying to decide what would be the most realistic from an engineering standpoint of artillery tec...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by A.boj‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by A.boj‭

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Q&A How would you designate targets for orbital bombardment?

Throwing big rocks at planets is so passe and any asteroid tug can do that now. The Intergalactic Arms Reduction Treaty forbids the intentional bombardment of a planet's surface with large asteroi...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Green‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Green‭

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Q&A Can medieval people make a potato gun?

The spud gun uses air pressure to shoot a projectile - unusually a potato - at high speed towards a distant target much similar to todays revolvers. The only difference is that there is no gunpowde...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Azidoazide Azide Storage and Weaponization

AA (azidoazide azide) is a hyper-explosive 14 nitrogen molecule. My questions are: what are some theoretical ways to store it so it doesn't explode on you but on the enemy you throw it at, and what...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Attenuation of a laser in space?

Given that a laser beam is made up of coherent light waves running in parallel in the same direction, and that space is not a complete vacuum (dust, radiation, electromagnetic forces etc.), what ki...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Smoj‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Smoj‭

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Q&A Close Quarters Combat... In Space

A simple enough question, but one that Grimmsdottir and I agonized over. Basically, what would enable close-ranged fighting between space fleets/ships? We both agreed that having gargantuan ships ...

25 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Feaurie Vladskovitz‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Feaurie Vladskovitz‭

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Q&A How to create a nuclear explosion localized to only a few square feet?

Is there a way to create a nuclear explosion that only destroys things within a few feet of the bomb? The point is to completely eradicate something relatively small, leaving no trace. Let's assum...

18 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Scimonster‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Scimonster‭

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