A Navy laser set fire to a small ship bobbing in unruly seas this week, the first at-sea demonstration of one of the Navy's ray guns. Check out the Navy's video of a fire slowly consuming the inflatable boat's outboard motors.
War is hell. But an ultimate weapon is hella cool.
The nuclear cannon dubbed "Atomic Annie" fires a 280 millimeter nuclear artillery shell packing 15 kilotons of explosive force, in this breathtaking image from 1953's Operation Upshot-Knothole in Nevada. Check out more images from our only nuclear artillery test.
Hooray for the Chinese, for they have developed a super cool new anti-ship ballistic missile with low radar signature and unpredictable flight path which can destroy US Navy Supercarriers on one go! Oh, wait.
Let's face it, there are times when something like a laser pistol, a fancy light-up sword, or the ability to crush people with your mind just won't get the trick done. When you're commanding an entire fleet of ships hell-bent on invasion, you need a weapon that'll really get things done. In the world of science…