Cassette Cupboard – use up all those old "NOW!" tapes

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If you invested heavily in the cassette format in the 80s and 90s, then you’re probably kicking yourself now that half of your music collection is no longer playable due to the ravages of time and magnetic degradation. That and the fact you left them in the sun during the summer of 1998 and now they stick together a bit…

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Raygun testing begins – 100kW electro-laser nearly ready for battlefield use

Gary Cutlack Science, Weaponry 1 Comment


Military developer Northrop Grumman has a dream. A dream to create proper rayguns. A dream we would happily fund by paying extra tax and posting it off to the American government should it be able to pull it off.

But that’s not necessary – it has already done it. Northrop will soon start testing a 100 kilowatt model of its Joint High Power Solid State Laser, which chains together eight smaller 15kW models. It has already successfully tested a chain of two…

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