April 26, 2012
jtotheizzoe:

Dangerously Beautiful: New Self-Guided Bullets
The beautiful path tracing across the twilight desert above is not a firefly. It’s actually an LED streaking across the sky.
Only that LED’s attached to a new self-guided bullet developed by Sandia Labs. It has the ability to make 30 flight adjustments per second to zero in on a laser target over a mile away. It can be fired out of traditional guns to within 8 inches of a target at a half mile’s distance.
There’s a really frightening and deadly beauty to all of this. On one hand, it’s a truly amazing feat of modern engineering. On the other hand, couldn’t they have made a self-guided butterfly instead?
It reminds me of the awful 1980’s film Runaway starring Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons, who were decades ahead of Sandia in the guided bullet department.
Previously: If the bullets aren’t bad enough, check out these cute-for-now-but-wait-until-they-get-a-weapon robots jumping and flying/playing music like never before.
(↬ Co.Design, image by SandiaLabs)

jtotheizzoe:

Dangerously Beautiful: New Self-Guided Bullets

The beautiful path tracing across the twilight desert above is not a firefly. It’s actually an LED streaking across the sky.

Only that LED’s attached to a new self-guided bullet developed by Sandia Labs. It has the ability to make 30 flight adjustments per second to zero in on a laser target over a mile away. It can be fired out of traditional guns to within 8 inches of a target at a half mile’s distance.

There’s a really frightening and deadly beauty to all of this. On one hand, it’s a truly amazing feat of modern engineering. On the other hand, couldn’t they have made a self-guided butterfly instead?

It reminds me of the awful 1980’s film Runaway starring Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons, who were decades ahead of Sandia in the guided bullet department.

Previously: If the bullets aren’t bad enough, check out these cute-for-now-but-wait-until-they-get-a-weapon robots jumping and flying/playing music like never before.

( Co.Design, image by SandiaLabs)

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