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Old 07-19-2021, 08:08 PM   #1
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USSOCOM is testing bullets that can be fired underwater



DSG's supercavitating underwater bullets annihilate ballistics tests

https://newatlas.com/military/dsg-ca...water-bullets/

US military is testing bullets that can be shot UNDERWATER to enable Navy SEALs to engage in submarine combat and sink enemy boats from below

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...slow-down.html
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:21 AM   #2
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This really is Interesting. It really is a filtering down of technology pioneered by Russia with regards to super cavitating torpedo's. Although we are talking about an underwater bullet, this philosophy does perhaps have other more worth while applications.

The torpedoes and bullets achieve their incredible speed by generating an air bubble around the object allowing it to " slip " through the water molecules.

Einstein has postulated that it is impossible to travel at the speed of light. The energy requirements are incredible to even think about. However, light does have properties of both a wave and yet they travel at light speed.

Perhaps by creating a " Warp Bubble " an object inside of it can travel at light speed and beyond. This idea would not seem to violate the rules of physics and yet enable high speed travel.


At least this gives physicists new ways to think of space travel and to " think out of the box ."

Good stuff.

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This really is Interesting. It really is a filtering down of technology pioneered by Russia with regards to super cavitating torpedo's. Although we are talking about an underwater bullet, this philosophy does perhaps have other more worth while applications.

The torpedoes and bullets achieve their incredible speed by generating an air bubble around the object allowing it to " slip " through the water molecules.

Einstein has postulated that it is impossible to travel at the speed of light. The energy requirements are incredible to even think about. However, light does have properties of both a wave and also of particles and yet they travel at light speed.

Perhaps by creating a " Warp Bubble " an object inside of it can travel at light speed and beyond. This idea would not seem to violate the rules of physics and yet enable high speed travel.

At least this gives physicists new ways to this of space travel and to " think out of the box ."
Good stuff.
Alcubierre drive?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive
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Maybe combine these bullets with the old idea of the gyrojet gun?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet



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That is exactly right and research continues on these and other theories of space travel.
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Love the picture of the guy firing the rifle to a ... TYPHOON!???? LMAO!
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Love the picture of the guy firing the rifle to a ... TYPHOON!???? LMAO!
Yes sort of silly, the idea of shooting up into an inflatable seems more reasonable. I found out about these things pursuing the idea that a frigate needed some sort of reactive armor from torpedoes. Shoot a stream of supercaviting gyrojets at the incoming torpedo and take out its propulsion or its steering.
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Einstein has postulated that it is impossible to travel at the speed of light. The energy requirements are incredible to even think about. However, light does have properties of both a wave and yet they travel at light speed.

Perhaps by creating a " Warp Bubble " an object inside of it can travel at light speed and beyond. This idea would not seem to violate the rules of physics and yet enable high speed travel.

Yes, but what is the speed of light?


299,792,458 m/s?


Maybe. Or maybe it's half that. Truth is: we don't really know.


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