Hala Chaoui February 29, 2012 12:37 PM Charming. What a contrast with this, an Afghani inventor comes up with a mine sweeper: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/02/wind-powered-bamboo-mine-sweeper/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greenprophet+%28Green+Prophet%29 Nacho Lotitto February 29, 2012 01:03 PM YEYYYY!!! MORE WMD's!! Larry Hooten February 29, 2012 02:45 PM If it's electrical, what's with all the fire coming out of the muzzle? BlacknYellow February 29, 2012 03:44 PM YYYEEEESSS! Awsome, i love it. But that seems like a lot chemical energy propulsion behind the projectile... Dawar Saify February 29, 2012 03:59 PM Industry first, this is a killing machine, not part of some constructive industry. halcyon_m February 29, 2012 05:22 PM @Larry HootenThe fire/flame is plasma from the arc, super-heated air. Needless to say, this weapon isn't the most efficient way to propel an object, but it is effective. Clay Jones February 29, 2012 05:43 PM Awesome technology. Let's deploy this as soon as possible. rwalker February 29, 2012 05:45 PM I'm guessing the flame is caused by super heated air, from huge emp it takes to propel the projectile benfelts70 February 29, 2012 05:46 PM @ Nacho: I think the fire exists because of the friction that's created when the super speed projectile is launched. I heard a story awhile back that said, the heat inside the muzzle got so hot that past devices destroyed themselves or couldn't sustain high firing rates. Annawyn February 29, 2012 06:29 PM The projectile is travelling 5,000 mph. That "chemical energy" you see is pure friction coming off the front blunt edge.