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Suffer the little children…

The Pentagon has tapped Lund and Company, a development house that’s designed toy rockets that are powered by burning hydrogen obtained by electrolysing water, to adapt that technology to fire bullets at varying speeds.  The result (if the crossover succeeds) will be a rifle that can be set to fire at “kill,” “stun,” or “bruise.”

Read the entire explosive story in this New Scientist article.

As we pause to reload, we might wish a felix natalis to Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus– the Roman Emperor Claudius– born on this date in 10 BCE.   Claudius succeeded his nephew Caligula to the throne in 41 BCE, oversaw the expansion of the empire (e.g., the conquest of Britain),  and provided Derek Jacobi his big break with American audiences.

The Emperor Claudius

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August 1, 2008 at 1:01 am

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