A Navy laser set fire to a small ship bobbing in unruly seas this week, the first at-sea demonstration of one of the Navy's ray guns. Check out the Navy's video of a fire slowly consuming the inflatable boat's outboard motors.
War is hell. But an ultimate weapon is hella cool.
The nuclear cannon dubbed "Atomic Annie" fires a 280 millimeter nuclear artillery shell packing 15 kilotons of explosive force, in this breathtaking image from 1953's Operation Upshot-Knothole in Nevada. Check out more images from our only nuclear artillery test.
Let's face it, there are times when something like a laser pistol, a fancy light-up sword, or the ability to crush people with your mind just won't get the trick done. When you're commanding an entire fleet of ships hell-bent on invasion, you need a weapon that'll really get things done. In the world of science…