We can pretty much guarantee that this is the funniest video about making a railgun you'll see all day. Or maybe ever.
Our official motto here at DVICE is as follows: "you can never have enough railguns." As it so often does, the U.S. Navy has followed our lead, and has acquired a second prototype railgun system for testing.
Well, this sucks. Out of the $664.5 billion 2012 defense budget, the Senate Armed Services Committee couldn't find enough money (or reasons) to continue funding the Navy's Free Electron Laser or ship-mounted railgun. I guess the "free" part didn't fool them.