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2010-06-01 12:42:46

The US Navy announced this week that is has successfully used a laser cannon fitted to its well-known "R2-D2" robotic gun turret installation to shoot down flying robots. According to the U.S. Naval Sea Systems command (NAVSEA), the hot robot-on-robot action took place at San Nicolas Island off the coast of California on May 24th.  The Naval spokesman said, "This marks the first Detect-Thru-Engage laser shoot-down of a threat representative target in an over-the-water, combat...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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