I think I need a moment…

This is undoubtedly the coolest thing I’ve seen so far this year. The Navy is testing rail-guns for possible deployment on their battleships. This particular version is a 32megajoule version that is only using 10 megajoules to fire at… get this… 8,270 feet per second. Yes that is feet per SECOND (or 5,640mph).

Via Gizmodo.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_OjZyQ[/youtube]