Navy breaks “power threshold” in pursuit of megawatt-class death ray, pundits poised to label Obama a mad scientist

I never get tired of Wired:

But now the Navy thinks it’s broken a power threshold. Tests in December of a new injector yielded the electrons necessary to get the Free Electron Laser up to “megawatt class” beams, the Office of Naval Research said in a statement issued today, nine months ahead of schedule.

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