February 07, 2012
By Dylan Polk
A team of scientists in New Mexico have invented the unthinkable: a bullet that doesn't miss.
According to KRQE-TV, scientists at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque have invented a self-guided bullet that doesn't miss its target.
The .50-caliber bullet, which behaves more like a miniature guided missile, doesn't have a spiral rotation, but instead twists and turns to guide itself toward a laser-directed point and is capable of making up to 30 corrections in the air -- it could be a perfect fit for military machine guns, scientists said.
"We've tested gunpowders to see if we can get muzzle velocity for military interest," said Jim Jones, a member of the Sandia Labs technical staff. "We've tested various electronic components to see if they would survive the launch."
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